Sunday, May 15, 2005

Kappa Kappa Wong

Animated TV shows or movies in which Lauren Tom, best known as Ross' Rachel-enraging girlfriend Julie on "Friends," has supplied the voice for a female Asian character:
  • "Superman: The Animated Series" as Angela Chen
  • "King of the Hill" as Minh Souphanousinphone and her daughter, Kahn Jr.
  • "Batman and Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero" as Mariko
  • "Futurama" as Amy Wong and her mom, Ynez Wong
  • "Max Steel" as Laura Chen
  • "Teacher's Pet" as Younghee
  • "Batman Beyond" as Dana Tan
  • "The Zeta Project" as Agent Lee
  • "Codename: Kids Next Door" as Numbuh Three
  • "Clifford's Puppy Days" as Shun
  • "Kim Possible" as Yoshiko
  • "The Infinite Darcy" as Darcy Chang
  • "Mulan II" as Su
  • "Teen Titans" as Gizmo
I guess it goes without saying that all the live-action roles she's performed are Asian women also, but I just think it's strange that she's done this so often. I mean, it's not that she sounds particularly Asian. Any voice could theoretically come out of an Asian person's mouth. But they always go to Lauren Tom whenever they need a voice for an Asian girl. I mean, shit — it's not like Ming-Na is so busy.

That Lauren Tom — she gets around.


  1. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Actually, Shun (Clifford's Puppy Days) is an Asian boy. Please see me for any more Clifford trivia, as I spent 6 months of my life watching the same episode over and over.


  2. Anonymous10:44 PM

    As is Gizmo from Teen Titans. God Drew, don't you do any research.


  3. Shun I had no idea. Gizmo I think I was confusing with Jinx, the girl with bad luck magic powers. Whoops.