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Posted: 12/14/2005 10:29:34 PM EDT
Do you remember Kung Fu? Remember how David Carradine would walk into some old dusty town, and some fat redneck would always shout "What do you want, Chinaman?" And it would end up with Kung Fu kicking his ass. But how did everyone know he was Chinese? Give me a break-he didn't even remotely look Chinese! But they all knew right off the bat that he was Chinese!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:32:57 PM EDT
Dead cat smell.

Sorry it is late.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:34:12 PM EDT
shoulda given that role to Bruce Lee mang.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:34:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
Do you remember Kung Fu? Remember how David Carradine would walk into some old dusty town, and some fat redneck would always shout "What do you want, Chinaman?" And it would end up with Kung Fu kicking his ass. But how did everyone know he was Chinese? Give me a break-he didn't even remotely look Chinese! But they all knew right off the bat that he was Chinese!!!



i remember, it was one of my favorite shows. he was awesome. you didn't think he had an asian look to him???
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:35:18 PM EDT
Um.......'cause it is a TV show
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:43:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Um.......'cause it is a TV show



Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:48:14 PM EDT
Because he always asked for "slimp flied lice" ?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:51:24 PM EDT
He would drive into town. That's how they knew.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:52:54 PM EDT
I see POS is back. Anymore stories you made up?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:57:43 PM EDT
They read the script.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:00:41 PM EDT
Bruce Lee was originally cast to play Kwai Chan Cain.
The studio execs refused to let Bruce play because
they thought he looked TOO oriental.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:03:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoinks:
He would drive into town. That's how they knew.





Hahahahhaha. Man, that's funny. When I lived in California, we had a Chinese neighbor who couldn't drive worth a shit. My buddy came over to visit me and parked outside on the street. We were looking out the window towards his car when the Chinese lady neighbor comes driving up the road (and I'm thinking, uh-oh..) parks behind my buddy and predictably rear ends him. The look on my friend's face was priceless.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:52:29 AM EDT
IIRC In the show he was mixed, mother American & father Chineese
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:59:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 12:59:49 AM EDT by 80FL]
I think it was because the "townfolk" had an "inside source" perhaps in the local "law enforcement" community who knew the inside track on this minority that nobody else knew about.

My favorite show too, pos hehe

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:19:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 1:21:17 AM EDT by Big_Bear]
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:16:20 AM EDT
Clothing
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:20:29 AM EDT
Given the time it took place, and the location (West)...most people with oriental features actually were Chinese.
Who do you think built most of the rail roads?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:22:57 AM EDT
It was in the script.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:37:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Bruce Lee was originally cast to play Kwai Chan Cain.
The studio execs refused to let Bruce play because
they thought he looked TOO oriental.



This matches the information I have read. The series was written for Bruce and he was extremely dissapointed to have been cut out it.

Mike
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:43:09 AM EDT
I just finished season one of Kung Fu and expect season 2 for Christmas!

Caine did have a Chinese mother and an American father but I haven't caught anything suggesting his father was 1/4 Chinese. Maybe in a later episode.

Several of the early episodes are about Caine looking for his brother in the western states.

I've always thought David Carradine was a dead ringer for being 1/2 Chinese.

I was also suprised to see that in the flashbacks to Shaolin Temple the teenage Caine was played by Carradine's brother, the one who does Wild West Tech.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:00:22 AM EDT
I thought Keith Carradine (Wild West Tech) was David Carradine's son...not brother.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:01:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 4:01:53 AM EDT by Eclipse]
David Carradine hosts Wild West Tech
www.historychannel.com/wildwesttech/
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:04:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Eclipse:
David Carradine hosts Wild West Tech
www.historychannel.com/wildwesttech/



Keith does it too....
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:08:29 AM EDT
Keith Carradine vs Chuck Norris...Discuss,
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:21:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 4:21:42 AM EDT by DDiggler]

Originally Posted By Gregory_A:
Keith Carradine vs Chuck Norris...Discuss,



Chuck kicked his ass in Lone Wolf McQuaide.

End of story.

ETA: Ooops, thought you said David Carradine.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:21:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 4:22:21 AM EDT by corwin1968]

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
I thought Keith Carradine (Wild West Tech) was David Carradine's son...not brother.



Did some quick research and John Carradine (who I have never heard of but is described as a famous actor) is the father of David and Keith is David's 1/2 brother.....presumably the same dad but he could have taken the Carradine name for career purposes.

Then there's one or two other brothers who act.....i.e., Revenge of the Nerds.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:29:31 AM EDT
You mean he isn't Chinese?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:32:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
I see POS is back. Anymore stories you made up?



FREE TOOKIE!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:36:34 AM EDT
Because of the camera around his neck and the map in one hand.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:41:01 AM EDT
Actually, he IS half Chinese ~ on his mother's side.

(My bro-in-law is PD in Orange County. So info is good before you start asking).
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:48:25 AM EDT
I can't believe no one has said it yet.......



CAUSE HE WAS SQUINTING ALL THE TIME AND HAD "SLANTY EYES".

TV stereotype.

No Expert
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:53:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
I see POS is back. Anymore stories you made up?



FREE TOOKIE!!!!!




Um, I dont know if you want to free him now, unless he has been on ice, he is going to be pretty ripe.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:43:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CWO:
Actually, he IS half Chinese ~ on his mother's side.

(My bro-in-law is PD in Orange County. So info is good before you start asking).



Oh ya???

Well my bro-in-law is PD in Grapeland Tx and he says your Bro-in-law is full of shit.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:46:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:48:04 AM EDT by Gunner1X]
Maybe they were told by your bro-in-law.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:06:02 AM EDT
Oops, and I was going to pick on Memoir of a geisha for hiring Chinese to play Japanese women. On American TV, they can't even hire actors from the right continent.

And best Carradine movie? The Long Riders, great seeing so many Carradines togther, I wonder if John was available?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:08:36 AM EDT
Teresa Heinz (Kerry) is an African-American too
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 11:43:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zoinks:
He would drive into town. That's how they knew.





Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:14:21 PM EDT
Just like they knew Peter Lorre was Japanese in the Mr. Moto movies and Warner Oland was Chinese in the Charlie Chan Movies.

Mr. Ed really talked too????
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