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11 Reasons Your Grandparents Were Total Badasses In Their Day

Oh, you took a karate class once? And you eat bacon sometimes? That's cute. Check out TNT's Mob CityWednesdays at 9/8C for some ultimate, retro badassery.

1. Your grandma saved LIVES. During a war. In a skirt.

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2. They paved the way for professional fighting as we know it today.

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3. Their band was way cooler than yours.

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Auto-tune? Never heard of it.

4. Their cars looked like rocket ships and were built to last.

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5. They didn't need TV to tell a damn good story.

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Do you enjoy Dick Tracy? The Lone Ranger? War of the Worlds? Well, your grandparents invented them, and they didn't even need a camera or CGI to make them famous! Owned.

6. Your grandma played baseball better than all the boys...

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...way better.

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Tough as hell.

7. To be fair, your grandpa played too.

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8. Even little kids were expected to pull their weight during the war.

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9. Mobsters were the real deal...

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"Gimme all your money, see?"

10. ...and inspired some of the best contemporary dramas.

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11. And THIS was common knowledge.

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Feeling wimpy yet?

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We thought so.

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Check out the new drama Mob City on TNT Wednesday, December 4th! You'll never look at your grandparents the same way again.