The Sopranos

HBO (ended 2007)
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  • Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful son. A daughter named Meadow. An uncle who's losing his marbles. A hot-headed nephew. A not-too-secret mistress. And a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss whose troubles are wrapped up in his two families. These days, it's getting tougher and tougher to make a killing in the killing business. Just because you're 'made' doesn't mean you've got it made.moreless

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  • S 6 : Ep 21

    Made in America

    Aired 6/10/07

  • S 6 : Ep 20

    The Blue Comet

    Aired 6/3/07

  • S 6 : Ep 19

    The Second Coming

    Aired 5/20/07

  • S 6 : Ep 18

    Kennedy and Heidi

    Aired 5/13/07

  • S 6 : Ep 17

    Walk Like a Man

    Aired 5/6/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steve Buscemi

    Tony Blundetto

  • Joe Pantoliano

    Ralph Cifaretto

  • Vincent Pastore

    Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero

  • David Proval

    Richie Aprile

  • Michael Imperioli

    Christopher Moltisanti

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (741)

    • Dr. Melfi: Have you ever had a prostate exam? Tony: Are you kidding? I don't let anyone wag their finger in my face.

    • Big Pussy: (to Mahaffey) That's a shame. A medication comes along after your gambling gets your fucking hip busted to shit.

    • Hesh: I hear Junior wants to whack Pussy Bonpensiero. Tony: Pussy Malanga. Hesh: Oh, Little Pussy. Tony: Yeah, Little Pussy. You think he's going to fuck with Big Pussy? My Pussy?

    • (after hearing his grandmother isn't coming to his birthday party) A.J.: So what, no fucking ziti now?

    • Junior: You can't blame it all on the Justice Department.

    • Dr. Melfi: Hope comes in many forms.

    • Hesh: Man is driven in toto by his insecurities.

    • Tony: Guys today have no room for the penal experience.

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    Notes (264)

    • The German episode title is "Tony in der Krise", meaning "Tony in Crisis".

    • The pilot was shot in 1997, two years before the show aired on HBO. This explains the differences in appearance for many of the main characters (most noticably, Robert Iler as A.J.); the long time span also explains the recasts of Father Phil and Irina.

    • Music in this episode: "Fired Up!" by Funky Green Dogs; "I Wonder Why" by Dion & The Belmonts; "Can't Be Still" by Booker T. and the MG's; "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" by Sting; "Little Star" by The Elegants; "Lumina" by Joan Osborne; "No More I Love You's" by Annie Lennox; "Rumble" by Link Wray; "Shame, Shame, Shame" by Shirley & Company; "Tardes De Bolonha" by Madredeus; "The Other Side of This Life" by Jefferson Airplane; "Welcome Back" by Land of the Loops; "Who Can You Trust" by Morcheeba; "Who's Sorry Now" by Connie Francis; "The Rockford Files" by Mike Post; "I'm a Man" by Bo Diddley; "The Beast In Me" by Nick Lowe

    • Steve Van Zandt originally auditioned for the role of Tony Soprano.

    • Lorraine Bracco was originally asked to play the role of Carmela Soprano, but she felt that the part was too familiar because of her character in Goodfellas. She felt the role of Dr. Melfi would be more challenging.

    • Siberia Federico plays Tony's goomah, Irina, in this episode. She was replaced by Oksana Babiy for the remainder of the series.

    • This was the only episode in which Michael Santoro played Father Phil. Paul Schulze was chosen to play the character throughout the remainder of the series.

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Series.

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    Trivia (58)

    • Tony insists calling Green Grove a "retirement community" throughout the episode. This becomes a running joke throughout the series.

    • The pork store they have as a meeting place is Centanni's Meat Market. Starting on the next episode, the pork store would be the Satriale's Meat Market after HBO acquired an abandoned location in Kearny, New Jersey.

    • It is said that Tony is the boss of the New Jersey organized crime family. However, starting on the next episode, Tony is ranked to captain by the writers.

    • The ending montage depicting Tony and Carmela at Meadow's school, and the mock execution of Chris and the real execution of Brendan, while the choir sings a traditional song, is a clear homage to The Godfather, where all the killings of the five family bosses happen while the boss of the Corleone family is in a church and the flashbacks of the executions are interlaced with peaceful scenes of the christening of his godson.

    • During one of Tony's flashbacks, as his father drives away with Janice, you can see a modern Dodge Viper in the background.

    • Here appearing as a bakery customer, Joseph R. Gannascoli returns in season two in the recurring (later starring) role of Vito Spatafore.

    • When Charmaine is talking to Artie you can hear her say that Ally's father is in Europe and hasn't been told about his daughter, but her mouth clearly does not match what we hear.

    • When Christopher smashes Richie Santini with the guitar (in the studio, after he (Richie) refuses to "spike up"), Richie's shirt changes from a tanktop with a white design to one with a higher neck and no design (when his bandmates are picking him up after the guitar whipping), back to the tanktop with the design.

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    Allusions (69)

    • Tony asks Christopher, "Are you going to go Henry Hill on me?", referring to a mobster that actually did sell his life story, which got made into the movie, Goodfellas.

    • Pussy, tracking down a teacher's stolen car for Tony, declares" I'm fuckin' Rockford over here," comparing his detective skills to those of Jim Rockford, the title character of The Rockford Files.

    • In the opening scene, and in a later scene with the Italian suits, Silvio quotes Al Pacino in Godfather III.

    • The movie Carmela and Father Phil are talking about, with Willem Dafoe as Jesus, is the 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ.

    • Johnny Boy exclaims, "Jesus Christ almighty! Fuckin' albacore around my neck!", a botched reference to an albatross around one's neck, meaning a burden one is required to carry through life, as depicted in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".

    • Putting a clown into a paddy wagon, a cop orders, "Get the fuck in there, Clarabelle," comparing them to a character on the popular 1950's children's television program The Howdy Doody Show.

    • Bakery Clerk: You motherfucker! You shot my foot! Christopher: It happens.

      Goodfellas: In the movie Goodfellas, Michael Imperioli (Christopher) played Spider, a man who is shot in the foot.

    • While the title can obviously be interpreted as a reference to Junior and his lady's vacation spot, there is a double entendre meaning: Boca is the Italian word for mouth, and the major themes of this episode are gossip and cunnilingus.

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  • Fan Reviews (194)
  • Appreciating The Sopranos.

    By HKXXIV, Oct 29, 2015

  • The Sopranos is a phenomenal roller coaster ride into the mind of a both repulsive and lovable character.

    By cowhouse, May 29, 2014

  • 21st century Mafia

    By Hardasstv, May 01, 2014

  • Gold Standard

    By RBarao, Jan 23, 2014

  • Woefully innacurate

    By bknight1, Sep 04, 2013