Cartoon Fortune Cookie
A cartoon fortune cookie is an American invention that has found a global audience. The idea of eating a fortune cookie isn’t particularly Chinese but it has a unique and enduring resonance in American culture. Today, it is often used to mock Chinese people and their culture. But while the history of the fortune cookie may be ancient, the cookie is also a product of the American dream.
A fortune cookie is a small cookie with a strip of paper inside that contains a piece of advice. Sometimes these messages are depressing or grim. In fictional works, these messages can be used to set the plot in motion or to make a humorous joke. In the past, this was a common feature in American television shows and films.