Ordering Chinese Food? Put Down the Plate. Pick Up the Chopsticks and Carton.

The Gist’s Mike Pesca investigates one of Hollywood’s greatest clichés.

While watching Season 3 of The Americans, Mike Pesca noted that the show’s creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg have fallen victim to one of the greatest cliché’s in television and movies: scripting their characters to eat Chinese takeout straight from the carton. In the video above, Pesca interviews Fields and Weisberg about this creative and directorial misstep.