Friday, June 15, 2018

Four For Friday - Mail Order Bride

It all started about four decades ago. Maybe a touch longer than that. There was a guy who would go to television and film sets and bring a catalog that included women's photos. They were all Asian and all wanted to get married to an American. There were other companies then, but, the owner of this one particular company decided that he could make a lot more money if he went to people who could afford to pay him a lot more money. He could get to sets that were filming outside, but could never get into studios or on a lot. The thing is though, he made a friend in this permanent A list actor/comedian. The actor/comedian thought it was a great idea and agreed to partner with the man for a certain cut. His only other condition was when the women came to the US, our actor/comedian got to have sex with them before they were introduced to their future husband. A deal was struck. One of the first women that came over married our actor/comedian. Then, when she got tired of him sleeping with every new woman that came to the country, she divorced him and he married another. That made the first wife really upset who then went and told every actor/producer/director/manager who had married one of these mail order brides that our actor/comedian had slept with all of their wives first. When news of this spread, he had trouble getting work and then someone reported him to the IRS because he had not been paying taxes on what he earned from the mail order bride business and when he died, he owed the IRS millions of dollars.

20 comments:

LooksLikeCRicci said...

Redd Foxx for the comedian?

Tuesdi said...

I think you got it @Looks

sandybrook said...

Seems to fit very well

pookie60 said...

That’s what I come up with

Sara, Making It Work said...

Oh yeah, his Wikipedia fits.

Now, who are all the other people who married these women? I'm sure they're pretty shady too.

Epileptic Spudmonkey said...

Moral of the story: Never piss off a Yoko...

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Undercover_LBD said...

Yikes - Redd Foxx. That's crazy. :-/

timebob said...

wow I just read Eddie Murphy paid for his funeral.

Brayson87 said...

So who else was getting Asian brides in the late 70s & 80s?

sysadmn said...
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sysadmn said...

According to reports at the time, the IRS claimed Foxx owed $755,166 in back taxes, not "millions of dollars". His last two wives were Korean.

Sara, Making It Work said...

The $755,166 was how much the IRS took in liens from 1983-86 back taxes. At the time of his death in 1991, he owed 3.1 million.
(Papaphrasing from Wikipedia)

MichiganMama59 said...

Redd Foxx was really a "blue" performer.



sandybrook said...

Find some Moms Mabley if you think Redd was bad. She was worse. And by time I was old enough to know who she was, she was in a wheelchair and toothless and still filthy.

B626 said...

Now that’s really thinking with your little head

Cadmium77 said...

Well if Red Foxx had them so what? With "asian brides" I always assume that half the US 7th Fleet has already enjoyed them by the time they hit 15. The other half are gay.

Sd Auntie said...

Moms Mabley was hilarious!! Reddit was funny as hell and his Japanese wife took him to the cleaners. Mail order brides are just here for 1 thing. Watch 90 day fiance, it is a hoot.

gauloise said...
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Sd Auntie said...

Redd. Not reddit.

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