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 All-American Girl - The Complete Series


Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 14, 1994

Last Telecast: March 22, 1995

Broadcast History:

September 1994, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 on ABC

September 1994-March 1995, Wednesday 8:30-9:00 on ABC

August 1995, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 on ABC


Margaret Kim..... Margaret Cho

Katherine Kim..... Jodi Long

Benny Kim..... Clyde Kusatsu

Stuart Kim..... B.D. Wong

Eric Kim (age 12)..... J.B. Quon

Grandma..... Amy Hill

Ruthie..... Maddie Corman

Gloria..... Judy Gold

Casey Emerson (1994)..... Eric & Ashley Johnson


Culture-clash comedy about a hip, thoroughly assimilated Korean-American girl and her very traditional mother.

21-year-old Margaret and her mother, Katherine, fought constantly, mostly over dates; Mom wanted her to become the deferential wife of some nice Korean boy, while Margaret favored Caucasians in leather biker garb. Stuart was Margaret's goody-two-shoes older brother, engaged and studying to become a cardiologist while deferentially spending most of his time at his parents' home. Eric, the younger brother, looked up to his sister, much to Mom's chagrin. Dad (Benny) just ducked for cover as the women lobbed one-liners at each other.

The scene alternated between the Kims' nice white town house, their family business ("Kim's Books"), and the department store where Margaret worked at a cosmetics counter, all presumably in San Francisco. Ruthie and Gloria were Margaret's co-workers who egged Margaret on. Another unexpected ally was Grandma, a stereotype-buster in her younger days, who was now either senile or very wise.