richjcrouch wrote:I think it was mentioned in the episode where Ralphie is having dinner at Tony's, and winds up with Janice in the bathroom.
I seem to remember Ralphie telling a story about his Harley, and AJ commenting that a friend has bought some form of bike.
CArmella responds with something along the lines of 'if you get on that bike I will cut your legs off before the bike can' or something to that effect.
Can't remember the scene verbatim, I'm afraid.
Obviously there is also the Vito biker boy stuff.
I'm not entirely convinced that these incidents have as much of a bearing on the ending, or indeed the series, as the references made during the final 9 episodes.
I don't want to keep harping on about it, but it is too coincidental to have so many references to what is effectively one incident, namely a motorcycle crash.
Hmm, just thought, I don't know if you guys in the states have the same sort of terminology, but over here if something is gruesome, but you want to see it, it's referenced metaphoricalyl as a 'car crash' (car crash TV being the most used phrase).
I wonder if Chase was commenting on the way the audience is both repulsed, and yet seemingly turned on, by the lifestyles led by these Mafia guys?
I wish I could ask Chase, as I'm so sure there must be a reason behind it!
It's far too coincidental that we saw a guy fall off his bike and get run over, for no real reason.
The scene was highly unneccessary to the obvious plot. A bit like two girls in a car using each others names when they are speaking.
The oddness of it jumps out at you.
This is really getting me worked up! Damn you Chase!
Oh ya thats it, thanks for reminding me.
I do agree that there seems to be a lot of references to motorcycles, and possibly they are too coincidental. But I personally don't see much to it. I do agree that the motorcyclist falling off his bike in "The Blue Comet" was rather odd and random. But I think that was the point. I watched the episode with a friend of mine, his reaction to the whole scene and the subsequent man falling off his bike was "What the Fuck!!". I think it was added to the scene to heigthen the drama, tension, pace and the crazyness of the whole scene. I thought the man falling off his bike and the strippers reactions was hilarious.
I think it highlights the absurdity of the lives these men lead and how oblivious these men really are to it. Silvio kept his gun in the back seat for crying out load. I see the viewers as the excited but also repulsed strippers, and the biker as another test to us from Chase. I imagine him saying; "You want more violence? Huh? More? More violence and pain and hurt? Wanna be excited? Well here ya go!!!" To me, I don't think Chase is comfortable with the violence of the show and the viewership it generated. After all, he really only wanted to write about his mother.