Flatbush (TV series)

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Created by David Epstein
Directed by William Asher
Mel Feber
Harvey S. Laidman
Tony Mordente
Starring Joseph Cali
Adrian Zmed
Vincent Bufano
Randy Stumpf
Sandy Helberg
Composer(s) Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Philip Capice
Gary Adelson
Producer(s) Norman S. Powell
Production location(s) MGM Studios
Culver City, California
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Lorimar Productions
Original network CBS
Original release February 26 – March 12, 1979

Flatbush is an American sitcom that aired on CBS for three weeks from February 26, 1979 to March 12, 1979.[1]


The series followed five recent high school graduates living in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn: Presto, a cab driver; Socks, who worked in a clothing store; Figgy, a supermarket deliveryman; Joey, a plumber; and Turtle, who worked in his family's restaurant. Together they called themselves "The Fungos" as they roamed their neighborhood in search of innocent fun and excitement.



A total of six episodes were produced, with three remaining unaired – "The Littlest Fungo", "The Wedding" and "Vooo Dooo" – because the ethnic stereotypes in the series so offended the real-life Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden that he publicly demanded to CBS that it be canceled; it was taken off the air after only three telecasts.[2]

Episode title Directed by Written by Airdate
1"Kar Kannibals"TBADennis PalumboFebruary 26, 1979 (1979-02-26)
The Fungos are involved in a wild car chase when their cherished auto, the Fungomobile, is stolen by a gang of car thieves.
2"Moving Out"William AsherDennis PalumboMarch 5, 1979 (1979-03-05)
The Fungos' hearts go out to cantankerous old Mrs. Fortunato when they discover that she is being priced out of her apartment.
3"The Heist"TBADavid EpsteinMarch 12, 1979 (1979-03-12)
Presto becomes the innocent dupe of a hoodlum named Clean Otto who uses his taxi as the getaway car in a bank robbery.
4"The Littlest Fungo"TBATBA[never]
5"The Wedding"TBATBA[never]
6"Vooo Dooo"TBATBA[never]


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 417. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  2. ^ Clyde Haberman Albin Krebs, "Notes on People", The New York Times, March 3, 1979

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