John Safran's Race Relations - Netflix

Are you some ethnic? Greek? Black? Polack? Sunni Muslim? Then, no doubt, you have a parent, grandparent or ethnic-pride friend telling you to marry your own. This show is for you! Are you a WASP? Or some other majority caucasian? You probably think there's no consequence to dating a Black, subcontinent Indian, Jew or other ethnic-type. You probably think love will conquer all. This show is also for you! Mass migration has changed everything. Compared to your parents, chances are high, you're going to want to hit on someone from some other race. John's in the thick of it himself. His rabbi, relatives and friend George Weinberg tell him to stop busting-a-move on Eurasians and marry a Jew, already. In this eight part adventure, John throws himself into the real world to ask, when it comes to love: Should you stick with your tribe or escape your tribe?

John Safran's Race Relations - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2009-10-21

John Safran's Race Relations - If I Were a Rich Man (song) - Netflix

“If I Were a Rich Man” is a show tune from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. It was written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The song is performed by Tevye, the main character in the musical, and reflects his dreams of glory. The title is inspired by a 1902 monologue by Sholem Aleichem in Yiddish, Ven ikh bin a Rothschild (If I were a Rothschild), a reference to the wealth of the Rothschild family, although the content is quite different. The lyric is based in part on passages from Sholem Aleichem’s 1899 short story “The Bubble Bursts.” Both stories appeared in English in the 1949 collection of stories Tevye's Daughters.

John Safran's Race Relations - Parodies - Netflix

The song was parodied in an episode of The Man Show, which featured Jimmy Kimmel as a little person, accompanied by a song titled “If I Were a Midget.” Allan Sherman sang a satire on the song as “If I were a Tishman” about building structures in the big cities, from his album “Together”. In the parody musical A Shoggoth on the Roof, based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the character Obed Marsh sings a parody of the song titled “If I were a Deep One”. In the Animaniacs episode “Pigeon on the roof”, which is exactly a spoof of the film, the song was parodied by Pesto Goodfeather, entitled as “If I Were The Godpigeon”. In a World AIDS Day benefit, the original cast of Avenue Q and the cast of a recent Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof presented a 10-minute performance that was essentially a spoof of Fiddler and Avenue Q called “Avenue Jew”; Shprintze falls for Jewish-American Princeton, but Tevye forbids their union because he is a puppet, even when he tells Princeton he likes him. Princeton only says “I know, I know. If I were a human...” The January 1973 issue of Mad Magazine featured a parody of the then-recent film adaptation of Fiddler titled Antenna on the Roof and recasting the characters as the affluent Jewish descendants of the original characters, living in a modern American suburb. The patriarch recites “If I Were a Poor Man”, describing in ironic terms the problems of wealth. Sesame Street spoofs the song as “If I Were the Letter B”.

John Safran's Race Relations - References - Netflix