The unsung heroes of Spike Lee's 1989 film are Sweet Dick Willie, Coconut Sid, and ML (played by Robin Harris, Frankie Faison, and Paul Benjamin, respectively), a trio of elderly gentlemen who pass the time seated on the sidewalk, commenting on the action in the neighborhood like a classical Greek chorus. With just one umbrella to shield them from the Brooklyn summer sun, one wears bucket hats. What better way to chill?