The Simpsons‘ car breaks down in Little Ethiopia so Bart, Marge, and Lisa opt to (cautiously) experiment with “ethnic” food. It’s a good play on the sheltered-suburb-meets-diverse-city stereotype. Particularly the exoticization of Ethiopian and Korean food by the “foodies” that show up. The clip is a great commentary on the fact that much of America chooses to identify non-white culture as “ethnic” and “exotic,” ignoring white-European ethnicities all together. Lisa: “exotic… vegetarian.. I can mention it in a college essay… this is amazing!”
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