for those of you talking about stereotypical portrayals of white people, black people, jewish people - think about this. there are hundreds of white characters on television. there are hundreds of black characters on television. there are hundreds of jewish characters on television. thus, any "negative" portrayals of whites, blacks and jews are not as offensive (i.e. because they are part of the overall portrayal of that race on television). by contrast, there are HARDLY ANY indian characters on television. in fact, it seems that ALL indian characters that appear as secondary characters have accents that are designed to make us laugh. just look at where they position the laugh track every time that "very bad man" guy said something on seinfeld. that's probably why indian groups seem to raise this complaint more often these days than any other group.