In 2014, I wrote on the pilot for a food & travel show called Broke Bites: What the Fung?! That show aired on FYI Network in 2015, and it was produced by BSTV Entertainment. Broke Bites starred brothers Andrew and David Fung, two Asian-American foodies/rappers who traveled the country looking for affordable local cuisine, because they were (as they put it) “ballers on a budget.” My colleague McPaul Smith was kind enough to recommend me for this job, and I had a great time working with the folks at BSTV. Over the years, I’ve written a few hip-hop parodies for MAD Magazine, and I’ve always been a fan of hip-hop, so I think those two things really helped me when writing dialogue for the Fung Brothers.
The Broke Bites pilot was eventually aired as Episode 13 of the show’s first (and only) season. For shows like Broke Bites, the episodes are sometimes aired out of order.
Here’s a promo image from the show:
And here’s a clip from Episode 13. I wrote much of the Fung Brothers’ dialogue, and I’m particularly proud of the “Walter White” line:
Every episode of Broke Bites is currently available on Amazon video.
NOTE: In some parts of the world, Broke Bites: What the Fung?! was retitled What the Fung?! (without the “Broke Bites” part)