The Neighbors (2012, ABC)
S01E01: The green aliens are disguised as humans. The chief male alien is disguised as a European male and his wife is Afropean. They have two sons, one in an East Asian body and the other in a European body (top left in above pic) . The Afropean mother and East Asian son aliens are used as token non-European characters who will later embody ‘racial’ stereotypes which will be comedic effect for the Euro-American viewer. Here the trope is that even if non-human reptilian aliens outwardly embody a non-European, they will behave like the classic European derived stereotypes of respective non-Europeans. This episode was written by Dan Fogelman, a European Hebrew.
S01E03: The chief human male protagonist Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito) has a token Afropean male ‘buddy’ with no speaking lines. He does get to exhale loudly. The Afropean mother alien believes that a normal housewife behaves like the Real Housewives of New Jersey. She then acts like a sassy, opinionated African human female. This episode was also written by Dan Fogelman.
S01E05: The alien male son in an East Asian body dresses as a “slutty nurse” for Halloween. The European girl he likes describes him as an “Asian transgender” and he describes himself approvingly as an “exotic ladyboy.” Previously the impartial chief alien male protagonist states that China is more manly and for this reason is dominating America (S01E04). Thus the emasculation of the one (outwardly) Asian male character is used as an offset to Euro-American fears of being dominated by the Chinese. This episode and episode 4 were also written by Dan Fogelman.
S01E07: The alien in an East Asian body giggles like a girl (or effeminate male) and is then referred to by an alpha European male jock as a “foreign exchange friend,” complete with a stereotypical Asian bow. Later at a party, said jock tells East Asian alien in condescending ethnocentric language and form: “there are chips and American movies in the other room.” Written by Kristin Newman.
S01E09: Filipina Chasty Ballesteros plays an East Asian stripper and is accompanied by an African female stripper. Directed by Luke Greenfield, a European Hebrew.