Not to mention what an amazing job Constance Wu did of portraying her.
When ABC’s sitcom Fresh Off the Boat premiered on February 2015, everybody thought the series about an Asian-American family would mostly centre around 11-year-old Eddie Huang, since the show was indeed inspired by a memoir of the same name by chef Eddie Huang. Who knew that after the pilot episode, Eddie’s hilarious and no-nonsense mum would end up being the show stealer!
Despite the critics initial negative reviews about the show exploiting racism, Fresh Off the Boat still went on to become a breakout hit with solid ratings in its first season. Constance Wu, who portrays Jessica (Mama) Huang, was even nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2015 Critics’ Choice TV Awards and Individual Achievement in Comedy at the 2015 Television Critics Association Awards. It was obvious that everything Jessica did (or said) was T-shirt quote worthy; and while she might portray the stereotypical Asian tiger mum, we couldn’t help but be scared of her and also want her to be our mums at the same time.
So to celebrate Fresh Off The Boat officially being available on iflix Malaysia, we’ve rounded up our favourite Jessica Huang quotes to prove to you how awesome of a wonder women she truly is at being an all-star sitcom mum!