'The League' Previews Timothy Olyphant as 'White Sushi Chef' (Video)
The gang takes issue with the “Justified” star’s character, who speaks with a Japanese accent even though he is from Nebraska.
A new preview for FX’s The League is allowing Timothy Olyphant to show off his culinary skills—though Ruxin (Nick Kroll) and Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) don’t seem particularly impressed.
Olyphant (Justified) guest stars as a sushi chef from Omaha, Neb., who inexplicably speaks with a Japanese accent. Ruxin and Kevin call him out on this.
“It’s because I’m white,” he says when confronted. “Arigato…racist?”
The creative talent behind The League hinted earlier this month there’d be some tension between Olyphant’s character and the rest of the gang on the episode, "The Freeze Out."
“Timothy Olyphant as the white sushi chef is great,” League co-creator Jackie Marcus Schaffer told THR earlier this month. “Super funny,” added her husband and fellow co-creator, Jeff Shaffer.
The League airs next Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on FX. Watch the video below.