February 2nd, 2010
Sweet Holy Moly. You might have seen the new Metro PCS commercials with Indian tech support pitchmen Ranjit and Chad. They’re selling you the Metro PCS on their Tech and Talk “talk” show. (Way better than the Scotch Korean Starburst commercials.) A you can see from the picture their down with the American hip hop culture.
We’re definitely seeing more Indian Americans on TV. Unlike this commercial, most don’t have an Indian accent including Daniel Pudi on Community, Aziz Ansari on Parks and Recreation, Mindy Kaling on The Office, and Maulik Pancholy on 30 Rock and Weeds to name a few. Some still have accents like Kunal Nayyar on Big Bang Theory and a slight accent for Iqbal Theba on GLEE. It’s just a matter of time before commercials will lose the accent too.
BTW – look for more to appear on TV soon. Some say it’s the Slumdog Millionaire effect.
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