The Sopranos

Season 6 Episode 4

The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

Aired Unknown Apr 02, 2006 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Paulie: We, each and every one of us, are alone in the ring, fighting for our lives.

    • Tony: (to Phil) Truth be told, there's enough garbage for everyone.

    • Tony: (on Vito) Takes that guy an hour and a half to take a dump. You could build a jetty with what comes out.

    • Nurse Fiona: Just so you know, depression is very common in post-surgical patients.
      Tony: So I should try to be happy, lyin' here, looking at my own guts?

    • Tony: I'm supposed to be dead, now I'm alive. I'm the luckiest guy in the world.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.