So I just finished watching the dramedy TV series Russian Doll (2019) and have a question about a seemingly simple thing that maybe I am not understanding.

In the third episode (“A Warm Body”) what meaning—if any meaning—is connected to Nadia “bribing” the secretary of the Temple with a mango so she could meet the Rabbi? It seems silly actually.

Is there some Jewish connection to mangoes I never knew about, because I’m Jewish (secular) myself and never heard of any kinda mango thing before.


Though its not quite possible to know exactly the reference, Israel is a large supplier in the world for mangos, which has been a thing only within the last few decades, Israel and many other countries of the region/area also have many mango based sauces and foods in general...

Nadia likely knowing those facts was trying to be ‘cute’ in her bribe...as in playing off her own ‘ignorance’ as a mistaken understanding of jewish culture.

  • Since this show is really ephemeral and not that deep—past the core plot—this is the answer unless more details are revealed in some way. – JakeGould Feb 16 at 15:01

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