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This is why I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

"People love hearing terrible details of news tragedies.
One, it's titillating like a horror movie.
Two, it makes them feel like a good person because they care about a stranger.
Three, it makes people feel safe that it did not happen to them."

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I thought that Oleg was Russian, but it has been a while since I saw the show.

You'd be surprised, but I heard stupid Polish jokes a enough that I remember them. There was one apparently on Jimmy Kimmel a few years ago.

Even now there still is xenophobic Polish things occasionally on tv or in the news. I actually came across someone on a news program a couple of years ago bringing up a story a colleague someone had told them that Poles are antisemitic and get it "from their mother's milk". Plus there is the "Polish death camps"- controversy that the President stepped in a few years back and then again with the FBI director earlier this year.

I wish making fun or being derogatory towards us had gone out with Archie Bunker. It sees to still raise its terrible head every so often.

It's probably one of those things that's easier to notice when you're tuned to it. I'm privileged, so maybe I'll notice it now. My wife is from Newfoundland -- the citizens of which were always the butt of jokes in my youth. I'm not even clear if Newfie is pejorative.

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