RALPH KRAMDEN AND ED Norton were a couple of working stiffs
Law & Order and Homicide present their protagonists as low-key working stiffs
with a strong sense of morals who ploddingly put together the clues that will solve a crime.
What's beyond contention is that, unlike members of the Volvo set in his cabinet, Clinton presents a mixed pedigree of yuppie and working stiff
, a few parts Hope, a few parts New Haven, equal measures of hardscrabble and suburbia, a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll.
Short-fused, working stiff
Raghu (Patekar) can't hold down a regular job, and works as a cabbie without his wife, Sunita (Sonali Kulkarni) knowing.
DeMott says that the working class was forced into bearing the burden of the Vietnam war, and is giving a natural response: "You call us working stiff
types, says the talkback message.
How's a working stiff
to cope with all the demands and still stay sane?
This from a troubled, anxious, ordinary working stiff
who watches television and believes the terrible body count on ghetto sidewalks could easily spread to Encino or Brentwood.
So postal workers earn a decent living - what's wrong with giving the working stiff
Listen, if you are a working stiff
who has to sell your self-respect once or twice a day to support your family, if you've ever been demoted or fired in order to cover up your boss' stupidity or paranoia, then Cody Cluff should be your inspiration, a moral lighthouse amid the middle-class morass.
meeting later, he finds himself in his old house, now occupied by working stiff
Tom (Gandolfini), his frazzled wife Christine (Catherine O'Hara) and their teenage son, who stays sequestered in his room downloading porn.
And the cast is uniformly strong--especially Jason Cottle in numerous supporting roles (including a pathologically lying health-care aide) and Sharon Lockwood, who is equally believable as Barbara the journalist and Barb the entry-level working stiff
What: The comic plays a working stiff
with an active imagination.
Ventimiglia has charisma to burn as the self-destructive bank robber who's a lovable leech, and Imperioli wears a permanently worried expression as the working stiff
who's basically bullied by his much smarter wife (Annette Murphy) into vying for a council seat left behind when grizzled veteran Jack Durman (Robertson) retires.
Wall Street is about as close as it has ever been to being full of working stiffs