most of this 70s comedy is frankly pretty silly and pointless. just some dumb working class (mostly black) guys hanging out shooting the shit and listening to the radio (the soundtrack is an important one and features a couple songs sampled on paul’s boutique). but there are little moments here and there when some truth comes to the surface. the guy who decides to enroll in college so his girlfriend won’t leave him, the black muslim who tries robbing the place but is convinced not to by a guy who earlier threatened to walk out if the boss didn’t talk to him about a raise. there are some moments of class and race commentary and reality that i think elevate it just enough from silly period comedy to somewhat notable film. those couple with the soundtrack explain why it has endured.