Ansari and Yang wrote the winning episode, “Parents,” which focused on the relationship between immigrant parents and their children. In his acceptance speech, Yang, whose parents are originally from Taiwan, said, “Theres 17 million Asian-Americans in this country, and theres 17 million Italian-Americans.
“They have The Godfather, Goodfellas, Rocky, The Sopranos. We got Long Duk Dong (character from Sixteen Candles). So, we got a long way to go, but I know we can get there. I believe in us. “Its just going to take a lot of hard work. Asian parents out there, if you could just do me a favour and just a couple of you get your kids cameras instead of violins, we would be all good,” he said
Ansari also used the microphones present to speak about Donald Trump and his divisive politics. “But look, it’s an election year, and I want everyone to know that after careful consideration, I have decided to go with Trump,” he quipped with a deadpan expression on his face. “And that is why I am recommending we get rid of all Muslims and Hispanics from this ceremony immediately.”
“Mom and dad, I know I just thanked you, but you need to be escorted out. I’m so sorry,” he said amidst peals of laughter. “America Ferrera, nice try changing your name to America. You’re not fooling anybody. You’re out. And you know, let’s get (Jeffrey) Tambor out of here and open up that ‘Best Comedy Actor’ category.”