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The original show about young couples struggling to get by in Bushwick, The Honeymooners is one of those classic shows that used to be shown twice a day on channel 5 in NYC in the late 80s, but I never watched it back then because I had better things to do, like play with My Little Pony and pretend the pastel horses were a secret, unholy army that would help me take down my brother’s He-Man warriors, led by the evil and smelly Moss Man. Anyway! If I had watched, I think I would have found it boring, because I was very young back then. But now, looking at clips online, I see that The Honeymooners was way ahead of its time, at least aesthetically. The character Norton sports a fedora, pushed back on his head at the angle that is favored by many Bushwick residents of today. And, although both main male characters work for the city as a bus driver and a sewer worker, they make salaries that are in keeping with Bushwick professionals of today—$62/week.
Reality Score: 7/10