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"It's the end of the week! A Wong Fu week! It's Wong Fu Weekends!"—a line Phil goofily sings as an intro to their "Wong Fu Weekend" YouTube video shorts.
During their years at the University of California, budding Chinese-American filmmaker friends Wesley Chan, Ted Fu, and Philip Wang, collaborated and produced a number of music videos and short films, along with input and support from their friends.
Eventually their skillful videos got picked up and were featured in a number of national and international film festivals, including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
This landed them professional careers in the filmmaking business, as they made official music videos for established musicians, commercials for well-known companies, and video collaborations with other filmmakers. Soon this gave them opportunity to put up their media company, Wong Fu Productions.
Composed of mainly Chinese-Americans along with others of different Asian heritage, Wong Fu Productions gained YouTube celebrity status over the years 2008 and on. This was mainly due to their consistent high quality, well thought out, and entertaining Youtube videos. Their subjects vary from video to video, such as love, friendship, East and West culture, and many more. Wong Fu Productions' style is known to be very wholesome and ideal for all ages to watch, unlike other YouTube channels that are more suited to mature viewers.
Part of Wong Fu Productions' success might be because the cast and crew are full of Adorkable Asian-Americans.
Arguably, their most popular video is "Yellow Fever", a comedic look at the Asian Gal with White Guy trope. While the video on their official YouTube channel has a little over 400,000 hits, the same video on another channel has over two million. However, their official most viewed Youtube video is the short film "Strangers, Again".
- Adorkable: As stated above, lots of this in both WFP videos and the cast and crew.
- All Chinese People Know Kung Fu: Discussed and invoked in Kung-Fooled.
- Asian and Nerdy: Once in a while, you'll spot one or more in a couple of their short films and skits, even occasionally applying to Real Life with the cast and crew.
- Crossover: They are known to do this quite a lot with their friends and fellow Youtube celebs Nigahiga, Kev Jumba, Freddie Wong, and occasionally or once with Smosh, Community Channel, and De Storm, to name a few.
- Freudian Trio: The Superego Wes is a perfectionist almost all the time, whether the situation calls for seriousness or fun, The Id Phil is the most energetic (at times hyper) and outspoken, and The Ego Ted is the calm, nonchalant wise cracker.
- Gambit Pileup: EVERYONE is trying to cheat each other in Kung-Fooled.
- Everyone is "secretly" trying to get together with Cathy in The Screen Test.
- Hilarious Outtakes: Blooper reels are actively uploaded on WFP's Youtube and website.
- Plot Allergy: The short skit "The Allergy" is a hilarious take on this.
- Scary Black Man: Invoked in Kung-Fooled.
- Token Minority: Cleverly inverted in the mini-series "Home is Where the Hans Are".