Sunday, August 3, 2014
Billy on the Street is a comedy game show on the Fuse TV television network, hosted by Billy Eichner, an American Jewish comedian, where Billy goes out to the streets of New York and asks pedestrians questions about pop culture.
In this episode, Billy plays Whistle-Blow That Jew! with Rashida Jones, in which she has to call out celebrities who have changed their names from their original, Jewish-sounding name. If they did change their name, Rashida must yell, "Full of shame!" but if they didn't, she must yell, "Not that name!" You may be surprised by the correct answers.
Rashida didn't change her name. She was born Rashida Leah Jones in Los Angeles, the daughter of Quincy Jones, a musician who became a media mogul and producer, and Peggy Lipton, an actress noted for her role on the TV series The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks. Jones is widely known for her role as Ann Perkins on NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation.
Her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Latvia). Rashida and her sister were raised in Reform Judaism by their mother, She attended Hebrew school, though she left at the age of ten and did not have a Bat Mitzvah. As an adult, Jones practices Judaism.
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