The Sopranos: 10 memes that perfectly sum up the show | Pretty Reel

It’s been 15 years since The Sopranos ended, but the show remains a favorite for many. Even the fictional characters seem to enjoy it and one of them is Doctor Strange’s pal Wong. In an interesting twist, the MCU wizard is interrupted by a surprise visitor while watching the opening credits of the critically acclaimed HBO series in Episode 4 of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.

The pop culture reference is golden, but fans don’t have to wait for such moments to laugh or experience feelings of nostalgia. Thanks to hundreds of memes on the internet, some of the show’s best moments can be seen again and again.

Carmela and Furio’s dance

In this meme, the faces of Carmela and Furio are photographed over those of Mia Wallace, the wife of a crime boss, and Vincent Vega, an enforcer, from Pulp Fiction. The two couples not only have a crush on each other, but they also dance together at one point.

The Sopranos is full of relationship drama and most of it centers around infidelity. Like Mia Wallace, Carmela isn’t shy about flirting with her husband’s right-hand man in retaliation after being cheated on multiple times. The similarity between Carmela and Furio’s dance scene and Mia and Wallace’s at Jack Rabbit Slim’s 50s-themed restaurant also indicates the HBO show’s tendency to draw inspiration from some of the best gangster movies. Another great example is AJ Soprano seeking revenge for his father’s murder, similar to how Michael Corleone does in The Godfather.

Comedy Central Roast Christopher

Christopher is the recipient of some of the show’s darkest burns, and a meme creator thought his fellow mobsters should just go ahead and make a Comedy Central-style roast for him. A time and date are also suggested.

Christopher being the butt of insults has to do with him not only being the youngest member of the DiMeo crime family, but also the least experienced since becoming a ‘made man’ in season 3. If the characters were real, “The Roast of Christopher Moltisanti” would be interesting to watch. But if we go by the scene of intervention, there is a good chance that he does not take it so well.

high school sweetheart

Edited photos of Carmela and Tony show them as younger versions of themselves in high school. And according to Park Ridge High School’s analysis of the two teenagers, they are the most likely to marry.

Carmela and Tony may have their ups and downs, but they are undoubtedly one of the Sopranos’ best couples. They are portrayed as high school sweethearts on the show, which makes the meme accurate. Although Tony dropped out of school, failed to pursue a career in football and joined the crowd, Carmela remains by his side, proving that the pillars that hold their love together are strong, even if she bears too much. .

The best

There’s a consensus that The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows of all time and this meme reminds everyone of that fact. In an image of Muhammad Ali jubilant after knocking out Sonny Liston, The Sopranos is Ali, while the hapless Liston is every other show.

Whether the HBO series is superior to all other TV offerings is something that might be disputed by fans of Walter White or Michael Scott, but there’s no denying that it’s better than most productions. Just as Ali has a near-perfect record, the mob series has no episode with a rating below 8.0 on IMDb. On Rotten Tomatoes, no season is less than 80%, which is television greatness indeed.

The great separation

Carmela decides to leave after discovering Tony Soprano’s long list of mistresses. And the meme above sums it up via a storybook-like cover.

Marriage is a big part of the show, as is all the chaos that comes with it. The title is a perfect way to describe the situation since Tony is forced to find another home after the separation, which his children don’t take very well. There’s an angry baby AJ in the meme, which is correct since he’s the one who’s the most pissed off, so much so that he even insists on going to live with his dad.

Seinfeld and Constanza are impressed

Tony Soprano has a simple answer when Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza ask him what he did during the day: Not much, he just got himself a gun.

The meme is a reference to the show’s theme song, “Woke Up This Morning” by Vinnie Pauleone and The Ba Da Bing Orchestra. More importantly, the meme encapsulates what happens most often from episode to episode: someone grabs a gun and someone gets killed. After all, this is a story about the New Jersey mob and in the mob world, killing is as normal as yawning.

Waste management consultant

Tony claims to be a waste management consultant on the show, but his family lives in an expensive mansion in North Caldwell, New Jersey. And a meme underlines how absurd it is.

As well-written as The Sopranos is, the show has its flaws, and one of them involves no one wondering how Tony can afford the house. Even the federal authorities never press him about it. Plus, Tony drives one of the Sopranos’ most expensive cars. This all seems strange because most crime movies and TV shows stress the importance of being modest in order to avoid attracting the attention of the authorities and Tony Soprano does the exact opposite.

A “nose like an awning”

Throughout the series, Christopher expresses a desire to get into Hollywood. So what would it be like if he auditioned for Spider-Man?

The meme is inspired by one of Richie Aprille’s best but most insensitive quotes where he jokes that Christopher has a “nose like an awning”. But what the meme does best is poke fun at the disaster of Christopher’s Hollywood ambition. Nothing he does really works and even if he manages to make the movie, Cleaver, it puts him on a collision course with the Don because he’s made to believe it paints him in a bad light.

The Unpredictable Ralph

Another meme compares the Capo, Ralph, to the Batman villain, Two-Face. You never really know what Two-Face is going to do since he’s relying on a coin toss to make a decision. As for Ralph, he just shocks people by doing something outrageous all of a sudden.

Ralph constantly switches between being a charming person and a psychopath. One minute he’s making the funniest joke, the next he’s murdering someone. Unpredictability aside, the meme is also a reminder that there are two sides to it. On a good day Ralph is the highest paid Capo and most trusted member of the crew, but on a bad day he is a huge liability, pissing off his boss and creating unnecessary conflict with other crime families. by inappropriate remarks.

The end

The Sopranos have one of the most polarizing endings. To this day, most fans still don’t know what happened after the fade-to-black moments, hence the eagerness to discuss it with someone else.

Did Tony get beaten up? Who was the man wearing the Member’s Only jacket? The many questions have kept discussions of the ending alive, many years after the finale aired. And there’s nothing better than hearing someone who just finished the show give their own perspective.

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