Late Night Writer Karen Chee on Parasite’s Oscar Wins


-President Trump recently fired
two key impeachment witnesses, Gordon Sondland
and Alexander Vindman. The repercussions of this
are serious. And here to explain why is one of our writers,
Karen Chee, everybody. [ Cheers and applause ] -We did it! Yeah! [ Cheers and applause ] Yeah!
-Wait, wait, wait. Karen, I’m sorry. Is this — Is this your piece
about impeachment? -Oh, no. Seth, I didn’t write that. I was too busy celebrating
the Oscar wins for “Parasite”! [ Cheers and applause ] -I know you’re excited. But is “Parasite” winning
really that big of a deal? -Uh, yeah. I’m Korean. “Parasite” winning
so many Oscars is a huge deal for a lot of reasons. First of all, do you know
how powerful that movie is? It made Americans read
for two hours. [ Laughter ]
Librarians can’t even do that. And, you guys,
“Parasite” won four Oscars. That means last night,
four separate times, people had to stop
and acknowledge Koreans. [ Cheers and applause ]
Yeah. Oh, thank you. Normally the only time
I get acknowledged is when I’m at Trader Joe’s and a stranger wants to know
what kind of rice to buy. [ Laughter ]
That’s a real thing. A white person asked me
at Trader Joe’s and then I kicked them
in the shins because I am not as nice
as I look. [ Cheers and applause ] Plus, every time the director,
Bong Joon-ho spoke, he had his translator with him. So every time he won,
you got to see two Koreans! [ Laughter and applause ] That is two more Koreans
than you normally see on TV. Also, it’s about time Americans
got a chance to see how hot Korean people are. The woman who played the rich
mom in “Parasite,” gorgeous. The guy who played the son,
gorgeous. My grandpa, gorgeous. [ Laughter ] That is my actual grandpa. He’s hot,
and people deserve to know. He’s like the Korean Brad Pitt. And I’m not just saying that
because he has that hat. [ Laughter and applause ] So much of being a minority
in America is unfortunately
about feeling unseen. But last night, seeing a ton of
Korean people in the spotlight, winning major awards, while
speaking their own language, that made my head explode. The way other people’s heads
explode when they see my hot grandpa. [ Cheers and applause ]
Yeah! Back to you, Seth. I’m taking
the rest of the week off. -Give it up for Karen Chee,
everybody. [ Cheers and applause ] Give it up for “Parasite”
as well.

100 Replies to “Late Night Writer Karen Chee on Parasite’s Oscar Wins

  1. Nice to see all this winning overseas & in the states & for all the recognition but yet yall still can’t have your “supposed to be conducted in English” classes to be conducted in English in ur universities smh

  2. I was cringing at this reaction first since I'm a native Korean,
    but I guess Koreans living overseas needed that confidence boost.
    Good for y'all.

  3. I absolutely love that Seth makes it a point to let his writers get some time in front of the camera to talk about things that are important to them .

  4. Give it up for Karen Chee's hot grandpa. And I'm stoked about that Woo Shik shoutout. He's such a versatile actor and the reason I saw the film at first, as a fan of his previous works. I couldn't believe his film was showing near my house and i had to go!!!! Then, of course, I fell in love with everything about it and saw it more than once.

  5. Karen Chee is great. I look forward to her segments. And this is especially great because of the racist backlash to Parasite winning Oscars. Go representation!

  6. Hey I’m a Korean and thanks Karen for expressing how much she proud of Korea (and her cool grandpa)!!
    I’m also proud of Karen!! Hoping to see more of her on this show and other shows too!!!
    흥해라 캐런!!! 응원합니다!!

  7. It is so cool for Seth to have let Karen write and do this piece. And Karen is also such a great voice for Koreans too. Go Parasite, go Karen, go Koreans!

  8. Normally wouldn't mention it because it's bad YouTube etiquette, but seeing as she's bringing up hot Koreans herself….

  9. It wasn't a big deal just for Koreans but for all Asian in entertainment and art. Like, I regularly say representation matters but seeing Parasite win Best Picture made me realize WHY AND HOW it matters in my heart. I feel like anything is possible if I work hard enough and do good work, LIKE WHITE MEN DO. And it was the Best Movie of the year in every way and finally Oscar can be called an global event in true sense, for now.

  10. Geez… if she wants America to stop making a joke out of Asian stereotype, first of all, she needs to stop acting like all silly like that on TV. I know she's happy and all, but the way she's acting is exactly what Hollywood sees, a comedic relief sidekick character in a Hollywoood movie.

  11. As an actual Korean who lived abroad , I find it interesting when Korean Americans celebrate success from Korea or of Korean citizens 🙂

  12. 세상에, 이런 발랄하고 귀여운 아가씨가 텔레비젼 쇼에서 세스와 함께 일한다니…
    Yeah, as a Korean, I'm also very much proud of director Bong and his great achievements at the Academy Awards!!!

  13. Karen is an American, isn't she? Isn't the whole point of America that we embrace our identity as Americans and forget about our ancestral homeland? Isn't that what is supposed to separate America from every other country in the world? I'm really disappointed that Seth Meyers is giving her time on air to express her ethnic pride. What if white people did that? You'd all throw a fit!

  14. 아 시발 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 봉준호씨가 통역가분이랑 계속 같이있어서 계속 TV에서 한국인이 두명씩 보이고 이건 평소에 보이는 것보다 훨씬 많은거라고 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 뼈있고 웃기다

  15. "기생충의 부자 어머니 역 배우? 골져스합니다. 기생충의 아들 역 배우? 골져스합니다. 우리 할아버지? 골져스합니다." 아시발 개처럼 웃음

  16. 말도 잘하고. 귀여버. 근데 생각해 보니 이 영상에 자막이 없네. 저 친구 말을 대충 다 알아듣는 거 보니 수십 년간 영어 배운 게 헛되지 않은 듯 하다.

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