New Yorkers have been trash-talking out-of-state bagels for decades, and in the below video, which the Brooklyn Public Library believes is from 1979, you'll see some sweet smackdowns, vintage style. As one wise man declares: "These people in the midwest, they wouldn't know a bagel from a doughnut! The only reason they ever saw a bagel is one fell off a truck. Four professors were dissecting it before they found out what it was all about."
The video, part of the 16mm film collection at the BPL's local history division, also shows bagel makers in Brooklyn creating their doughy goods by hand, and even claiming the secret is in Brooklyn's water.