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The Flatbush Fungos - Street gang/social club on the short-lived situation comedy FLATBUSH/CBS/1979.

The Flatbush Fungos consisted of five recently graduated middle-class Italian teenagers who lived in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in New York City.

Members included Presto Prestopopolos (Joseph Cali), a taxi driver; Socks Palermo (Adrian Zmed), a clothing store employee; Turtle Romero (Vincent Bufano), restaurant worker; Joey Dee (Randy Stumpf), a plumber's assistant; and Figgy Figueroa (Sandy Helberg), a grocery deliveryman.

TRIVIA NOTE: The series was inspired by the motion picture The Lords of Flatbush (1974) starring Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Paul Mace as a group of 1958 Brooklyn youths in black leather jackets who do everything together. In the film, Sylvester Stallone as Stanley Rosiello said, " If you ever show my girl a ring like that again, you know what's gonna be written on your tombstone? 'I was dumb enough to show Frannie Malincanico a $1600 ring,' ya got that?"

The Lords of Flatbush
The Lords of Flatbush



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