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An American crime drama series centered around mobster Tony Soprano, which aired on HBO from 1999 to 2007.

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In the Sopranos, what does “…once they got Gary Cooper in touch with his feelings…” refer to?

In the Sopranos episode Strong, Silent Type (Wikipedia, IMDB) the character Tony Soprano says: Let me tell you something. Nowadays everybody’s got to go to shrinks, and counselors, and go on Sally ...
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Who is “the Butcher out of A.C.?”

In The Sopranos S6E3, when Christopher calls the Wiseguy in their film idea "The Butcher", Silvio goes "need I remind you of a certain Butcher out of A.C.?" Who is Silvio referring to here?
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What does Junior mean when he says “That was the brother.”?

In this conversation from The Sopranos S03E07, what does Junior's answer mean? Tony: And let me ask you something about this JFK worship of yours, what about Hoffa and the teamsters? ...
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What is the significance of the cat in the final episode of The Sopranos?

In S06 Ep21 of The Sopranos titled Made in America, there is a cat that the Soprano crew brought over to the office that was apparently a stray. The cat is shown staring at Christopher's picture on ...
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What was the significance of The Fugitive?

In S04 Ep08 of The Sopranos, titled "Mergers and Acquisitions", Tony Soprano gets a new wide screen television. The television technician is showing Tony how to use it and the 1993 movie, The ...
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How did Tony recover the $50,000 that he lent to Artie Bucco?

In S04 EP06 of The Sopranos titled "Everybody Hurts", Artie Bucco seemingly gets swindled out of $50,000 by Jean-Philippe. Artie received the $50,000 from Tony on a loan. When Artie cannot recover ...
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In what way did Carmela threaten Joan?

In Season 2, Episode 8 titled Full Leather Jacket of The Sopranos, Carmela is wanting Meadow to go to Georgetown University so that she will stay close to home. Carmela realizes that her neighbor's ...
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Why is Christopher hiding at the end of the fifth season?

In the end of the 5th season of The Sopranos, after Tony B kills Billy Leotardo, New York mobsters are upset and Christopher has to hide. But Christopher is made since S03E03 Fortunate Son (he is ...
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How does Christopher Moltisanti respond to the “bridge and tunnel boy” insult?

During the scene where Chris meets the movie chick, he says something to some unruly brokers that club. Initially, the broker gets snotty with Chris, calling him a "bridge and tunnel boy", but Chris ...
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What is Tony Soprano's rank at the begining of the show?

At the begining of The Sopranos, I don't understand exactly what is Tony Soprano's title in the crime organisation. While DiMeo is in prison, Jackie Aprile is the acting Boss but he is treated for ...
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What does the gesture Tony does to Agent Grasso mean?

In the Soprano's Season One episode 8, Tony says something to Agent Grasso in Italian and makes a gesture with his hands. He does it here in Season One episode 8 to which Grasso responds, Your Ass!...
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What happened Gennaro Malanga (Little Pussy)?

In Season One Gennaro Malanga was to be cliped/Wacked/Killed by Junior Soprano. It obviously is a point of a power struggle between Tony and Jonior as Tony specifically tells Junior that Artie Bucco'...
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Why are bialys so popular with Tony and crew in The Sopranos?

Is it a New Jersey thing? At first I thought bialys might be Italian, but apparently they are Polish and Yiddish in origin.
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Why didn't Vito kill those two guys?

In this scene from The Sopranos Vito bumps into the two guys from New York, I had always wondered why he just did not follow them and kill them so no-one would know ...
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How did Bobby Bacala climb up so high in the Family ranks without popping his cherry?

In the episode Soprano Home Movies (S06E13), we learn that Bobby Baccaliery has never "popped his cherry", that means However, Bobby has been promoted capo in the episode For All Debts Public and ...
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How does Tony know about Pussy?

Tony has suspected Pussy was an informant for a long time in The Sopranos, but how did he know before finding the wire at his place? He was already looking at him weirdly in that episode, thinking he ...
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What does the ending scene of The Sopranos mean? [duplicate]

In The Sopranos final scene, Tony Soprano was sitting with his family at a restaurant waiting for his daughter to come. And once she did a black screen had appeared and finished the show. So what does ...
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What is the place where Christopher is initiated?

In The Sopranos episode S03E03, "Fortunate Son" there is a scene where Christopher Moltisanti is initiated into the family. What is that place? As far as I know, it's the only time along the series we ...
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Does Tony Soprano need permission from the other families to have people made?

Does Tony Soprano need permission to have people made even though he is the boss of the family? In season 1, while Jackie Aprile is in the hospital when he is still a capo he says to Christopher the ...
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Did Larry Barese turn rat?

In the episode remember when Pauline says he hears its Larry Barese been talking, while they're watching the FBI digging up the body form the basement from a house, and near the end of the episode you ...
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Who burned down the horse stables?

In The Sopranos episode "Whoever Did This" (S4E9), Tony accused Ralph of burning down the horse stables for the insurance money. Ralph denies doing it. So, who really burned down the horse stables?
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Why does the priest have a full bottle of wine in The Sopranos S01E05?

I was re-watching The Sopranos. In Season 1 Episode 5, With Carmela, the priest says that he has a communion kit because he went to see a (presumably dying) patient in the hospital (to give communion)....
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What are Melfi's sugar substitutes?

In Episode 2x05 Big Girls Don't Cry of The Sopranos, Dr. Melfi has the following dialogue with her therapist and former teacher, Dr. Kupferberg: Kupferberg: You mentioned you've put on a little ...
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In the Sopranos, what is the meaning of Chris Moltisanti staring at an anonymous young family in the street?

In the Sopranos episode S05E12 titled "Long Term Parking" (at about 42 minutes), Christopher Moltisanti is apparently thinking about betraying his comrades and entering the Witness Protection Program, ...
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after being with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the camera ...
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The Sopranos - Final Episode: Where is the proof that “Man In Members Only Jacket” is in fact credited by that name?

I can't find any video of the final episode of The Sopranos in which the character played by Paolo Colandrea is credited as "Man In Members Only Jacket" in the closing credits after the blackout, as ...
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Who put the Ojibwe phrase on the board at Tony's hospital room?

During the first chapters of The Sopranos season 6, there is a mysterious Ojibwe saying on the board at Tony's room which says: Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great ...
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Was Tony the Boss of the family in the Sopranos pilot?

I just watched the pilot of the Sopranos. In the pilot there is no mention of Jackie Aprile who is the boss of the family. There is also a scene where Junior Soprano snaps at Tony "You may run North ...
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What is the significance of the painting of Tony Soprano in the generals uniform with the horse?

In the Sopranos there was a painting of Tony Soprano with his horse Pie-O-My. After Pie-O-My dies Tony ordered for the painting to be destroyed. Instead of destroying it Paulie Gaultieri keeps it on ...
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Explain Bonpensiero's appearance in this scene?

So I was watching The Sopranos S03E02. As you all know, "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero was killed somewhere in the end of season 2, but in season 3, I saw a really strange thing... After Tony's mom's ...
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Did David Chase ever comment about the fate of Tony?

The final scene of the Sopranos has been the subject of much debate since it aired. I read a great post several months ago located at The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of "The END". I tend to ...
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Was there any reference to the Russian who escaped in the woods in the Sopranos?

In Season 3 of the Sopranos. Paulie and Chris let a Russian associate escape in the woods in the episode "Pine Barrens". Was there ever any reference to the character or what happened to him in any ...