The Sopranos

Season 2 Episode 13

Funhouse

4
Aired Unknown Apr 09, 2000 on HBO
9.4
out of 10
User Rating
225 votes
5

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Tony is stricken by a nasty bout of food poisoning and has a strange dream conversation with Pussy in his delirium. When Tony wakes up, his suspicions are aroused. The FBI catches Livia at the airport with incriminating evidence against her son. The Feds decide to move against Tony just before Meadow's graduation.moreless

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  • Now when "The Sopranos" is over,i desided to review all the episodes... the problem is, i don´t remember every, so untill i get the season boxes i will review the episodes that i remember the best, episodes that have touched me.moreless

    9.9
    Funhouse, the episode where Tony is sick as hell, and the episode where Salvatore Bonpensiero is whacked. It is a verry strong episode overall, the wierd dreams are extreamly well done, it is exacly the way dreams are. I thought the fish thing was wierd, and Salvatore Bonpensiero was one of my favorite characters, and i hate to see him die like that: "I´m gonna sit down... is that okay? that i sit... bam! and he´s dead. Mutch emotion and fantastic script. It seems that all the best episodes are written by Chase. If you ask me this is one of the absolout best episodes in the history of the show.moreless
  • Review

    9.6
    I was surprised to see David Chase use so many dreams in the finale, but with Richie killed off in the episode prior to this one I guess he just needed something else to sort of fill the time a little bit. Seeing the BP storyline come to a close was worth the wait, as well as the man Tony had in debt to him the entire season. Knowing that next year is going to start with some brand new storylines is great to me. David Chase came into this season with a plan, executed that plan right up until the finale, and gave us a great conclusion. When this show is all said and done - Season Two will always be about Tonys rise to power, BP flippping against the crew, and the character introduction of Richie Aprile. The dreams were something I would have to watch again to see all the little clues David Chase put in there. Everything is there for a reason, including the scene with Tony and Jennifer. It will be interesting to see if she returns next season or if this is really the end for her. Overall, a really solid finale that wrapped up a lot of quesions that needed to have answers put to them.moreless
  • Great Season Finale.

    9.5
    One thing you have to expect from an episode of the Sopranos is expected the unexpected. No matter how quirky the episode, in the Sopranos Universe it seems very believable. The idea of fish talking to Tony is a wonderful idea. One a fish can't talk. Another is "swimming with the fishes" comes to mind. Because of the situation with Puss voice as the fish is awesome. It makes Tony a bit softer and thoughtful of his actions. I like how something to shut up his mother gets Tony into a lot of hot water. The episode ending does end a few storylines but setups perfectly for the next season.moreless
  • Tony's strange dreams lead to a revelation he wishes wasn't true

    9.5
    The first half of this episode is one of the funniest TV moments I have ever seen when Tony battles food poisoning. From his strange dreams, to his constant farting, you can't help buy laugh at the dilemma he is put in. It is hilarious! The last half of the episode was a little less impressive since one of the major characters gets killed. I just wish they made it a little more emotional scene than the writers did. Funhouse is definitely an appropriate title for this episode since it never stops at being really fun. This is definitely one of the best episodes, just wish some parts were better.moreless
  • A very interesting episode and season finale for the second season.

    8.4
    It seems that each season of the Sopranos has a predominate episode that has a dream sequence. For season 2, it was "Funhouse," written by Todd A. Kessler and David Chase and directed by the great John Patterson. It starts with Tony having a great day making money and having dinner with buddies but leads to him having diarhea and being sick. When he gets some sleep, he has nightmares and in the nightmare, Pussy tells him that he has been working for the feds. Tony wakes up out of the dream, takes Pussy, Silvio and Paulie out of his boat and the three turn and kill Pussy. The audience could have guessed that Pussy was gonna get whacked but the episode is so original and well done that we are shocked as well as impressed at the great season finale.moreless
Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Christopher Moltisanti

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Carmela Soprano

Dominic Chianese

Dominic Chianese

Corrado "Junior" Soprano

Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

Peter "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri

Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos

Annalisa

Guest Star

Robert Lupone

Robert Lupone

Bruce Cusamano

Guest Star

Barbara Andres

Barbara Andres

Quintina

Guest Star

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Hesh Rabkin

Recurring Role

John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Artie Bucco

Recurring Role

Louis Lombardi

Louis Lombardi

Skip Lipari

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Tony: I had a dream I fucked your brains out. Right on that desk, and you loved it.
      Dr. Melfi: Well, you threw that at me like a rock.

    • Dr. Melfi: So who's your friend? Pussy?
      Tony: I'm confused.
      Dr. Melfi: Is Pussy your friend?
      Tony: Yeah.
      Dr. Melfi: But that's the friend who was almost carried off by the ducks, right?
      Tony: When you say pussy do you mean my friend Pussy or do you mean pussy?
      Dr. Melfi: Whatever seems to be dominating your thoughts.
      Tony: I got pussy on the brain. I always do.

    • Skip: I know. I know. Tony is your best friend.
      Big Pussy: President Franklin is my best friend and he's in [the envelope].

    • Carmela: Your father is sick.
      Meadow: Oh, my God, daddy. What happened?
      Carmela: He went to an Indian restaurant.
      Meadow: That is so racist.

    • Christopher: (on being 'made') I deserve it. Got no spleen, Gene!

    • Big Pussy: Guys... not the face?

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Ein Freund muss gehen", meaning "A Friend Must Go".

    • Music in this episode:
      "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations; "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez; "Free Falin'" by Tom Petty; "Through and Through" by The Rolling Stones; "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" by Frank Sinatra; "Variations Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir" by Pierre Henry

    • Nancy Marchand passed away on June 18, 2000 of lung cancer, but she won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Livia Soprano earlier in the year.

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