History Series / TheSopranos

8th Aug '17 2:51:01 AM Piterpicher
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** Steven van Zandt takes Silvio on the road wholesale for the show ''{{Lilyhammer}}''.

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** Steven van Zandt takes Silvio on the road wholesale for the show ''{{Lilyhammer}}''.''Series/{{Lilyhammer}}''.



* NonActorVehicle: As mentioned above, Steve Van Zandt is primarily a musician. Silvio was his first acting role (it gets [[{{Expy}} somewhat resumed]] in ''{{Lilyhammer}}''). Van Zandt also served as music consultor for the show and picked songs for the soundtrack from time to time.

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* NonActorVehicle: As mentioned above, Steve Van Zandt is primarily a musician. Silvio was his first acting role (it gets [[{{Expy}} somewhat resumed]] in ''{{Lilyhammer}}'').''Series/{{Lilyhammer}}''). Van Zandt also served as music consultor for the show and picked songs for the soundtrack from time to time.
18th Jul '17 2:57:44 PM hordak27
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** Christopher watches ''Film/SawI'' leading up to his making ''Film/{{Cleaver}}'' - Tobin Bell plays both Jigsaw and the administrator of the Hudson Military Institute, Major Zwingli.
17th Jul '17 8:44:30 PM hordak27
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*** Same goes for ''Film/TheMatrix'' DVD that AJ buys for Carmella
11th Jul '17 7:27:32 PM karstovich2
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* BlandNameProduct: Zig-zagged, especially as regards certain items of New Jersey culture:
** In some cases, it's played straight. For example, in "Mr. Ruggiero's Neighborhood" ([=S03E01=]), some of the FBI agents disguise themselves as utility maintenance men from "New Jersey Gas and Electric"--which is clearly based on the real electric and gas utility in North Jersey,[[note]]And most of Central Jersey and much of South Jersey[[/note]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Service_Enterprise_Group Public Service Electric and Gas]] (PSEG).
** In other cases, it's averted. For instance, the newspaper practically everyone reads is ''The Star-Ledger'', an actual Newark-based paper that serves as North Jersey's newspaper of record.
30th Apr '17 10:52:17 AM Silverblade2
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->''"I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. [[HypocriticalHumor It's a stereotype]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards 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]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards stereotype, and it's offensive.]]"''"''
29th Mar '17 3:10:19 PM KneadToKnow
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* InsistentTerminology: Tony has an issue with a "retiring community" being called a "nursing home" and corrects the term every time. In later seasons when his mother is no longer in one, he does the opposite correction.

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* InsistentTerminology: Tony has an issue with a "retiring "retirement community" being called a "nursing home" and corrects the term every time. In later seasons when his mother is no longer in one, he does the opposite correction.
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.
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