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The drivers of the Sunshine Cab Company mocked and supported each other, commiserated about the only-in-New-York eccentrics they carted around, and created a world that was relatable to viewers in the rough-and-tumble 1970s Big Apple — bitch, moan, complain and be glad you’ve got a decent bunch to do it with.
The theme song for “The Jeffersons,” “Movin’ On Up,” could be the anthem for all the strivers of NYC.
The show starred Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson, a dry cleaning tycoon with a surplus of ego — kept in check by his no-guff-taking wife, Louise (Isabel Sanford), and their even sassier maid, Florence (Marla Gibbs).
They epitomized the New York spirit we saw when George played foil to Queens racist Archie Bunker on “All in the Family,” where for every crack about “you people,” George would have a sharper, funnier comeback.
But while critics have used the series as a means of dismissing young people, audiences have identified with the show’s reality, capturing what it’s really like to live in New York today, ridden with debt and broken dreams.
Though she couldn’t sing or dance, she wanted to find a way to be in showbiz, like countless aspiring Broadway babies and film actors and rock stars and novelists and painters before and after her. Tina Fey’s brilliant comedy was supposed to be a backstage spoof of late-night television.
The phrase “like a great novel” is frequently applied to dramas like “Breaking Bad” or “The Wire.” But “Seinfeld” was the first sitcom to earn the comparison: By being so small, so specific and so microscopically attuned to the oddities of social interaction, it became universal — an epic of self-absorbed Upper West Siders, with the durability and reach of Jane Austen or Edith Wharton.
Never mind that almost every bit of the show was shot in LA — even the opening credits, which were staged at a fountain on the Warner Bros. “Friends” still did a remarkable job of capturing what it’s like to be young and single in New York City.
“30 Rock” showed that no matter how tempted we are to escape to the breezy life of LA, we know we’re all stuck here together in the same hot dog cart line.
Spun off from a recurring sketch on “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “The Honeymooners” aired for one perfect season, in gritty black-and-white — an ideal complement to the stark, two-room Brooklyn walk-up (sans curtains, TV, radio or fridge) where blustery bus driver Ralph Kramden (Gleason) lived with his wife, Alice (Audrey Meadows).
The series, which was originally called “Insomnia Cafe,” revolved around the romantic, personal and professional travails of six buddies (and for a few misguided episodes, one monkey) living in Greenwich Village.