The Sopranos

Season 2 Episode 3

Toodle-Fucking-Oo

6
Aired Unknown Jan 30, 2000 on HBO
9.0
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Tony faces a new threat when Jackie's brother Richie Aprile gets out of jail and tries to muscle in on Tony's action. Carmela and Tony try desperately to punish Meadow when she trashes Livia's home during a party. Melfi's guilt over not treating Tony begins to invade her dreams.moreless

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  • Review

    9.6
    I liked the way they brought in the new character, Richie. He comes back after being in jail for about ten years and doesn't seem to like the new arrangments. We get to see a lot of the day to day things that Tony has to go through in this episode, but the other thing I noticed was that the writing in this episode was better then in any other Sopranos episode to date. It was clear, on the first watch, who was on whose side and the writers wrote it in a simple and elegant way which allowed me to follow the episode. Even the filler scenes in this episode, mainly the Meadow drama, was really well done. Most times you find yourself not really caring for anything other then whatever Tony happens to be doing, but I did enjoy watching the way she handles things in life. She knows what her dad does and uses that against him as a way of basically saying shes going to do whatever she wants. I also still like seeing Tonys thearapist in episodes. She was a big part of the first season and I think the writers are going to get her back with Tony here soon. Best episode of the season and one of the best the series has given us up to this point in time. Looking forward to see what impact Richie continues to have on the group.moreless
  • Gets more interesting with every episode.

    8.9
    I really like how when new characters are introduced it doesn't affect the balance of who the main characters are and their time on screen. They play their support roles perfectly. I like how they interweave the command structure within the storyline to give Tony new headaches and thus more drama in the storyline. I like how Tony respects and controls his underlings in which is hard to deny. Also great that Tony instead of killing his uncle, he still uses him as the head of the family but in name only. His decisions are respected as if he was the top man.moreless
David Proval

David Proval

Richie Aprile

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

Matthew Sussman

Matthew Sussman

Dr. Douglas Schreck

Guest Star

Diana Agostini

Diana Agostini

Miriam

Guest Star

Getchie Argetsinger

Getchie Argetsinger

Yoga Instructor

Guest Star

Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich

Dr. Elliot Kupferberg

Recurring Role

Paul Herman

Paul Herman

Beansie Gaeta

Recurring Role

Michele de Cesare

Michele de Cesare

Hunter Scangarelo

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Carmela: Tony, we can't just throw your sister out.
      Tony: Why not?
      Carmela: It wouldn't be Christian.
      Tony: See? This shit works out. She's Buddhist.

    • Meadow: I could've taken ecstasy but I didn't.
      A.J.: Don't puke on the floor.
      Tony: What're you doin' up?! Go to bed.
      A.J.: She fools around with ecstasy and you yell at me?

    • Richie: Look kid, I shouldn't have to explain myself. I'm from the old-school. You wanna raise your hand, you give her your last name. Then it's none of my fuckin' business. Until then, keep your hands in your pockets. We understand each other?

    • Beansy: I might not be able to wipe my own ass, you know that?
      Tony: Well, the nose is as far as I'm willing to go.

    • Janice: There's a Zuni saying: "For every twenty wrongs a child does, ignore nineteen."
      Tony: There's an old Italian saying: "You fuck up once, you lose two teeth."

    • Carmela: (on Meadow) There has to be consequences. What kind of parents would we be if we let her get away with this?
      Tony: Typical.

    • [Meadow trashed Livia's house]
      Carmela: As a parent today, you are over a barrel no matter what you do. You take away her car you become her chauffeur. You ground her you've got to stay home weekends and be prison guards.
      Tony: If you throw her out, social services will bring her back and we'd be in front of the judge. She's not 18 yet.
      Carmela: That's your solution? To throw your daughter out?
      Tony: All I'm sayin', with the laws today you can't even restrain your kid physically. She could sue you for child abuse.
      Carmela: There has to be consequences.
      Tony: And there will be, I hear ya okay. Let's just not overplay our hand. Because if she figures out we're powerless, we're fucked.

    • Richie: (to Tony) What's mine is not yours to give.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Richie meldet sich zurück", meaning "Richie Returns".

    • Music in this episode:
      "Holla, Holla" by Ja Rule; "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" by Dionne Warwick; "Lily Maebell" by The Valentines; "Never Miss the Water" by Chaka Kahn; "No Scrubs" by TLC; "Prince of Peace" by Pharoah Sanders; "Theme From Turnpike" by Deus; "Viking" by Los Lobos

    • David Proval originally auditioned to play the role of Tony Soprano. He was turned down because David Chase felt he looked "too right," for the part. He went on to play the part of Richie Aprile during the second season.

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