10 Life Hacks We Learned From ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

ABC’s new sitcom Fresh Off the Boat isn’t just the most hilarious new show to debut this season, it’s also the most educational. Based on the childhood of renowned chef Eddie Huang, the series, which follows the daily life of an Asian-American family who’s just relocated to suburban Orlando to open a new American restaurant, teaches you not only how to fit into a new community, but also how to cut the cost of living, attract business, and further your career. To see what we mean, here are 10 life hacks we learned from Fresh Off the Boat.

To attract a wider array of customers, hire a white guy to be the face of your business.

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Cut costs on electricity by lingering in the frozen food section for air conditioning.

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Hijack someone else’s job when no employer is calling you back.

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You can never go wrong with bringing “white people lunch” to fit into a new social group.

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To get bullies off your back, get a pretty girl to hug you.

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Employ your kid (or a kid) to get your to-do list done in half the time.

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To avoid paying for an auto accident, twist the other party’s complaints.

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Make your kids sleep in the closet to make your obnoxious in-laws think you’re financially successful enough to have a bunch of rooms in your house.

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Trick your kids to spare them from a life of ignorance. Say you’re going to the city to get what they want, but buy them an educational game instead. Their knowledge will outlast their mistrust in you. 

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Fake it ’til you make it.

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Sure, some of these tips are a little too un-PC to say out loud, but you know deep down they’re super effective.

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Tara Aquino is an entertainment writer based out of L.A. She likes people, places, and things.