What’s Your ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Experience?

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

With just one week left until the premiere of Fresh Off the Boat, ABC has launched a social media campaign, inviting the audience to share their “fresh off the boat” stories of when they have felt a little out of place.

To kick off the campaign, Fresh Off the Boat creators Eddie Huang, Nahnatchka Khan and Melvin Mar shared their stories.

You can listen to watch their interviews below:


Eddie Huang, author of the memoir Fresh Off the Boat, tells the story of how his uncle commandeered a shopping cart for Huang’s grandmother to use as an orthopedic walker.


Nahnatchka Khan, show writer and producer, recalls a time when her father’s salon hair dryer chair scared off her playmate.


Executive Producer Melvin Mar shares a personal story about his immigrant father.


What’s your #FreshOffTheBoat experience? Share your stories on the show’s Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.


Get our daily newsletter