By Scott Brown
Updated August 21, 2006 at 11:20 PM EDT
Kal Penn: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Along with his Harold and Kumar costar John Cho, Kal Penn was instrumental in changing the way white frat stoners saw their “industrious” Asian classmates. Now Kal Penn will join the cast of 24… as yet another South Asian guy involved in yet another terrorist plot. Ah, well. Hollywood certainly has a way of dragging you back to the typecasting ghetto, doesn’t it? Couldn’t he at least be a pot-smoking terrorist? You know, the sort of slacker terrorist who’s like, “Yeah, I do the, like, terror thing, but mostly for the travel, you know? And just until I figure out where my life, is, like going, you know? I don’t want to rush anything. Don’t tell my supervisor, though! Total drag, man. He’s such a, like, Islamofascist.”

Hey, maybe when Superman Re-Returns comes out in 2069, he’ll actually have lines!

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