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Drunk Randall Park Gracefully Handles Japanese Internment, Resisting The Draft, And His Liquor

By Tori Preston | TV | June 20, 2018 |

By Tori Preston | TV | June 20, 2018 |

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Comedy Central’s Drunk History returned last night for the back half of its fifth season with a World War II-themed episode. And if you’re one of the many people who thought that Trump’s family separation policy bears more than a passing resemblance to the Japanese internment camps, or if you just appreciate a reminder that resistance is possible and important, even against our own government — then the segment by Fresh of the Boat’s Randall Park may feel rather timely.

Park discusses Frank Emi’s “boss move” of resisting the U.S. Army’s attempt to draft Japanese men into the war effort, which is a typically fascinating snippet of history. But, being Drunk History, the segment is also an interesting glimpse into how well Park holds his liquor. And dude is a classy fucking drunk.

I’m giving him a mental round of applause just for that Jeff Foxworthy/Redneck joke, to be honest. Also, this is as good a time as any to remind you that Randall Park is playing Jimmy Woo in Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is probably the MOST exciting thing about the movie for me. I’ll just be over here, hoping that an Agents of Atlas movie happens…

Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba

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