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April 17, 2010
April 27, 2012 9:02 PM
If you can't enjoy it, you have a lack of humor
A fantastic episode. It's great when we can laugh at the stereotypes of ourselves and others. Just as there is a difference between a white and red lie, there is also a difference in laughing at stereotype and bigotry. The Irish love their booze, the italians are metrosexual or dumb mobsters, the french are pompus, the brits have bad teeth, african americans must always be cool, these are silly stereotypes. When done with a wink and a nod it is fantastic. I am reminded of the Family Guy episode where a young woman with down syndrome played a like-part and people were offended. The young woman was annoyed so many were offended on her behalf when she found the episode funny and not at all offensive (because again, it was done in an absurd mediaum and with a a wink and a nod).
Conclusion: Again, a great episode. We should lighten up.
August 8, 2011 5:55 PM
best simpsons show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 10, 2010 7:41 PM
from the goyim...
Of course the Wall isn't that low, and of course Homer isn't a good role model...that's the point, it's supposed to be absurd! That's why it hilarious!!!
May 26, 2010 1:08 PM
I am an Israeli
the accent was really good but everything else was a bit offensive and the western wall isn't that low
May 26, 2010 1:02 PM
hhhhh I am an Israelian and that was very funny hhh but the Western Wall is not really that low
May 8, 2010 7:47 PM
not that funny
The Simpsons set a horrible example when it comes to parenting...I mean, who can watch Bart being choked by his father and not cringe? As the for the Israeli tour guide...that was pretty funny.
May 8, 2010 3:18 AM
That was my cab driver.
Fortunately most people in Israel i met were nice, but that tour guide was modeled after my cabdriver from the airport.
May 6, 2010 1:39 PM
I don't like the kind of brash and insensitive Israeli depicted by the Tour Guide in this clip, and unfortunately the type is all too common here. I've never liked the Simpsons' on the few occasions I've watched them and in this clip especially I found the focus highly negative. However, nothing in the clip can be classified as antisemitic. Incidently, how many non-Jews would understand the references to Massadah, etc? At least the scriptwriters did their homework!
April 28, 2010 5:12 PM
I can watch this clip 5 times in a row and find it funny every time! I am proud of how Israel is depicted here - there is nothing inherently bad or offensive here and some of my fellow commentators REALLY need to lighten up! Besides, I know Israeli people who speak *exactly* the way the tour guide does - it's hilarious!
April 28, 2010 2:30 PM
If it makes you smile - why not...
April 27, 2010 5:54 PM
Fantastic! (from a viewer living in Israel)
This was awesome. Sure, I would have omitted a word here or there- but I wasn't assigned that job. Stop taking yourselves so seriously, folks. Crying "antisemitism" at every turn is also bad press for the Jewish people. Set a better example by lightening up, whining less, and choosing your battles more wisely (such as the "real" issues we Jews need to deal with out there).
April 26, 2010 8:04 PM
As my brother used to say: "no sense of humor, no sense."
April 24, 2010 8:11 PM
People need to understand that the Simpsons show makes fun of EVERYONE "satirelessly" (is there such a word?). Therefore, I vote NOT to accuse the show of "antisemitismic" (another new word?) presentation. Only Jews know what shmuck means, but this one doesn't. If anyone wants to let me know, email me at mattityahu at yahoo dot com. I agree that the show probably shouldn't be on Aish due to the naitivity of the Jewish world with regard to television and insensitivity of people who take everything seriously. On the other hand, perhap we Israelis should cry out against anything which is against Israel since the world is bent against us as it has always been.
April 24, 2010 4:23 PM
The Simpsons tour Israel
I thought this was extremely offensive.
April 23, 2010 8:21 PM
I find #8's comments to be the best. When I watched the show I was expecting some pretty insulting things, which to my surprise was not there. Yes, it skated the line some times, but if we can't make fun of ourselves or be ok with some making fun of us once in a while we will never survive. The clip was hilarious and actually made me miss Israel.
April 22, 2010 6:01 PM
Running the Race
On the screen before it starts, it says "questionable broadcasting." Gives us a clue there will be some content of this that is questionable. The torch has been given to #6. Your knowledge of being able to know the bashing of this broadcast, is beyond the most of us. Use it! You have the torch, run the race, until it is time to pass the torch to the next team player. We will win this race!
April 22, 2010 4:21 PM
Cartoon: Laughs or Anger?
I never watch the simpsons, however when I was watching Israel news they showed a clip of the show a few weeks ago, a different one than this one. The one they showed was really funny, and I thought only the Jewish People could really laugh about that with their sense of humor. I respect the other comments and I read them before watching this clip. I respect them and what you saw and heard in this clip that upset you. However, I saw no pun attended by this, not on purpose. In light of all the other countries the simpsons has visited, the news highlighted they felt honored the simpsons finally visited Israel. They weren't left out of the jokes. If this wasn't a cartoon, it wouldn't have any humor at all, and what all have said, so true. In light of being a cartoon, the writer's had no attention of making light of any real issues. There is a group in Israel that is using laughter to bring people together, even over tough issues, it helps relieve the heavy load sometimes. I am also pleased those who did not like it, that you are speaking up about it, that also is important!
April 21, 2010 9:41 PM
As funny as...
...a heart attack! For shame, folks! This cannot possibly have been created by a Jew except his name be Jon Stewart or Bill Maher!
Double Shame on You!
April 21, 2010 3:09 AM
Had I not lived there I wouldn't have believed it.
Yes 'if you don't haggle people won't respect you'. Peace negotiations therefore with arabs are endless. The people who coined this phrase fail to judge that their adversaries are not people. This sets up everyone as kosher thieves always wanting the bigger better deal. Why be truthful when guile pays off handsomely,weather In politics, buisness & marriage. The constant flow of insults made me uneasy. How close to life was that? They could not poke fun at kvitlach in the wailing wall had empty prayers not previously been placed by Jews. The mashgiach at my yeshiva once disclosed a prayer requesting the eternals help that the baytar soccer team be victorous over tel aviv soccer team. That sort of cheapens the urgentcy of the person praying for health of child who needs transplant, or God forbid cancer. If Jews carry on uneffected by Gods presence, what chance of spillover to other cultures can we expect. Its hard to be "ohr lagoyim" a light unto the nations if we barely illuminate one another. Protectzia, the tour guide probably did get kickbacks [backshish in hebrew=bribe]. We give a handshake of five fingers as a symbolic show of trust. Giving a sixth or having an extra finger taken from you is the origin of a rip off. Recently it was revealed that the holyland development was 1200% over what was authorized. Guess that was a double backshish. One of the ten sephirot is called "Hod" Majesty. Homer being the dufuss that he is always manages to embaress his wife,children& friends. Its no wonder his catch word is Hod spelled backwards. "Do'h "makes him the antithesis of his children asperations for what they'd like to look up to and see in their father.
Does anyone think it odd that such an episode should surface before independence day?Many a serious thought is expressed in humor.
April 20, 2010 5:55 PM
Antisemitic -Demonizes-the "israeli"is indecent,loud,rude anti-christian
It DEMONIZES Israelis and fits in nicely with all the anti-Israeli and Anti-Jewish attacks all over the world
April 20, 2010 4:40 PM
Very funny except the line ''The Sh@%#& who wrote new testament"",since there is no need to use foul language or offend other religions in order to be funny. I am sure the founder of Aish would never have approved such a line.
April 20, 2010 2:20 PM
In the video, the use of the word "goyim" as well as the gratuitously insulting description of the writers of the New Testament are not funny. In fact, for a website that preaches traditional Judaism to post this as being funny is nothing less than an indication Hillel's "one foot Judaism." sadly has been forgotten in here. And that too is not funny.
Wholensss to all of us,
April 19, 2010 12:44 AM
April 18, 2010 1:13 PM
that was really funny! the israeli accent was just perfect!
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