The Sopranos: The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti   First Watch 
October 27, 2021 9:15 AM - Season 1, Episode 8 - Subscribe

The FBI begins closing in on the DiMeo family. Tony and Carmela are angry over all the attention Italians get from the authorities, while Chris fumes that he's not getting enough attention.
posted by overeducated_alligator (2 comments total)
- It's the 90s! It's a particular moment in America when you can show Italian Americans being worried that they are still too ethic for mainstream white culture. The landscape of white/ethnic status is ever-changing, and every snapshot in that timeline is fascinating and maddening to me.
- WHY IS CHRISTOPHER SUCH A NUMBSKULL!? I'm laughing and crying.
- Relatedly, why is Dr. Melfi's ex-husband such a dork? Oh well, at least they take it to family therapy.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 9:23 AM on October 27, 2021

Gangster movie reference: in Goodfellas, Michael Imperioli plays a waiter named "Spider" who gets shot in the foot by Joe Pesci's character; here he gets to return the favor to the donut shop clerk.

Also, the first appearance of Joseph R. Gannascoli in the series, as "Gino," the random dude in the donut shop. He'll be back in S2 playing a different role.
posted by Saxon Kane at 1:31 PM on October 30, 2021

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