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Saturday-morning stereotyping on the Disney Channel

Posted in culture with tags , , on December 16, 2007 by mrbitterness

Now I’m as much opposed to identity politics as the next right-blooded American. But the Disney Channel’s takeoff on PBS’s hit “Bob the Builder” seems pretty un-PC from my point of view.

Instead of Bob and his personified heavy equipment, we have “Handy Manny” and his Latin accented tools: hammer, screwdriver, pliers. All of them talk like the early shift in the Home Depot parking lot.


Wonder if Mickey Mouse checked Manny’s immigration papers before hiring him?