Perhaps no stereotype has historically dogged the Jews more than that of being miserly with their cash. From Shylock demanding his pound of flesh to Fagin and his crew of pickpockets, Jews don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to honest dealings in business and finance. (Hey, at least we didn’t try to use our Jew-gold to buy a national election, right?)
To get to the bottom of the “cheap” stereotype, comic Nato Green spoke with that most reliable polling demographic: Random hoi polloi off the street. Green (who, when he’s not accosting strangers, is a writer for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) doesn’t quite nail down why people think Jews are stingy, but he is able to dispel the equally persistent, and troubling, rumor regarding Robin Williams’ semitic bona fides (For the last goddamn time – He doesn’t have any.)
So, are Jews cheap? Beats me.
I’m just glad the folks at 3200 Stories posted the video online for free.