History Series / TheSopranos

9th Sep '16 10:13:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* LetMeTellYouAStory: Tony tells Junior the story of how Octavian became Augustus and ruler of TheRomanEmpire. The aesop about greed and generosity is unclear and it's lost on Junior, so Tony switches to a more mundane story about two bulls mating with as many cows as possible.

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* LetMeTellYouAStory: Tony tells Junior the story of how Octavian became Augustus and ruler of TheRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. The aesop about greed and generosity is unclear and it's lost on Junior, so Tony switches to a more mundane story about two bulls mating with as many cows as possible.
4th Sep '16 3:47:32 PM AHI-3000
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* XMeetsY: Chris summarizes his movie as "''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' meets ''Film/TheGodfather''".
30th Jul '16 3:30:43 PM TMK87
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* ItaliansTalkWithHands:
** Some characters do this more than others, especially if they get excited or aggravated.
27th Jul '16 12:57:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* PragmaticVillainy: Displayed numerous times; the level-headed mobsters know when to avoid high-profile crimes, because being flashy is bad for business. One specific example has [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tony]] berating Richie for selling drugs in the garbage routes, but only because it will draw the attention of the Federal Government, not out of any moral qualms. An issue explored in [[Film/TheGodfather other]] [[Film/GoodFellas works]] of the genre alluded to in-universe and TruthInTelevision.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Displayed numerous times; the level-headed mobsters know when to avoid high-profile crimes, because being flashy is bad for business. One specific example has [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tony]] Tony berating Richie for selling drugs in the garbage routes, but only because it will draw the attention of the Federal Government, not out of any moral qualms. An issue explored in [[Film/TheGodfather other]] [[Film/GoodFellas works]] of the genre alluded to in-universe and TruthInTelevision.
9th Jul '16 10:50:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeadManHonking: When TheMafia [[AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed disposes of two would-be assassins]] to be absolutely certain that they won't tell tales, they crash their car so the dead driver slumps over and sounds the horn as the mobsters make their own getaway.
23rd May '16 4:50:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* NearDeathExperience: After Tony is shot in the season 5 finale by a senile Uncle Junior, he goes into a coma where he dreams about being in another city when his wallet and ticket back home get stolen. Before he wakes up he's standing in front of a house party where a person he had killed offers to take his bag and tells him to come inside, but he's distracted from moving on by voices in the wind calling for him (his family in the hospital).
23rd May '16 4:41:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* EroticDream: Tony Soprano has had more than a few erotic dreams throughout the series, including one with his psychiatrist Dr. Melfi in her office, and another one with his friend Artie Buco's wife as he's cheering them on. Interestingly, Dr. Melfi [[UnresolvedSexualTension also dreams about]] having sex with her patient at one point.
18th May '16 6:05:09 PM Lionic
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* Retirony: [[spoiler:Detective Barry Haydu]] is killed just a few hours after his retirement party, and [[spoiler:Angelo Garepe]] is killed because he wouldn't retire.

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* Retirony: {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:Detective Barry Haydu]] is killed just a few hours after his retirement party, and [[spoiler:Angelo Garepe]] is killed because he wouldn't retire.
18th May '16 6:01:03 PM Lionic
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* Retirony: [[spoiler:Detective Barry Haydu]] is killed just a few hours after his retirement party, and [[spoiler:Angelo Garepe]] is killed because he wouldn't retire.
18th May '16 11:43:39 AM kyeo
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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tony tries this with Uncle Junior when the latter is in the grips of Alzheimer's, but he's only able to get the slightest bit of recognition when he says a talismanic Mafia phrase: "This thing of ours."
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