Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling: Episode 1

A 3-part original online film, starring Academy Award nominee Elliott Gould.

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Comments (92)

(83) ken, May 17, 2012 7:46 PM

1,2 & 3 episodes were very entertaining, music by Peter Himmelman was perfect.

(82) Arlene, May 16, 2012 3:21 PM

It's only a dream

I too didn't want this to end. Seeing how much other viewers felt the same way may indicate our hunger for real direction in our everyday life! The ending is really alright because life is this way...the future is not known by us, only by God alone. It's also cool that the last episode ended with a Rabbi and a grandpa leading the confused young man into the "next episode". They are cutting the young man loose from his nest so he can now make his life for himself. It's really exciting. He can now write the next episode! We can too!

(81) Hana, May 15, 2012 2:10 AM

Is that the same Elliot Gould?

Wasn't Elliot Gould once married to Barbra streisand?

marty, May 15, 2012 3:14 PM

there is only one Elliott Gould


FLORA, May 18, 2012 11:41 AM



(80) Carol Bunn, May 13, 2012 1:31 AM


I missed Episode 1 but if it was as good as Episode 2 I can't wait to watch it and especially Episode 3 to see what happens to Andy. Lying makes it difficult to love someone without reservation because you never know if what they share with you is real or not. It's a lot harder not to lie when for instance someone asks if you like their outfit and you think it's horrible. So far I'm managing to say 'it's just you' but it is hard not to say 'it's horrible' especially when you don't like their taste in clothes at all. Would appreciate others thoughts on that particular situation. The most amazing thing in the whole world is the fact we can trust our Heavenly Father absolutely because He cannot lie. Amen

Eva, May 15, 2012 2:21 AM

For the sake of sholom

The Jewish rule is that In such a case one should say it's nice, rather than hurt the persons feelings. It is not a sin. Hashem. Himself changed Sarah's words to avoid hurting Avrohom's feelings .see Beraishis.

(79) naomi grossbard, May 9, 2012 1:22 PM

enjoyable to see and listen

Looking forward to seeing Part 3

(78) David, May 8, 2012 8:00 AM

reply to 73

Are you kidding? With morals and common sense like that, I would even vote for him to be the Prime minister of Israel. G-d bless him (and you too).

(77) Marite, May 8, 2012 3:24 AM

Lying Won't Get You To the Life You Want

Yes, I've had the experience of taking on more than I could chew because of embellishments on my capabilities. However, it became so overwhelming that my career in that company ended miserably. Since then, I found that lying about anything, big or small (white lies) won't give you the joy, peace, appreciation and freedom in life. Lying leads to more lies and causes one to be shackled to someone you don't know.

(76) Dorit, May 7, 2012 9:46 PM

Loved it!!!

Can't wait to watch the next 2 episodes.

(75) Rudman Miller, May 6, 2012 4:35 PM


Excellent casting and dialogue. I love the message. Thank you. Rudman Miller Convert

(74) John, May 5, 2012 11:53 AM

Love It!

I cant wait for the rest of it!

(73) Anonymous, May 5, 2012 11:51 AM

what if?

Love Elliott Gould - he's so great, I wish he'd run for president, I'd vote for him!

(72) Anonymous, May 5, 2012 5:06 AM

Interesting. Looking forward to next week's cnapter.

Actors kept a good pace. Dialog crisp. Cliffhanger question: Will Andy lie or tell the truth in his interview? Or will he find a job in a pickle factory?

(71) Mikey, May 4, 2012 6:38 PM

I started my current career by lying on my resume

I had nearly no work history for several years after college and to get my foot in the door, I had to liberally embellish my resume and claim experience that I never had to get my foot in the door at temp agencies that would never have considered me for the positions I was applying for without some prior background. I was successful at bluffing my way in through interviews, which led to me being hired, and soon I did gain valid, actual experience. Since then I have never lied on my resume. The only problem is that initial lying led me into a succession of jobs, that while decent-paying and permitting me to support myself and a family, I've never liked or enjoyed, so I guess that's been my punishment.

(70) yehudit, May 3, 2012 7:40 PM

why only three??!!!

I hope this will have more than three episodes..... aish, you've done it before: can your viewers get this thing onto the today show and into the ratings ...... And good on you Elliot for using your G-d given talent to give something to your community!

marty, May 4, 2012 8:03 AM

Give something?

I think Elliott Gould gives an enormous amount for his community and for Israel, just look at all he does for Chabad.

(69) Al Meltzer, May 3, 2012 2:27 PM

My middle name is "Oiser." Nough said. Enjoyed video. Thanks

Amy M., May 3, 2012 8:33 PM

We also have an Oyzer...

My husband's grandfather is also Oyzer

(68) leora tasker, May 3, 2012 1:49 AM

Listen to Grandpa

what a good demonstration for the generation who want everything "now". Listen to Grandpa cries out wisdom! this is very well acted it will be interesting to see what does happen in the end.

(67) Lynn, May 3, 2012 1:21 AM


Cannot wait for #'s 2 & 3!! Bring them on!

(66) Ruthann, May 3, 2012 12:49 AM


Thank you I needed this so much. I appreciate it. I have two grown children. It's fun and real.

(65) aryeh, May 2, 2012 11:24 PM

this is better than the Office

I am hooked on the series. Can you guys show this on American Airlines flights?

(64) MP, May 2, 2012 11:00 PM


Eight minutes to pass on sage "distance from falsehood" advice? Sigh. I guess there is an audience for this material, but it isn't me :).

Martine, May 3, 2012 5:55 AM

missing the point

To me it seems like the greater point is, "have the humility to get out of yourself, acknowledge another approach to life, and you may then begin to discover truth". The simplicity of the message "distance from falsehood" seems appropriate to Andy Ling at this stage. Maybe as the character embraces personal responsibility and grows, they could explore more sophisticated moral quandaries. Meanwhile, the show is funny and awesome!

Mrs. R., May 3, 2012 4:35 PM

Maybe "your slip is showing"...

Do you realize that your attitude reveals more about you than the video? Since something about it offended you I think it would be good for you to check your heart and see what doesn't belong there.

(63) jj, May 2, 2012 10:54 PM

Could you possibly put a volume-control on your display-machine....?

(62) YABE, May 2, 2012 10:50 PM

episode 2&3

Absolutely love it, episode 2 & 3; bring it on, I want to share all 3 episodes with all those on my address book

(61) Lois, May 2, 2012 10:28 PM

Very well done video with Eliot Gould.

Listen to Grandpa episode #1 was interesting.How can I see episode #2 and 3.

(60) miriam nockenofsky, May 2, 2012 9:28 PM

very, very, very good!!!

wow, i cant wait to see the next part! that grandfather sounds like a smart man. this video is pretty funny but i know there is a strong message to come

(59) Paula Driscoll, May 2, 2012 8:46 PM

A All the way! A treat!

What a treat to see something with good content, good acting, good writing, good editing! It makes you think and laugh at the same time. I really look forward to the next episode! : D

(58) Jerry Russo, May 2, 2012 8:34 PM

Listen to Gradnpa

Iv'e already read part one. Where can I find parts 2 & 3 ? Thank you.

(57) Jim Gaus, May 2, 2012 8:00 PM

Can't (or Kant) wait till episode 2

Educational, enlightening, enjoyable! Made my day! Please post next episodes soon!

(56) Mrs.R., May 2, 2012 7:43 PM


OHHH Why must we wait until next week!!???!!!! Thank you so much.

(55) Honey Guyon, May 2, 2012 7:23 PM

Want more

When will we have episodes 2 and 3?

(54) Penny Blitz Jessup, May 2, 2012 7:16 PM

Can't wait for part 2!!!

Fantastic. Well done. I cannot wait to see the rest.

(53) Grieg Mayberry, May 2, 2012 6:20 PM

Great seeing Elliot Gould in a comedy again!

Elliot Gould is one of America's great ones when it comes to actors. I can't wait to see all three episodes. I think you may have hit a home-run with this video!

(52) Karin, May 2, 2012 6:07 PM


This was a great video! I can't wait or part 2! Elliot Gould is a wonderful actor!

(51) Rifka, May 2, 2012 6:02 PM

too cliche for me

While I love humor, a wink of the eye, the outlandish, I feel this was none of that I was disappointed with Elliot Gould's acting and the lines were totally predictable

Martine, May 8, 2012 1:55 PM

on what planet?

Which part was predictable? When he quoted the philosopher Grotius, when Andy didn't know his mother's name, or when Elliot Gould told his grandson to work in a pickle store?

(50) Anonymous, May 2, 2012 5:39 PM

I loved it! :-) Please release the next episode asap!

(49) Kara, May 2, 2012 5:03 PM


I liked it......well put together! Waiting for the others.....

(48) Judith, May 2, 2012 5:01 PM

a big LIKE

I enjoyed this part, and look forward to the episode 2.

(47) Rachel, May 2, 2012 4:56 PM

Loved it!

I can hardly wait for the second episode to air! Both played their parts so well. Loved it!

(46) Ranaga Farbiarz, May 2, 2012 4:55 PM

Very funny & timely-loved the characters, esp. Grandpa

I loved seeing Elliot Gould embrace his inner "alta cacker". I aspire to having the gravitas to pull that off in about 20 years. Can't wait to see where this is going...more...more...more!!!

(45) janice, May 2, 2012 4:51 PM

5 stars

love it! and yes, Grandpa for President. 4 more days until episode 2 (:

(44) debby, May 2, 2012 4:27 PM

loved it

the script is written with Yiddish truth and meaning

(43) Judit, May 2, 2012 4:22 PM

Why do we have to wait until next week?

I want to see it now....

(42) Anonymous, May 2, 2012 4:01 PM


I enjoyed part 1 and I am looking forward to parts 2 and 3. In this day of unemployed people who must try to find their way it is a fresh look into the orthodox recommendations. 1. Honesty 2, Take a job even if it is below your goal (i.e. pickle store sales) 3. Look into your Jewish roots to find what you need.

(41) cf, May 2, 2012 4:00 PM

one little thing

Aaargh! I'd hoped the newest email was to announce part 2. Can' wait! But, one little thing: Andy not knowing his mother's birthday season. I realized that this just enhanced our appreciation of his utter loserness but it didn't quite ring true.

(40) Miriam, May 2, 2012 3:53 PM

Phenomenal. Brilliant. Throughly entertaining.

Can't wait for part 2.

(39) Ray Martin, May 2, 2012 5:36 AM

Great concept!

This totem loved it!

(38) Debbie W., May 2, 2012 2:09 AM

Loved it!

More! More! More!

(37) pearl b sheridan, May 1, 2012 9:01 PM

food links us in common ground

gefilte fish serves as an ambassador for Jewish cultural life, in the hope that food links us in common ground. the united nation reps should eat when they meet, and at the least it would get some good recipes along with treaties.

(36) Rhoda, May 1, 2012 5:10 PM

Excellent study on lying, maybe Grandpa should run for President, This is very different for Aish and it was great to see.

Kara, May 2, 2012 5:04 PM


Liked your comment, Rhoda and AGREE!!!

(35) Ewa, May 1, 2012 4:35 PM

Great stuff!

Great stuff.looking forward tp episode 2

(34) Ruth Olayisade, May 1, 2012 4:26 PM


Very relaxing. Roll out part 2 quickly

(33) Gregory Tobkes, May 1, 2012 1:42 PM

Strangely compelling.

Wonderful plot in a very J.D.Salinger way. Cliche but I can't wait for Episode 2

(32) Sam Glaser, May 1, 2012 12:08 AM


listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling.

(31) Anonymous, April 30, 2012 9:44 PM

Loved it!

How very clever...can not wait to see chapter2

(30) Anonymous, April 30, 2012 7:58 PM

I loved it! Can't wait to see the rest of it!!!

Very smart and well done too! Can't waot tp see parts 2 and 3!!!

(29) Irwin Weisberg, April 30, 2012 2:57 PM

from an American Jew living in China with Chinese wife

I just watched episode 1. Hilarious! Mazel tov! Xin yin!

(28) Sharon leiser, April 30, 2012 12:49 PM

Luv it

eliott Gould is too cute can't wait to see part two

(27) steven fox, April 30, 2012 11:03 AM

very good

Enjoy and thoughtfully done

(26) Mickey Oberman, April 30, 2012 4:07 AM

Plausible and possible.

Two excellent actors with an excellent script. Chapter 2 please.

(25) Malka Kideckel, April 30, 2012 2:10 AM

Grandpa's an earth father

I am impressed that Grampa excepted him as a (grand)son. This is a Kiddush Hashem. Can't wait for the next installment, make it longer

(24) cf, April 30, 2012 12:24 AM

This was geshmak!

Everyone was wonderful but I've got to say, Mr. Gould, you're looking good. The costume suits you well. But do tuck in the shirt.)

(23) lisa, April 29, 2012 10:35 PM

No goal!!!

I think I'll stick with the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!

(22) Arlene, April 29, 2012 10:05 PM

1 is not enough; can't wait for next & finale to see how it ends. Elliot Gould is irresistible.

(21) Nancy, April 29, 2012 9:49 PM

Love it!

How can I find out when the next installment is available?

(20) Leah, April 29, 2012 9:03 PM

Cliff hanger

I'm in suspense, when is episode 2?

(19) Anonymous, April 29, 2012 8:36 PM

Listen to Grandpa- Ep. 1

This is a very good program, I wish it was a sitcom at least on for .30 min. per episode. It has great advise that everyone needs to hear and do as well.

(18) terry, April 29, 2012 7:56 PM


when can we see the next episode...????

(17) Mitzi Jacobs, April 29, 2012 7:21 PM

More! Two wonderful characters!

Love both of them and how "grandpa" never questioned where this Asian kid came from! Beautiful!

(16) Darci, April 29, 2012 6:54 PM

Thank you

This was insightful and entertaining. Looking forward to the next episode.

(15) Rho, April 29, 2012 6:27 PM


Adorable, waiting for the next chapter.

(14) Jason, April 29, 2012 6:00 PM


This is awesome. Where can I order t-shirts?

(13) non yeshivah buchur, April 29, 2012 5:59 PM

gonsta a metsiyah

xtremly enjoyable

(12) dina, April 29, 2012 5:59 PM

loved it!

very cute and well acted. looking forward to part two!

(11) Jong, April 29, 2012 5:53 PM


Two actors are perfect fit. I can't wait for the next!

(10) Steffie, April 29, 2012 5:43 PM


I was so disappointed when it ended! I can't wait to see what happens next!

(9) Samm, April 29, 2012 5:20 PM

Jewish Humor THE BEST!

Totally enjoyable PLUS a true joy to watch Elliot Gould. Waiting on bated breath...When is the next episode available? Thanks for all the Jewlarious videos and audios.

(8) Carol, April 29, 2012 5:18 PM

when is the next installment? CUTE!!


(7) Ewa, April 29, 2012 4:49 PM

Insightful and funny!

Well done!

(6) Anonymous, April 29, 2012 4:39 PM

Great-too short- too long to wait for the next part

That was great!! I have missed Elliot Gould and first saw him with Barbara Streisand on broadway- a few years ago (ahem). Anyway, look forward to the next parts. Mr. Ling is perfect- what a yotz

(5) Anonymous, April 29, 2012 4:37 PM

can't wait for the next episode!!!

The characters were well-presented. The role-playing was great. We are eager to see the next episode in our next email!

(4) Batsheva, April 29, 2012 4:33 PM


I'm looking forward to the next installment!

(3) Judi, April 29, 2012 4:25 PM

Love it!!

Can't wait to see more!

(2) Anonymous, April 29, 2012 4:12 PM

Way cute! Can't wait for the next episode..

(1) Esther, April 29, 2012 3:39 PM

looking forward to the next installment

and would love to know some more about the actors, writer, etc


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