Posted On: Monday - December 26th 2022 7:25PM MST
In Topics:   TV, aka Gov't Media  Humor  Political Correctness
Peak Stupidity has railed on TV so much that we hesitate to bring up anything good about it. The Sopranos was a series on HBO that I really enjoyed. This was after my TV-ownership years. About 20 years back, there was a time at one job where I did not get put to work very often for a while. It was long enough for me to watch most of the seasons of The Sopranos on the VCR. (Yes, the VCR, but not Betamax anyway...)
If you've not watched the show, you may not appreciate this scene as much as someone who has. To fill you in just a bit though, there's this Mafia group run by Tony Soprano, who was played by James Goldolfini. I wouldn't call the Mafia guys a "family", but they are all Italian, of course (like the starring actor and much of the cast).
Tony Soprano has his own family, and this makes the show more realistic to me than some of the mob movies. In this episode, he's taking his daughter on a road trip to New England for a tour of a few colleges she may attend.
Tony Soprano's faking being offended by a stereotype of Italians is just hilarious, if you know the character in the show well.
"Did the Cruzamano kids ever find fifty thousand dollars in Krugerrands and a .45 automatic [sic] while they were hunting for Easter eggs?" Heh! The funny part is right after that. The funniest part is that Tony Soprano IS a stereotype and loves it.
PS: It seems very coincidental that the idea of Tony Soprano visiting the lady psychiatrist, featured more in the of earlier episodes, is the same as that of the movie Analyze This, starring Robert DeNiro. The show and movie were both started/made around the same time, 1998-'99.