History Series / TheSopranos

25th Mar '17 1:17:55 PM hohocrush
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Almost every single male character is married or in a relationship with insanely hot women, while usually also cheating on them with other even ''hotter'' women. Subverted with Johnny Sack: due to his high rank in the New York crew, it's assumed that like all the others, he has a hot wife with affairs on the side. In season 4, however, we see that his wife is a rather large woman who he loves deeply and does not cheat on.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Almost every single male character is married or in a relationship with insanely hot women, while usually also cheating on them with other even ''hotter'' women. Subverted with Johnny Sack: due to his high rank in the New York crew, it's assumed that like all the others, he has a hot wife with affairs on the side. In season 4, 3, however, we see that his wife is a rather large woman who he loves deeply and does not cheat on.
6th Mar '17 4:16:31 PM nombretomado
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--->'''FBI guy''': We've had every one of Tony Soprano's phones bugged for four years, but the guy says less than [[TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]].

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--->'''FBI guy''': We've had every one of Tony Soprano's phones bugged for four years, but the guy says less than [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]].
25th Feb '17 7:47:18 PM nombretomado
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Used occasionally in episode names, e.g. "Rat Pack" refers to FrankSinatra and co. but also to the multiple FBI moles.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Used occasionally in episode names, e.g. "Rat Pack" refers to FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra and co. but also to the multiple FBI moles.
25th Feb '17 3:54:40 PM RaiderDuck
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* BrainlessBeauty: Lorraine Calluzo's "life partner" (aka boyfriend) Jason Evanina. Made obvious when Jason tries to weigh in about Phil in a meeting and Lorraine tells him ''"Jason, be quiet. Men are talking"''.



** Many of the mobsters consider themselves to be observant Catholics, and the mobwives, who live on blood-money, are very devout and self-righteous.

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** Many of the mobsters consider themselves to be observant Catholics, and the mobwives, who live on blood-money, blood money, are very devout and self-righteous.self-righteous.
*** Carmella is finally told this explicitly in Season 3 in her one meeting with psychiatrist Dr. Krakauer, who tells her he's refusing her payment because he won't take blood money, and the only way for her to ever feel good about herself is to leave Tony and never again accept anything from him.



** For that matter, David Scatino himself. If you're in debt by $8,000 to Richie Aprile and can't even make the interest payments on that, going another $50,000 or so in debt to Tony himself is unlikely to improve your situation.



* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Meadow is an undergraduate student at Columbia. Carmela implicitly uses [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections the nefarious power of her surname]] to grant her admission.

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* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Meadow is an undergraduate student at Columbia. Carmela implicitly uses [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections the nefarious power of her their surname]] to grant her admission.



** Tony worries Uncle Jun might be going senile when Jun mentions meeting a long-dead friend earlier that day, and Jun has to angrily clarify that he meant Jr., not Sr.

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** Tony worries Uncle Jun Junior might be going senile when Jun Junior mentions meeting a long-dead friend earlier that day, and Jun Junior has to angrily clarify that he meant Jr., not Sr.



** Tony does this to Ralph, big earner but erratic; he gives a captaincy to Gigi, more docile.

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** Tony does this to Ralph, who was a veteran of his crew and a big earner but obnoxious and erratic; he gives a captaincy to Gigi, who was from another crew, but also more docile.docile and easier to control.
*** Junior lightly reproves Tony for this move, but then admits Tony didn't really have any good options for the captaincy at that point.



** The mobsters all have "legitimate" jobs, which they never show up for, and don't actually work when they do. Getting such "no-show" jobs is an important point during negotiations.

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** The mobsters all have "legitimate" jobs, which they never show up for, and don't actually work when they do. Getting such "no-show" jobs is an important point during negotiations.negotiations; the mobsters have to have a legitimate job for tax and medical insurance purposes.
17th Feb '17 9:40:07 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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->''"I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. It's a stereotype, and it's offensive."''

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->''"I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. [[HypocriticalHumor It's a stereotype, stereotype]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards and it's offensive."'']]"''
10th Jan '17 8:39:44 PM Narsil
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* ArcWords: "Oh, poor you," Livia's sarcastic rejoinder to Tony's complaints. When his mistress also says it, Tony realizes he'd sought her out because she is like his mother. In season 6, Tony in turn says it to ''his'' son.
6th Jan '17 3:22:52 PM Narsil
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** [[spoiler:Adriana]] zones out while Sil drives her across the state to a hospital to see her fiancé—and has an OhCrap when the car stops in the middle of the woods, and she realizes what the drive was really for.
27th Dec '16 12:12:02 PM Narsil
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* TheConsigliere: Silvio Dante, and he calls himself that sometimes.

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* TheConsigliere: Silvio Dante, and he calls himself Dante has that sometimes.official role in Tony Soprano's crew/family. On several occasions, we see other mobsters complaining about Tony's decisions behind his back, and Silvio is the one to raise the issue with Tony face-to-face.
27th Dec '16 12:08:16 PM Narsil
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* GoIntoTheLight: When [[spoiler:Tony Soprano]] is comatose after a shooting, he dreams that he's going to a family reunion. He's greeted in front by his dead cousin, who urges him to hand over his briefcase (despite his protest that "my whole life's in here") and go into the party in the white building they're standing in front of. As he approaches the door, the inside of the house becomes a white blur--but he hears his family calling him to come back, refuses to hand over the briefcase, and wakes up on the hospital bed.
23rd Dec '16 7:53:30 PM stuffedninja
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-->--'''Tony Soprano.'''

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-->--'''Tony Soprano.'''
Soprano'''
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