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RSVP for Free Panel Discussion on “The Celine Archive” documentary–Unburying a ghost story that’s real.

It’s a Filipino American story that says a lot about us then and now. RSVP to attend an online discussion with the filmmaker Celine Parrenas Shimizu,family members of Cecilia “Celine” Navarro, FANHS founder Dorothy Cordova and others. I’m moderating, so RSVP now for this FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH capper.

RSVP now! https://fb.me/e/5lqYD8lPp

Posted by Filipino American National Historical Society Museum on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Emil Amok’s Takeout: Happy July 4th, 5th, 6th… Hamilton, Mt. Rushmore, plus another TED Talk.

Hey, Happy Fourth. I finally got around to “Hamilton.” It only took me five years. It’s easier to get into Harvard.
And guess what. My buddy Ishmael Reed was right. So why are brown and black actors playing the oppressors so cool?
That and a lot more on this episode.

And when you’re done, check out my columns here.

Emil Guillermo: R.I.P. Prince. Still can’t believe it. The world has lost one of the great pop geniuses of our time. A true Global Idol, everything you hear today owes a debt to Prince. See what the President said.

Emil Guillermo: Snowed in? This is why God created binge-watching. Opportunity to be snowbound with Rachel Bloom in hot pursuit of Vincent Rodriguez III in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Really, when was the last time you saw a Filipino American male treated like an object of desire on TV?

Not since my perm days as a local TV guy in San Francisco, right?

But Vincent Rodriguez III, born in San Francisco and raised in the Filipino enclave of Daly City, California, wouldn’t have his chance on network TV without Rachel Bloom.

Bloom is seen her taking  stage as her name is called for the Critics Choice Award for best  actress in a comedy series, CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

But I’d name her best executive producer for insertion of a Filipino American story line in a network series.

 

Read my Column about the show and Vincet Rodriquez III and you’ll see why I have this obsession about this show (at least this season).

http://aaldef.org/blog/emil-guillermo-vincent-rodriguez-iii-rachel-bloom-cws-crazy-ex-girlfriend-is-my-kind-of-show.html

Then go to my Q and A with Vincent (edited transcript) on NBCNews.com:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/diversity-authenticity-dinuguan-how-crazy-ex-girlfriend-changing-tv-n501486

And you get to see the great performance of Amy Hill, who plays the Filipino mom. One of the original cast members from Margaret Cho’s “All American Girl,” Hill has endured the scene with her comic genius intact.

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To watch “Crazy Ex-Girl Friend” for free (at least until Monday): You can start from the beginning, but my favorite is the Thanksgiving show.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/crazy-ex-girlfriend/my-first-thanksgiving-with-josh/?play=b9e6091b-84f9-4b56-9656-058268f72a0c

If you’re still snowbound, there’s one good reason to move from east to west—to  Daly City, California, West Covina North.