History Headscratchers / TheSopranos

22nd Oct '16 11:43:18 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* This may be more of a no-longer-applicable "It Just Bugs Me" than a true Headscratcher, but I am genuinely curious... what is up with that "I have come to reclaim Rome for my people!" line Ralph uses in "University"? It's ostensibly from ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', except... it's ''not''. [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes Believe me, I know]]. My best guess is the script for the episode was written before the movie was out (I think too highly of the show to assume TheyJustDidntCare), ergo a(n old) script of the movie was appropriated somehow to cherrypick quotes from. But the episode originally aired in April of 2001 whereas the movie premiered in May of the previous year. Hard to say when shooting occurred, but it's strange that this was overlooked. Then again, maybe the ''Sopranos'' writers didn't have the same fastidious Fanboyism I do...

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* This may be more of a no-longer-applicable "It Just Bugs Me" than a true Headscratcher, but I am genuinely curious... what is up with that "I have come to reclaim Rome for my people!" line Ralph uses in "University"? It's ostensibly from ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', except... it's ''not''. [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes Believe me, I know]]. My best guess is the script for the episode was written before the movie was out (I think too highly of the show to assume TheyJustDidntCare), out, ergo a(n old) script of the movie was appropriated somehow to cherrypick quotes from. But the episode originally aired in April of 2001 whereas the movie premiered in May of the previous year. Hard to say when shooting occurred, but it's strange that this was overlooked. Then again, maybe the ''Sopranos'' writers didn't have the same fastidious Fanboyism I do...
21st Oct '15 7:20:57 AM JohnnyChimpo
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** I'm guessing it's just Ralph being annoying and ignorant. I feel like that's something Tony would know and get pissed off by, the misquote and the attention Ralph's drawing as a result.
23rd Sep '15 2:58:08 AM TheREALmb
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** Not an expert on La Cosa Nostra but how I always understood that member of La Cosa Nostra saw their actions as somewhat justified, just playing their part. Not being a criminal because it is easier or because they want to be outlaws, but rather because it is literally "their thing", their way of earning a livelihood. Now Carmela has been deeply integrated into this world since her teens, so she probably takes it as a given as well. And surely she is not the only Catholic person involved with the mob.
7th May '15 12:17:14 PM JC96
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* With acutal evidence against her, why Livia wasn't arrested by the FBI for [[spoiler: conspiring to kill Tony with Junior?]]

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* With acutal actual evidence against her, why Livia wasn't arrested by the FBI for [[spoiler: conspiring to kill Tony with Junior?]]
7th May '15 12:15:39 PM JC96
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* With acutal evidence against her, why Livia wasn't arrested by the FBI for [[spoiler: conspiring to kill Tony with Junior?]]
16th Feb '15 5:28:28 PM heldthemhanging
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** It's possible (maybe even likely) that Jimmy was also a rat. When he's accused of being a rat by Silvio, Jimmy just utters, "Mother of God" before being executed.
18th Jan '15 5:50:10 AM shamblingdead2
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* In Season 6, after [[spoiler: Tony gets shot]] why is the entire family, with no gloves or hairnets even, in the room looking at his open surgery? Is that just ArtisticLicenseMedicine ?

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* In Season 6, after [[spoiler: Tony gets shot]] why is the entire family, with no gloves or hairnets even, in the room looking at his open surgery? Is that just ArtisticLicenseMedicine ? Not to mention, why is [[spoiler: Tony]] lying there staring into an OPEN wound? It should have a big plaster on it, at the very least, to avoid exactly what he's doing, and to keep it clean.
17th Jan '15 9:21:35 PM shamblingdead2
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* In Season 6, after [[spoiler: Tony gets shot]] why is the entire family, with no gloves or hairnets even, in the room looking at his open surgery? Is that just ArtisticLicenseMedicine ?
27th Oct '14 11:27:30 PM StormC
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* If Pussy really was the rat, then why did Jimmy get out of jail so suddenly? Just a bad coincidence?
9th Mar '14 2:18:14 PM GigglesMcYummy
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* How did AJ get past the guards when he "visited" Junior with a knife on him? Do those places really not check/pat down visitors in case of exactly what AJ attempted to do?
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