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In one of the routines on his weekly TV comedy show, Kaya Yanar, 27, plays a mustachioed Turkish driving instructor giving a large, blond fall guy a driving lesson somewhere in Germany. "Wait, you have to do it the Turkish way," says the instructor. Whereupon several members of his extended family in their skullcaps and headscarves pile a heap of furniture and mattresses on top of the car and then boisterously cram themselves into the back-seat. "O.K.," the instructor tells the incomprehending German, "let's go."

Clannish, noisy Turks? Oafish Germans? Isn't that a flagrant perpetuation of negative stereotypes? You bet. But...

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