In the Nickelodeon teen series iCarly there are very little references or inferences to Asian Americans.
A spin-off / movie update of the iCarly series, however, was set in Japan where Asian American actors and actresses portray the native Japanese there.
There the iCarly cast are forced to find their way back to the set where their award show will be held due to the scrupulous Japanese co-hosts who plotted to have them miss the award show so that their shot of winning was higher. How the Japanese co-hosts manage to lose the iCarly cast is through a random kung-fu fight and the chaperones are tied to massage tables with seaweed. Both scenes are completely insulting.
I think one of the more telling experiences however, is the lack of a response to this portrayal. Rather very few resources even attempt to analyze this episode/movie/show. A reason that comes to mind is because of the fact that the audience for this show is for adolescents. Yet, that is why I feel that this portrayal is even more damaging. The intended audience is set at such a young age that the usage of stereotypes and tropes will last even longer especially as this is one of the only times API characters/people are shown.
In fact, the only other reference I could find was a Yahoo answer asking if this portrayal was racist. Many agreed, while some felt that because this was a teen show any racist views are inconsequential.
I believe that this instance should not have been written off as it was. Rather, we should highlight and raise that no matter the show, instances like these are still damaging.