1964

 

The era saw the rise of the New York Nebbish, a decent if amusing fellow who could be counted on for a variety of emotions, and could be lightly humiliated if the situation requred.

Later this character would eat a spicy-meat-a-ball, be unable to believe he ate the whole thing, get up early to make the donuts, and so on.

Not this guy, necessarily, but his brethern.