|Hoo-hoo, I ruv tea! Is so good for you! You so pretty American girl, you come here, you kiss my tea, make all sweet. I no need no sugar when you around. Come on my rickshaw, I give you ride to Bangkok! Doodoo loo doo doo doo doondoondoong!|
Ching Chong Ding Dong is a character that Stephen sometimes plays while sipping tea prior to live satellite interviews.
On November 3rd, 2005, the blogostapo intercepted the candid off-air live feed prior to Stephen's interview of Bradley Whitford and uploaded video of Stephen's playful Ching Chong Ding Dong rapport with his intern Laurie.
In a post on their page at asianmediawatch.net, the Changstapo called out Stephen's Ching Chong Ding Dong character for his
"...over-exaggerated accent, facial expressions, and intentionally broken English."
He sometimes adds in a "可以吃的吗？ "
The Asian "character" you
portrayed on Tuesday's show
was insulting to me and all
Asian Americans. You owe
your viewers an apology."
Stephen apologized for his insensitivity and turned over a few moments of that evening's Report to a live feed from a sister station in Osaka, Japan.
Ching Chong Ding Dong played the lead villain, "Wing Wang", in the movie Bears in a Submarine.