Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman have authored Yiddish With Dick and Jane, a sly and clever sendup of the old “Fun with Dick and Jane” children’s literature series. But this time it has a decidedly Yiddish accent. They could’ve gone campy Jewish in that cloying way that is all too common with products based on Jewish nostalgia. Instead, they chose to poke fun at changing societal mores by making some characters gay. Others betray dubious virtue:
Dick drives to the hospital.
He stops for a red light.
He sees Tom’s wife, Susan, coming out of a Countryard by Marriott.
She is wearing a dress up to her pupik.
Susan is with Dick’s friend Phil.
Phil puts his arm around Susan.
Here’s a Flash video clip that contains a representative sampling of scenes from the book.
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