Frank Emi Defies the Draft of Japanese Americans During WWII - Drunk History

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Wicked Amoeba : Lol, that radio killed me!

BudduredToast : The US government had some nerve trying to draft people they stuck in internment camps.

Edward Richards : Oh it’s Jim from the office

Quinntus79 : I’m not sure I understand the US’s logic in drafting Japanese-Americans. USA: “let’s take these citizens and put them in internment camps because they might be spies for our enemy.” Also USA: “let’s draft these people we interred for possible espionage and put them into day to day military operations.” If Japanese Americans were spies for Japan wouldn’t putting them in the military allow them to give military secrets to Japan?

Holographic Narwhals : How was I never taught this in any of the history classes I've ever been in? They never told us the government was trying to draft people who they decided to treat like animals. I really wish more would be taught about people like frank

kvkaze : *knock knock* ItS ThE uNiTEd StAteS oF aMeRIcA

Comrade Irelandball : *Hey everyone this is... Errr... The radio*

Siddharth Krishnan : "We all come the same color" I think that's gonna be my senior quote

SpookyRoseV : Dear god the timing of this one

KKbook : allll these drunk histories coming out with stories about/from people of color, exposing america's dark past in a time when ethnic internment is again becoming a reality.... yall tryin to say something? LOL

Oscar Mayer : I want to stick something in the hole of the radio.. 👉😲

123haninhk : "I got plans!" snap snap snap

Tech Geeks 007 : Don't worry, don't get offened this is what we called them


KillerFlame1945 : You explain history better than my teachers 😂

Mistaa Spaakles : It's funny how the Japanese American remain loyal to our country to this day, while a chunk of the German American went on to create the alt-right and the Neo-Nazi along with bunch of other inbred hicks.

DD M14 : Is that Grant Imahara?

RAID3R63 : Grant from mythbusters

Zeacorzeppelin10 : That radio is creepy

BuiltByPi : Randall Park is the Korean version of James Franco

Henny LeBeau : as a drunk I love this show.

Bboy kombo1 salsamoto : After the war my grandpa's land was taken you're welcome LAX airport

wildcatste : #1: the timing on this, eek! #2: Randall Park is charismatic as hell-please have him on again- he did voices!

Tony Ravioli : 1. Randal Park is Korean. They got him to “portray” and asked questions on pronunciation in Japanese when hes Korean 2.They pulled down Asian masculinity again by the actor they showed playing as Frank Emi, who looks like NOTHING of how Frank Emi looked by the way. They got up a more “nerdy” look for the character and its not only obvious but shows. It also shows on the OTHER volunteers next to the franks. Look at who they chose for the other frank. 3. yes, more Asian referencing and representation is great, and telling this story is great. I also realize its just comedy, and not usually the all left wing hysteria type person. But this is ridiculous. Look at how they portray any other hero in the other videos. Frank Emi is on a whole different level and yet de-masculinized. Why?

JumperWC : The people who work at Comedy Central are literally geniuses. God bless you beautiful people

Nat Myers : ya'll should check out the three stooges episode when the japenese get out the internment camps and the stooges gotta fight them off. as an Asian person, and lover of the 3 stooges, it is one of the thee most racist things I've ever seen, and only just realized it watchin reruns on youtube. young me was dumb

Phish N' Chimps : Canada interned japanese-canadians until 1949. let that Math sync in. yea, canaduh.

Sohan Dsouza : That they wanted to draft from among the very people they decided were too dangerous to have freedom of movement makes no damn sense.

JulietRoseCapulet777 : If you got Jeff Foxworthy to be one of the soldiers though XD

Chris Clark : GRANT IMAHARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mythbusters for life

Tetsu Hatano : I heard 1941 and I immediately realized what was gonna happen

stenbak88 : Korean talking about Japanese

Pradeep Kumar : "We all come the same color" LOLOLOL

allieann : Protect Randall Park forever

Bboy kombo1 salsamoto : Japanese people couldn't even own land back then because they couldn't sign a contract we weren't even thought of as human beings back then

j l : Love Randall Park but wouldn't George Takei have been a great choice for this?

Merriey D : 仕方がない(shikata ga nai)(:3_ヽ)_

Barry Sorento : They are called "concentration camps". I know Viacom corporation doesn't want to give FDR any bad press since he created the FCC

partizan forces : Remember the 442 go for broke

KillerFlame1945 : I love this series! 😂

Jed Honrado : Myth BUSTED!!!

achanwahn : This title makes him seem like a special snowflake, but he was protesting drafts of _incarcerated_ Japanese.

Maddieisfalling : *lives in Wyoming* *didn’t know this history*

Gerald Cho : I love this

Jason Kraus : This description is almost identical to the book "The Four-Four-Two" about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (all Americans of Japanese ancestry; most decorated military unit in the history of the United States; seriously, look them up). Either the author plagiarized Frank Emi's life or this show is plagiarizing that book.

Samuel Robinson : Was that the mythbusters guy?

Sip Tea with Sam : I felt that burger conversation on a personal level

Scott Lambert : “Th-they were a bunch of Jeff Foxworthys?”

Faith Buenacosa : GRANT IMAHARA!

WarEmblem64 : Randall Park should do a drunk history about how the imperial Japanese butchered tens of millions of civilians (Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos, etc) in their conquest of Asia, and I invite everyone of you criticizing the US to come criticize the Japanese.