The Sopranos

The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

Season 6, Ep 4, Aired 4/2/06
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  • Episode Description
  • The sale of Barone Sanitation is complicated by a son who doesn't get how things work. Tony has a discussion about religion and dinosaurs with an evangelical. Paulie learns a shocking truth about his upbringing. Bobby helps a wannabe rapper gain street cred.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aida Turturro

    Janice Soprano

  • Edie Falco

    Carmela Soprano

  • James Gandolfini

    Tony Soprano

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    Meadow Soprano

  • Michael Imperioli

    Christopher Moltisanti

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Tony's back in action!

    By mkvectra, Apr 26, 2006

  • Well done, Mr. Chase.

    By EnterTheTekken, May 20, 2006

  • Tony stumbles through the hospital and becomes friends with Hal Halbrook not to mention hanging out with a couple of rappers, Bobby offers to shoot a rapper in the thigh for publicity but misses and hits him in the butt and Paulie finds out his mother rea

    By MargetisMan414, May 17, 2006

  • All About Paulie

    By SilvioDante24, May 02, 2006

  • "Back To Normal?"

    By Nadeem, Apr 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Paulie: (threatening Jason with a gun) Four grand, every goddamn month. And if you ever mention word of this to Tony, I'll stick this up your ass and pull the trigger until bullets come out your eyes!

    • Christopher: No way. T. Rex in the Garden of Eden? Adam and Eve would be runnin' all the time, scared shitless.

    • Dr. Plepler: (operating on Tony) Oh, my God... I just found Jimmy Hoffa.

    • Tony: (to gorgeous, white insurance worker) Where they been keepin' you? The other doctors around here are like the United Colors of Benetton.

    • Paulie: Did you even know what your EBITDA is? Jason: What? Paulie: Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization—gives the true picture of a company's profitibility.

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    Notes (3)

    • The German title of this episode is "Schwarz und Weiß", meaning "Black and White".

    • Music: "Foreplay/Longtime" by Boston; "The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches)" by The Browns; "One of These Days" by Pink Floyd

    • Though credited, Lorraine Bracco and Dominic Chianese do not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Paulie pulls up to Green Grove to confront Nucci, his Cadillac is covered with raindrops. When he steps out, the car is completely dry.

    • The Ojibwe saying pinned next to Tony's bed: "Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky."

    • Aaron Arkaway was wearing a shirt regarding his participation at a vigil for Terri Schiavo, a severely brain-damaged women at the center of court disputes over whether her husband should be allowed to terminate her life support, claiming that was her wish if she ended up in such a state.

    Allusions (3)

    • When EMT Rudy Diaz protests that he did not steal money and that in going through Tony's wallet for an insurance card he "was only doing [his] job," Tony replies, "they heard a lot of that at Nuremberg." The war crimes trial following WWII were held there, with several Nazi defendents claiming their atrocities were only done on the orders of others.

    • Tony calls fellow patient, and scientist, John Schwinn, "Mr. Wizard," referring to the same-titled show that starred Don Herbert performing science experiments with teenage assistants.

    • Paulie tells Nucci that he was her "goose with the golden eggs," referring to the folk tale of the man who has a goose that lays golden eggs, but gets greedy and kills the goose to get to the gold inside, only to discover there isn't any.

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