I consider Bakshi to be a spiritual sibling to Lenny Bruce. Cartoons and Stand Up are (or were) both avenues for light entertainment, but these two shmendricks had to go and get all arty on us.

Raging from the times and from drugs, this foul, bleak howl of racism and angst is actually a wonderful time capsule of something pretty heavy, man. A terrific New York film and some of the worst displays of Italian, Jewish and Black stereotypes every put to film.