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Classic Sopranos episode

Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:15 pm

The one where Christopher and Pauly are stranded in the woods is an absolute classic. I believe it's from season 3, though I could be wrong. Not only does it have it's tremendous serious moments, it's frickin hilarious!

Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:22 pm

That and it shows how weak they really are.... Eating ketchup. lol

Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:03 am

Yes, most all of episodes of "The Sopranos" are classics, or will be.

They certainly will age like mini-movies, given the production
values HBO and the creators insist upon.

But I have to say they really are taking forever in finishing each season.

They sure know how to milk it. :roll:

What other show gets away with saying, "that's a wrap,
and we'll see you in a year and a half," which feels like
two years to the viewer?

I wonder if this turns anybody else off?

Besides, I thought the last season showed signs that it had
"jumped the shark, as they say.

They're filming the new season now, plus extra future
episodes, probably for a DVD.

Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:20 pm

I have enjoyed all the seasons..but season one is the only true classic. When taking in its entirety, I believe it stands with alot of other greats. Jumping the shark is something I have heard about, but alas I stopped after season 4. I would probably still like it.

Re: Classic Sopranos episode

Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:52 pm

Joe Car wrote:The one where Christopher and Pauly are stranded in the woods is an absolute classic. I believe it's from season 3, though I could be wrong. Not only does it have it's tremendous serious moments, it's frickin hilarious!


The episode your talking about is called PINE BARRENS and is featured on Disc 4 on the Complete 3rd Season...

That episode is still one of my favs, along with HOUSE ARREST! :lol:

Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:23 pm

Genesim, "jump the shark" is an expression of when a show begins to
go down-hill! (It's inspired by the 2-part episode of Happy Days
when the Fonz jumped over those sharks on a motorcycle..) :roll: :D

Here's the site:

http://www.jumptheshark.com/


And here's the page on The Sopranos! Glad I'm not alone on that!


http://www.jumptheshark.com/s/sopranos.htm


People have come up with a number of great opinions on when
the show peaked! And they're right!
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Re: Classic Sopranos episode

Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:25 pm

Joe Car wrote:The one where Christopher and Pauly are stranded in the woods is an absolute classic. I believe it's from season 3, though I could be wrong. Not only does it have it's tremendous serious moments, it's frickin hilarious!


God yes, that was the best episode ever!

Jules

Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:28 am

Greg I absolutely know what you are talking about. I was referring to the Sopranos "jumping the shark"! :lol:

P.S. I don't care what people say..that was a kick ass Happy Day's episode.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:02 am

Being still in the "single digits," I thought the same thing back in '78.
:lol:
I say the show jumped when they added a soundtrack and began
focusing on the Fonz and not Ron Howard. :lol:


I had forgotten how points of "The Sopranos" early on proved they were washed up! (And how right they are about the "Irish" son!:

THE SOPRANOS (1999- present)
Jumped The Shark when... Votes

Never Jumped 252
The fourth season 82
Tony's dream at The Plaza 75
Death (Big Pussy) 35
Death (Ralphie) 27
Day One 20
Waiting for the fourth season 20
Carmela and Furio 14
Fourth season finale (Carmela kicks Tony out of the house) 12
Death (Nancy Marchand) 12
Native Americans protest of the Columbus Day parade 12
Death (Adrianna) 10
Singing (Junior) 10
Tony's sister Janice shows up 9
Annabella Sciorra joins the cast 8
The third season 8
Janice "gives it" to Ralph 7
Death (Jackie Jr.) 6
The talking fish 6
Blatant Product Placement 6
The second season 6
They forget about Dr. Melfi 5
Death (Paulie kills the old lady) 5
Not That There's Anything Wrong With It (Vito) 5
Bears in the backyard 4
Jumped Back (Ralph gets whacked) 4
Melfi gets raped 4
Same Character, Different Actor (the hot FBI agent) 4
Ralphie 4
Death (Richie) 4
Christopher goes to rehab 4
Michael Imperioli writes 3
Meadow talks to Special Guest Shrink (Linda Lavin) 3
Everyone's gaining weight 2
It becomes a "family" show 2
David Chase agrees to The Sixth Season 2
Meadow goes to college 2
The racetrack 2
Special Guest Star (David Lee Roth) 2
Tony outruns the FBI at Johnny Sac's house 2
Dream sequence 1
Tony attacks the therapist 1
Tony's son looks Irish 1
It became New Jersey, 90210 1
The cell phone batteries never die 1
Death (the stripper) 1
Tony the sex symbol 1
"Don't disrespect the pizza parlor" 1
The lamp episode 1
Singing (Meadow) 1
No plot follow-up 1
The Sopranos Family Cookbook 1
Carmela worries about the finances 1
Death (Pie-Oh-My) 1
Death (Adrianna's dog) 1