Mulberry Street

Synopsis: Failed series pilot about an independent businesswoman who winds up moving back home with her large close-knit Italian family.

Looks like another hot one today.

The temperatures are gonna

rise to 82 degrees,

with 90 percent humidity.

Make sure you bring your umbrella.

There's a 30% chance of rain today.

Clear skies tonight with a low near 70.

Increasing cloudiness

tomorrow, sticky and humid.

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling

in favor of the city council's bid

to enact eminent domain laws

was met with last-minute protests

at City Hall yesterday.

Supporters of the Tenants' Alliance

clashed with police.

Thirty-two protesters were arrested.

Say things, Rocky.

I miss the pills, amigo.

Getting slow, bro.

I'm getting old.

Look it, look it.

What's a four-letter word for, um,

Gershwin and Levin?

Four words... four letters.


You can't put Jews

in a crossword puzzle, man.

- Why not?

- It's not correct.

That's bullshit.

Hold your head up.

You still got the moves, man.

Got the footwork, too, baby.


- Hey.

- Here you go, baby.

- Another scorcher, huh?

- Oh, yeah, another hot one.

Take it easy, man.

Hey, Clutch.

Hey, Ross.

Well, looks like the bad guys

win again, huh?

Yep. What else is new?

How long you think we got?

I don't know. They posted a notice.

Read for yourself.

Clutch, you seen Ross?

Hey, Charlie. Uh, he's in the basement.

Tell him the power's out

and my toilet is broke again.

All right, if I see him,

I'll tell him, Charlie.

Frank says Ross thinks

they're gonna let him stay.

But you know what? His ass is out of here

just like the rest of us.

- I'll see you.

- All right, Charlie, you take it slow, huh?

- Hi.

- Hey, Kay.

Oh, hey, you been shopping, huh?

I got it, I got it.

I'll see you. Hey, you kids,

you be good, yeah?

All right, Charlie. Let me.

I'll get that.

Okay? Thank you.

You're a boxer, huh?

I used to be.

Is that how you got that scar

by your eye there?

No, a kid named Bobby Schwartz

head-butted me.

You miss it?

Getting head-butted? No.

l... Well, you wanna

come in for a coffee?

- I can't. I gotta feed the cat.

- Oh.

Thank you.

- I'll see you later, all right?

- Yeah, sure.


Hey, Dad, it's Casey.

I'm coming home today.

So... well, God, I hope you're home.

Um, I've been waiting for a train for a while,

but I guess I'll call you when I'm closer.

I can't wait to see you.


...from Washington Heights

to Tribeca.

Prompted by criticism

from community boards,

the mayor and the health commissioner have

created an emergency subcommittee...

Can you see

Any better...

If you do

Take a few

'Cause they're red, white, and blue

Excuse me, ma'am.

It's not a good idea, leaving

an unattended bag on the platform.

Oh, yeah, thanks.

People are a little jumpy

about that these days.

Got it. Thanks.

So you were up at Bushkills, huh?

Veterans wing, yeah.

They say it's a good hospital.

Hey, I just wanna say I really appreciate

what you guys are doing over there.

I really mean it.

Well, best of luck to you.



What? Go away.

It's time for you to get up.

I don't feel well. I have a fever.

Turn around.

Do you want to stay at home?

- Okay.

- You smell like beer and cigarettes.

I love you, too.

You brought so much joy

Into my life

You're the one

You took away the stress

And the stri...

What the f***?

Ross? Where's my water?

If it's not the toilets, it's the sink.

If it's not the sink, it's the roof.

This needs a whole new washer.

What the f***?

God damn. Where the f***

did you come from?


F***! F***!

Goddamn motherf***er!



How come you ain't in school?

Mom let me stay home.

- I had a fever.

- Oh, yeah?

Ah. Yeah.

Come on. What are you doing?

Shadow boxing.

I used to do karate.

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah, a little.


You gonna show me some stuff?

I thought you were sick.

Well, I got better.

What kinda karate you take?

You know, like, Mr. Miyagi sh*t.

- Chop suey bullshit?

- Yeah, you know.

Come on, I'll show you some sh*t.

Let's see what you got.

Let me put my camera down.

And now for some late-breaking news.

During this morning's rush hour,

emergency units were dispatched

to the Second Avenue subway station

in response to 911 calls

reporting a bizarre attack.

Several commuters were reportedly

taken to Beth Israel Hospital.

Further details...

Cable's out again.

Oh, great. This building is falling apart.

Ain't we all, honey. Ain't we all.

...subway crisis update.

This morning's evacuation

of the Second Avenue subway station

at Houston Street

was the result of rat attacks.

Witnesses report the rats

emerged from a collapsed wall

where construction crews

were working.

Hundreds of rats

stormed the platform

and then began attacking riders

as they waited to board an uptown train.

Officials are crediting the warm weather

and recent renovations

for the rats' strange behavior

and awaiting results...

Whoa, Frank!

What you tryin' to do, kill me?

What're yous doin' in my toilet here?

Charlie said the toilet was busted.

I found these.

That's where they were. Wow.

I missed them.

Now I can bite something good.

I'm very happy for you, Frank.


Tell Charlie that the toilet's fixed.

the power's on for now.

Come on, let me help you back to bed.

Gimme the hammer.

How you holding up?

Everything all right?

Gettin' old ain't for sissies, you know.

Yeah, well, look at it this way.

You still got your hair.

Come on, get in bed.

I'll give you my hair,

you give me your lungs.

Oh, that's better.

Thank you.

Tell Charlie toilet's fixed,

everything's back to normal.

Are you okay?

You seem a bit clammy.

I'm fine. Just hot in here.

Take it light, Frank.

Try to hold onto your teeth.


Hey, Huck Finn.

Where you want me to put this?

Just set it on the counter.

Oh, yeah.

Ooh, you getting kinky on me.

F*** you. It's the girl upstairs.

She dropped it.

Oh. Miss Poland 1982?

Her name is Kay.

A girl throws her underwear

in your window,

she's sayin' something.

Trust me, I'm a connoisseur of eros.

Oh, yeah?

You gonna ask her out?

I'm too old.

She ain't no spring chicken.

I got ten of my own teeth.

And she got a teenage son

with no daddy.

That supposed to be a plus?

Come on, man,

look at my face.

You got a lash.

Thanks. I gotta go.

It's a nice cake.


Be good to have our little girl home.

Otto, I gotta get going.

But I should be back

by midnight, okay?

You feeling any better?

Yeah, I'm fine.


You don't leave this apartment today,

do you hear me?

And that means no TV,

no radio, no nothing.

And you better clean this place up.

I want it spotless

when I come back home.

I bust my ass to keep us going,

I buy you things and everything, for this?

Don't you lie to me, Otto.

I won't allow it.

Yeah, sorry.

Aren't you gonna kiss

your mama good-bye?

Oh, it's you.

Hi. Have you seen Clutch?

He's up at Frank's.

Today is shaving day.

You and Clutch are friends, right?

We're close.

You knew his wife?

Yes. I did.

What was she like?


And Clutch is a handsome man.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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