Re: Bells, Duality, Metaphysics, schrodingers Cat Oh my!

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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"]Didn't think there was more?? Thought it was over??Fuggadaboutit! Theres plenty more to come! Stay tuned! Im just gathering up the notes and pictures in my lab for the next installment. Next treatment up; The Twilight Zone, The Beatles(?), Lincoln\JFK, Rhiannon the Judas and the last supper, oranges, eggs, Gene pools with Ducks in them, and Quasimodo the Prophet of 9\11!!! In other words Ill be showing you more reasons why this is the greatest TV show of all times and there are so many ways to watch it that it truly "goes on and on" even more than I can show you! Salut![/font][/SIZE]

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[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

Re: Bells, Duality, Metaphysics, schrodingers Cat Oh my!

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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"]Where "The Sopranos" meets "The Twilight Zone"…..[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="4"][SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]“I have this, not really a serious, theory, which is that that show (The Twilight Zone) primed my generation of Americans for psychedelic drugs. We were opened up, ready for it, because of that show. Levels of reality, other worlds, the unreliability of the senses, dream states, paranoia, hallucinations — it’s kind of like we almost developed a taste for it.”-David Chase[/font][/SIZE][/SIZE]


[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.—Rod Serling[/font][/SIZE]


[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Of course anyone making modern day surrealist TV or film owes a huge debt of gratitude to the show “The Twilight Zone”,for practically laying the blueprint, or better yet “TV surrealism for dummies.” Rod Serling served as our weekly guide through trips through the subconscious and psychological realms of the deep. Of course we can already see the parallels if not straight up homages to “The Twilight Zone” especially in the visual styling and storytelling on “The Sopranos”. David Chase makes no secret about his love for the show, even naming the band in his first feature film “Not Fade Away” none other than “The Twylight Zones”. But way before that even we see in the episode “From Where to Eternity” on “The Sopranos” an example of Chases infusion of Rod Serling. When Chrissy has a near death experience after being shot, he describes his experience to Paulie and Tony.;[/font][/SIZE]

[SIZE="4"][font="Times New Roman"]"I'm going to hell, T.”-Chris
"You're not going anywhere but home.”-Tony
"I crossed over to the other side.”-Chris
"You what?”-Tony
"I saw the tunnel and the white light and i saw my father in hell.”-Chris
"Get the fuck out of here.”-Paulie
"And the bouncer said that i'd be there too when my time comes.”-Chris
"What bouncer?”-Paulie
"'The emerald piper', that's our hell. It's an irish bar where it's st. Patrick's day everyday forever.Mikey palmice and brendan filone were there too.
They were friends.”-Chrise
"Those two guys hated each other.”-Paulie
"You gotta relax, you just need some rest.”-Tony
"They're friends now. They were playing dice with two roman soldiers and a bunch of the irish guys.”-Chirs
"Doesn't make sense.”-Paulie
"The irish, they were winning every roll. And then mikey gave me a message for both of you.”-Chris
"A message?”-Paulie
“Yeah. Yeah, he said 'tell Tony and Paulie……..', This fucking morphine drip , i don't think it's working. I don't feel a fucking thing.”-Chris
"You gotta be careful with that.”-Tony
"That was all he said?”-Paulie
“Who?”-Chrissy
“Mikey?”-Paulie
“He said '3:00’”-Chris
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]There is a fairly well loved episode of “The Twilight Zone” famously named “4 o’clock” so we can clearly see a nod to that in this whole “3 o’clock” business that we see continue to haunt Paulie all the way until the shows finale. But even more we see a nod to “The Twilight Zone” purgatory that later gets confirmed by a conversation between Carlo and Tony in “Chasing It.";
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Tony Soprano: [about Hesh] Did you see that pissy attitude? Come all the way out here to pick him up. Not to mention, give him his fuckin' vig in person. I mean, you believe this fuckin' guy?
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri: You should tell him to go fuck himself and his 200K. And what's he gonna do about it?
Tony Soprano: And not pay my debts? Head of the family? How's that gonna look?
Carlo Gervasi: Who's gonna know? It's like Eddie Valentine.
Tony Soprano: The guy from Philly? With the polio leg and the built up shoe?
Carlo Gervasi: Nah, from the fuckin' "Twilight Zone". You musta seen that one. He's a small time hood, he gets shot… [/font][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The episode Carlo is referring to is called "A Nice Place to Visit” and it very much resembles where Chris describes being. But even more important it very much parallels Tonys adventures in Season 6 post Near Death Experience particularly. Lets take a look at Wikipedias synopsis of "A Nice Place to Visit”:
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[SIZE="4"][font="Times New Roman"]"A Nice Place to Visit" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone first aired on CBS on April 15, 1960. The title comes from the saying, "A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there."

In 1965, a slightly modified version of this story was broadcast on the radio program Theater Five.[1] The episode (number 154), "The Land of Milk and Honey", retained all of the important aspects of this episode, including the innuendos and the surprise ending. On November 14, 1935 the radio program The Fleischmann's Yeast Hourhosted by Rudy Vallee broadcast a play titled: The Other Place starring Colin Clive which dealt with a similar theme.[2][3]

Opening narration

“ Portrait of a man at work, the only work he's ever done, the only work he knows. His name is Henry Francis Valentine, but he calls himself "Rocky", because that's the way his life has been - rocky and perilous and uphill at a dead run all the way. He's tired now, tired of running or wanting, of waiting for the breaks that come to others but never to him, never to ROCKY VALENTINE. A scared, angry little man. He thinks it's all over now but he's wrong. For Rocky Valentine, it's just the beginning. ”
Plot

Henry "Rocky" Valentine is a criminal who is robbing a pawnshop after taking out a night watchman. Before he can get away, he is shot by an offscreen police officer while trying to climb a fence. He wakes up to find himself seemingly unharmed by the encounter and in the company of a pleasant individual named "Pip" who tells Rocky that he is his guide and has been instructed to grant him whatever he desires. Rocky is suspicious, having never received anything for free in his life. He believes Pip is trying to con him and asks him if he is a cop. Pip proceeds to quote personal information about Rocky's tastes and hobbies from a notebook. Irritated, Rocky demands that Pip give him his wallet. Pip says he has no wallet but obligingly gives him a large amount of money and is willing to give him as much as he desires. Rocky believes Pip wants him to commit a crime on his behalf and that the money is an incentive.

Rocky holds Pip at gunpoint, following him to a luxurious apartment that Pip insists is Rocky's. Demanding to know what he must do to acquire all this luxury, Rocky remains skeptical when he is told that it's all free. Despite his suspicions, he begins to relax, changing his clothes and taking a shower, after which he is presented with a meal served on a silver platter. He abruptly becomes suspicious again and demands that Pip taste the food, believing it to be poisoned. When Pip claims he can't remember how to eat, Rocky shoots him in the head but finds that the bullets just bounce off, leaving Pip unharmed. Rocky now realizes that he is dead and immediately assumes that he is in Heaven and that Pip is his guardian angel.

Later, we see Rocky in a casino, surrounded by beautiful girls and winning every game he plays. Outside he sees a tall policeman and is able to make him smaller and thus pick on him. After returning to his apartment with Pip and the "dolls" (as Rocky refers to them), Rocky asks to see some of his former friends who have died. Pip says that won't be possible, as this "paradise" is his own private world, and none of the people are real except for Rocky and Pip.

Rocky becomes curious as to why he was allowed into Heaven. "I must have done something good that made up for all the other stuff. But what? What did I ever do that was good?" With Pip, he visits the Hall of Records (seen to have been established in the year I), but it merely contains a list of his sins. Rocky is puzzled but he decides that if God is okay with him being there, he won't bother worrying.

After a month, Rocky becomes thoroughly bored by always having his whims satisfied and predictably winning at anything he attempts. He calls up Pip and asks if he can put a challenge where he would actually get caught in a robbery. Pip is able to do that, but Rocky backs off claiming there would be no fun if he knew the outcome. He then tells Pip, "If I gotta stay here another day, I'm gonna go nuts! I don't belong in Heaven, see? I want to go to the other place." Pip retorts, "Heaven? Whatever gave you the idea that you were in heaven, Mr. Valentine? This is the other place!!" Shocked and horrified, Rocky unsuccessfully tries to open his apartment door in order to escape his endless "paradise," as Pip begins to laugh malevolently at Rocky's predicament.

Closing narration

“A scared, angry little man who never got a break. Now he has everything he's ever wanted - and he's going to have to live with it for eternity - in The Twilight Zone. ”
Production

Mickey Rooney was the first choice to play Valentine. In a memo to Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont suggested, should Rooney not be available, that Serling himself consider playing the part. Serling declined and Rooney ended up being unavailable. (He guest starred in a later episode.)[4]

Guest star Cabot had to bleach his hair white for the role; it took three months for the actor's hair to return to its original dark color.[4]

One version of this episode has Valentine throwing an apple at a table which changes into a pool table - although another version has this scene cut out.[citation needed]

"A Nice Place to Visit" was also singled out for its brazen sexual innuendo. Program Practices requested that Valentine not refer to a girl as "a broad ... really stacked," even though the crudity was essential to establishing the unsavory qualities of the character. Nor could the protagonist refer to a party as "a ball", since that word had more than one meaning. In another "Nice Place" sequence, a voluptuous young lady tends to Blyden's every need, then says "is there anything else I can do for you?" CBS's comment: "Please be certain that the girl's third speech be delivered in a sweet manner, as described.”
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]So clearly a nod being made to this episode which we can assume must be among one of Chases favorites, but not his most favorite. His most favorite episode he saved for very last. In the finale “Made in America” we find Tony hitting the mattresses at the safe house. In the background on the TV we see an episode of “The Twilight Zone” playing. The episode is “The Bard”. A short dialogue from a scene is emphasized for the viewer to hear, it goes like this;[/font][/SIZE]

[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Boss: Julius, what do I have to do? What do I have to say to get you out of here?
Julius: Give me a chance. Give me first dibs at this, this television series thing, or whatever it is. Let me do the pilot, please.
Boss: Julius, my boy, sit down. Julius, I’m not a hard man. I’m not a mean man. But the television industry today is looking for talent. They’re looking for quality. They’re preoccupied with talent and quality. And a writer is a major commodity.[/font][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]We know this quote is selected for its commentary on the actual writers of the show “The Sopranos” and how they are the major commodity. Recently “The Sopranos” was voted the most Well written TV show of all time, topping the list above “The Twilight Zone” “X-Files” and “Mad Men” respectably. But also this is a commentary to the advertising people that Chase and Co have to cater to, just like its initial meaning in “The Twilight Zone” and is a sort of inside joke. I found an interesting take on this “Twilight Zone” message in the last episode in another blog I was reading while researching. Heres and excerpt;[/font][/SIZE]

[SIZE="4"][font="Times New Roman"]This excerpt from the Twilight Zone is serving three purposes.

It emphasizes the importance of the writing in the final episode. “The writer is a major commodity.” Much thought and effort has gone into the writing. Happenings are not arbitrary or without reason.
It provides a mechanism for playing the Twilight-Zone theme music during the cat’s introduction. The cat is a meaningful plot development device. The Twilight-Zone theme sets the proper super-natural, other-worldly tone that we should associate with the cat.
It provides a reference to a television show “pilot” which is relevant here since Chase had said that some of the content of the final episode would relate back to the Sopranos pilot.
Tony: Baciagalup.

[Tony gives food to the stray cat]

Crew Member 1: Who’s he belong to?

Crew Member 2: He just showed up during the big storm.

The cat is a harbinger of death – Tony’s death in particular. This idea is developed more completely as the episode progresses. The “big storm” is likely a metaphor for the family war in which Tony is currently involved.

Tony: Already caught a mouse down the cellar.

Again, a seemingly inconsequential line is actually key to understanding the interconnections of the storyline. Rhiannon, a character that was introduced in Episode 73 (Johnny Cakes) and more prominently featured in the final two episodes, is named after a goddess from Welsh mythology. One part of the story of Rhiannon involves two characters from the myth capturing a mouse, which turns out to be a third character from the myth in mouse form.

While it is not Rhiannon who captures the mouse, the reference is nonetheless a recognizable component of the story of Rhiannon. This is a meaningful plot device that connects the harbinger of Tony’s death to Rhiannon.

Whether the name Rhiannon was chosen with the specific intention of making this connection or whether the connection was “retrofitted” after the fact is difficult to say. Given the lateness of the character’s introduction and the apparent ease with which the connection is constructed, I personally lean toward the former.

Patsy Parisi: A lot of my customers are giving their action to New York.

It is no coincidence that just as we are introduced to the harbinger of Tony’s death, Patsy shows up mentioning the New York family. Patsy will eventually betray Tony by cooperating with the New York family, using information obtained from Rhiannon. This scene is a microcosm of that betrayal.-Mike Coles Blog[/font][/SIZE]


[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]All very interesting theories that tie in neatly to things I have already mentioned in this over analysis. So the Bard is obviously an episode David Chase and Co are very fond of. Lets see the synopsis on wikipedia;
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[SIZE="4"][font="Times New Roman"]"The Bard" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It was the final episode of The Twilight Zone to be ONE HOUR LONG.(my emphasis added)

MR. Serling's Opening Narration


You've just witnessed opportunity, if not knocking, at least scratching plaintively on a closed door. Mr. Julius Moomer, a would-be writer who, if talent came twenty-five cents a pound, would be worth less than car fare. But, in a moment, Mr. Moomer, through the offices of some black magic, is about to embark on a brand-new career. And although he may never get a writing credit on the Twilight Zone, he's to become an integral character in it. ”
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A bumbling screenwriter, Julius K. Moomer, is in desperate need of brilliant scripts. His agent suggests that he does some research, and he finds a book with a black magic spell that he uses to bring William Shakespeare to life. Shakespeare produces a riveting screenplay for the writer, but is so horrified at the revisions by the sponsor that he assaults the leading man and storms out for good. Moomer's next assignment, a TV special on American history, seems doomed to failure until he remembers his book on black magic—and uses it to conjure up a new writing staff, including Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, George Washington, Pocahontas, Daniel Boone, Benjamin Franklin, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Mr. Serling's Closing Narration

“ Mr. Julius Moomer, a streetcar conductor with delusions of authorship. And if the tale just told seems a little tall, remember a thing called poetic license, and another thing called the Twilight Zone. ”
Production history[edit]

The episode was likely written by Rod Serling as a reaction to the advertising executives he dealt with regularly while producing for television. In the book The Twilight Zone Companion Serling is quoted as saying that things were so bad with the overcautious executives that "one could not ford a river if Chevy was the sponsor."

The episode was also featured in the final episode of The Sopranos, in 2007, "Made in America". Tony Soprano, the main protagonist of the series, is seen watching this episode while in hiding from his enemies in a safe house.[/font][/SIZE]


[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Strange coincidence or not is it that both the episode “The Bard” above and the episode “Made in America” on The Sopranos are the final episodes to be an hour long. Another nod perhaps? Lets explore one more before moving on;
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[SIZE="4"][font="Times New Roman"] David Chase, actor / director on The Sopranos, cites Twilight Zone's "Perchance to Dream" as an inspiration in how to direct something quickly and cheaply yet with amazing power.[/font][/SIZE]


[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Ever heard of this episode? Its a classic. And no doubt the inspiration to generations of filmmakers. If you have never watched it or if its been a long time since the last time, do yourself a favor and watch it. For now heres the wikipedia synopsis. Pay attention for the parallels with “The Sopranos”:[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="4"][font="Times New Roman"]"Perchance to Dream" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. The title of the episode and the Charles Beaumont short story that inspired it, is taken from Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" speech.[1]

Plot summary[edit]
Edward Hall (Conte), a man with a severe heart condition, believes that if he falls asleep, he'll die. On the other hand, keeping himself awake will put too much of a strain on his heart. He believes this due to his constantly overactive imagination. He believes that his imagination is severely out of control, to the point where he'd be able to see and feel something that was not there. Due to this, his heart condition is especially dangerous. He seeks out the aid of psychiatrist Rathmann and explains that he has been dreaming in chapters, as if in a movie serial. In his dreams, Maya, a carnival dancer, lures him first into a funhouse and later onto a roller coaster in an attempt to scare him to death. Realizing that Rathmann cannot help him, Hall starts to go, but stops when he realizes that Rathmann's receptionist looks exactly like Maya. Terrified, he runs back into Rathmann's office and jumps out of the window.

In reality, the doctor calls his receptionist, who does in fact look exactly like Maya, into his office, where Hall lies on the couch, his eyes closed. Rathmann tells the receptionist that Hall came in, laid down, immediately fell asleep, and then a few moments later let out a scream and died. "Well, I guess there are worse ways to go," the doctor says philosophically. "At least he died peacefully..." Rod Serling's narration then reveals that in a split-second, a person can dream up a thirty-minute dream.

Trivia[edit]
Maya means Illusion in Sanskrit.
The concept that a person can dream a thirty-minute dream in a split-second, was used numerous times in different media.[citation needed] The film Inceptionused the same concept. Although time estimated in a dream is akin to waking time estimations. [2]
Radio drama[edit]
The episode was adapted for radio in 2002 featuring Fred Willard as Edward Hall. It was then released as part of The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas - Volume 9collection.

Episode notes[edit]
This was the first episode aired that was written by Charles Beaumont (and also the first that was not written by Rod Serling).

"Throughout the TV filming, Florey strove for quality. It might have been the most expensive MGM feature. He rooted out the meanings of certain lines, frequently surprising me with symbols and shadings I'd neither planned nor suspected. The set was truly impressionistic, recalling the days of Caligari and Liliom. The costumes were generally perfect. And in the starring role, Richard Conte gave a performance which displays both intensity and subtlety." — Charles Beaumont writing in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1959.

This is one of several episodes from season one to have its opening title sequence plastered over with the opening for season two. This was done during the Summer of 1961 in order to give the re-running episodes of season one the new look that the show would take in the upcoming second season.

Screenwriter-director Wes Craven (who filmed several Twilight Zone episodes in the mid-1980s) has been asked whether or not "Perchance to Dream" inspired his creation of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Craven denies that it did, although both productions play heavily upon fear of DEATH IN ONE'S SLEEP.(my emphasis)[/font][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="6"]So clearly we know that due to Chases own personal affinity to “The Twilight Zone” his clever nods and homages to Rod Serlings masterpiece. Im sure I missed more, but thats half the fun, leaving room for you the reader to explore and look for more. Now while you’re watching and looking, you'll be looking for one more thing, The Twilight Zone…….
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Re: Bells, Duality, Metaphysics, schrodingers Cat Oh my!

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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"]The Beatles VS The Sopranos[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The following is a look at as many Beatles connections or references I could find on “this thing of ours”. Believe it or not, theres quite a few! Before we count down the list, check out this tidbit of information that connects Chase directly to The Beatles themselves while working on his first and so far only feature film, “Not Fade Away’;[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]David Chase smiles when he notes that "we didn't pay retail" for the 60s rock classics -- including songs by the Beatles and Rolling Stones -- that appear in his first feature film, "Not Fade Away."

And the screenwriter, director and "The Sopranos" creator is quick to give all credit for that to Steven Van Zandt, the E Street Band guitarist and "Sopranos" cast member who was both executive producer and music coordinator for the film.

"That wasn't really me. That was Stevie," Chase tells Billboard. "He would tell you he has a few friends who are Beatles, and he has connections with the Rolling Stones Publisher at that time (ABKCO). He has these contacts and he was able to put them to use and negotiate some good deals for us." It also helped the film's cause, Chase says, that he was more interested in "lesser-known album tracks" than the groups' big hits. And part of the deal between ABKCO and the Beatles Apple Corp. was what Chase calls "a favored nation status so they would both get exactly the same (licensing rate) so there'd be no quibbling about any of that stuff. We kind of bought them in quantity, five from them and five from them, so we got the songs at a reduced rate.
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Now that we have that connection established, lets go down the line of Beatles references on “The Sopranos”(In no particular order and again much credit due to theotherforever);[/font][/SIZE]
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[font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="5"]A Hit is a Hit- Chris producer conjures up the Beatles in an attempt to get the new band in gear. Telling them they have no chorus, like the Beatles classics. When this doesn't work, he resorts to the Who and Townshend Style "El Kabongs" the lead singer with a guitar.
"What ever happened to 'She loves You'? The song started with the chorus. your songs have no fucking chorus... all of them!"- (the sound studio guy to the incredibly untalented Visiting Day)[/SIZE][/font]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Angie Dickinson- Uncle Junior mentions a powerful attraction for this actress. Ms. Dickinson was once the star of the TV show "Policewoman." Her character's name was Sergeant Pepper.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The Plaza Hotel- Location of the Test Dream. Also where the Beatles stayed, prior to their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (2/1964).
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"] Ed Sullivan- Janice reminisces with Livia about how they always watched the show every Sunday night.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"] Sir Walter Raleigh- Mentioned in Season 4 episode "The Weight."Fuck him and his highfalutin bullshit. Who does he think he is, Sir Walter Raleigh? "-Ralphie. Also in a Beatles song:"...and curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid Get."
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Devin's Place- While over at the Pillsbury Mansion, one of AJ's friends finds a mint copy of the Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"]To be Continued.....[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"] "Like the FBI, the CIA, Doris Day." -Dig It; from the original album called "Let It Be."Speaking of "Let it Be", in the season four finale "Whitecaps", Tony asks Johnny Sac what he could do for him if he takes out Carmine. Johnny says " I take a sad song and make it better" from Hey Jude.
"If I do it, what do you do for me?"-Tony I TAKE A SAD SONG AND MAKE IT BETTER with the other families, as regards you. "-John[/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"Knight in White Satin Armor" Tony helps Janice move a couch into their (Her + Richie Aprile) prospective new home. Tony spots Jackie Aprile Junior and tells Janice that he made a vow to Jackie Senior to look out for him, including finishing school. Janice says that a lack of a college degree didn't hurt the Beatles.
"When he was dying of the cancer, he was praying, his son would go to medical school. If he knew he dropped out of college, break his heart."-Tony
"It didn't hurt the Beatles."-Janice
Also present are Richard (Rick) Aprile, and his dancing partner. Janice remarks that they are beautiful and praises them, calling Rick's partner "Julia."
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"] Season 1; Episode Denial,Anger,AcceptanceMikey Palmice to Brendan Filone just before he shoots him in the eye:
"Hi, Jack...Bye, Jack."
"Hello goodbye" (Beatles, 1967)[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"] Astrid- In "All Happy Families", Bob Wegler mentions to Carmella that he was married to a woman named "Astrid."
"How long have you been at the school?"-Carmela
"Since '86. I suppose that's what caught me up too, with Astrid."-Weglar
In the Beatle world, there is another Astrid. Astrid Kirchherr. She was the one behind their famous moptop hairstyles (also called the french cut, back then) and also took a famous picture of the group at a German fairground. She was in love with the Beatles' original bass player, Stu Sutcliff, who died untimely.
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"You know what's remarkable? If you take everything jesus ever said, add it up, it only amounts to two hours of talk."-Father Phil
"No."-Carmela
"Mm- hmm."Father Phil
"No, but wait.I heard the same thing about the Beatles. Except it was if you add up all their songs, it only comes to ten hours."-Carmela[/font][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]We've heard a lot mentioned of Mansons connection to the Beatles.
"It's only coke. What is the big deal?"-Richie
"You and my uncle, you want to deal drugs, that's your business.You do it on association garbage routes, it's my fucking business. It stops today, you got it? Don't give me your fucking MANSON lamps, just fucking stop."-Tony[/font][/SIZE]
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[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Tony, Silvio, Paulie and Chris visit the eye place to speak with Johnny Sack's brother-in-law. While they are there, the four try on and wear various pairs of sunglasses. They take the glasses and promise to pay the guy later.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The Beatles Album "Revolver" has a photograph on the back of it that shows the group around a piano. They are all wearing sunglasses. Note: In the fold-out of the compact disc version of "Revolver", this picture is reduced to four, down from the original photo on the back of the album, which shows the entire group.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Tony and Gloria Trillo. Tony looks at Gloria's Buddha statue and says:
"Yeah, he's a regular Captain Marvel."[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"So Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes."- The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"] Mayham- Paulie's henchman at the Columbian money heist. He shouts out to Paulie "Get Back !"[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Beatlesong title- Get Back ( 1969 )[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"Cold Stones" In Paris- Rosalie meets a Frenchman named Michele.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"](To Be Continued)[/font][/SIZE]
[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"](Continued)[/font][/SIZE]
[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"One and One and One Makes Three"-John Lennon "Come Together"[/font][/SIZE]
[font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="6"]Strange things happen in 3's[/SIZE][/font]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"] The Sopranos Season Five Uncle Junior's House-
1."Two Tony's" Feech, Bobby Bacala, Tony and Junior present. Tony teases Junior when Uncle Junior asked if TonyS used caution in entering his house. Tony compares it to The Bowery Boys.[/font][/SIZE]
[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]" You close the cellar door when you came up?"-Junior
"It's like the Bowery Boys in here with this house arrest here. Code words and secret passages."-Tony[/font][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]2. "Rat Pack" Feech exclaims "Brave New World."[/font][/SIZE]
[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"You got anything lined up for the kid?"-Junior
"Yeah, yeah, air-bags. We pull 'em from boosted cars.People buy 'em like you wouldn't fuckin' believe. Hey, legit dealers, body shops they reinstall undeployed bags as new. Top dollar. "-Bobby
"Brave new world."-Feech[/font][/SIZE]


[font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="5"]3. "Two Tonys" [/SIZE][/font]
[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"What'd you have in mind? "-Tony
"You know me, I'm an entrepreneur. Get my shy going, sports book, whatever you say."-Feech
"As long as you don't step on anybody's toes."-Tony
"Me? I'm Fred Astaire."-Feech[/font][/SIZE]

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[font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="6"]The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967):[/SIZE][/font]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]1. On the album cover, Bowery Boy Huntz Hall is pictured. (Leo Gorcey, another Bowery Boy, was also on the cover, but his image was withdrawn after he requested a fee for it.)[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]2. In addition, author Aldous Huxley is on SPLHCB. He wrote a book, it's title being "Brave New World".[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]3. Actor/Dancer Fred Astaire on this album cover.[/font][/SIZE]
[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="7"](Continued)[/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The Test Dream
Coach Molinaro to Dream Tony Soprano:
"Most likely, you'd take the easy way out." [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"Got a good reason for taking the easy way out." (Day Tripper, 1965) [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]All Due Respect
Ray Curto's birthday party. Tony comes in, wishes Ray a Happy Birthday and gives him a gift of Vino/Wine from Avellino. [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Beatlesong "When I'm 64" (1967)
"...Birthday greetings, bottle of wine." [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Members Only
Carmella says that her new car is a "Cayenne, like the pepper." [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The Beatles' Anthology 1; CD #1; track 8 The song here is called "Cayenne", from a rehearsal tape (about 1960). The author of this tune is Paul McCartney and the players on the tape are McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Stu Sutcliffe.[/font][/SIZE]
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[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"](Continued)[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"Johnny Cakes" Outside of Satriale's. Tony, Silvio and Chris first spot Julianna Skiff. [/font][/SIZE]
[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]"Hey, she's coming this way."-Chris
"Put money in the METER or something."-Tony
"Anthony Soprano."-Julianna
"Yeah."-Tony
"Julianna Skiff, Century 21."-Julianna[/font][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Beatlesong title (1967)- "Lovely Rita METER Maid" [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]We meet Julianna Skiff.
Julianna is a related name of "Julia."
Beatlesong title: "Julia" (White Album) [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Later on in Julianna's Loft, Tony is with Ms. Skiff, signing papers. She tells Tony "PHASE ONE."
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Beatle Album "Let It Be" (1970)- Two of Us
John Lennon throws out an ad lib in between songs. "PHASE ONE, in which Doris (Day?)gets her oats !" [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Chris Moltisanti's wake. Tony introduces Julianna Skiff to Carmela as "Julianna Skiffle."
Skiffle music was a gigantic craze in 1950s Liverpool, England. It hooked John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Lonnie Donnegan's cover version of the song "The Rock Island Line" began it.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"](To Be Continued)[/font][/SIZE]
[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"](Continued)[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Paulie sees the Virgin Mary at the Bada Bing.[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Beatlesong"Let It Be" (1970)-
"When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me."[/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Meadow enters the Soprano bedroom saying "I saw the light..."
Beatlesong; "No Reply" (1965)- "...I saw the Light..." [/font][/SIZE]
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[font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="5"]Soprano Home Movies
Brooklyn social club. Phil Leotardo is informed by one of his henchmen that "The Big Pork CHOP" got pinched on a weapons charge.
"Did you hear the news? Pork CHOP out in Jersey got pinched on a weapon charge.
Drops a gat in a field somewhere three fucking years ago."[/SIZE][/font]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The Beatles; Anthology III-
Beatlesong "Piggies" - "...Clutching forks and kives to cut their pork CHOPs..." [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]The movie "Cleaver" features a supernatural character with a Butcher Knife for a right hand. [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Beatles 1966- (U.S. only) An album was released by Capitol Records. Its title was "Yesterday and Today". The photo on the album cover was pulled as it depicted the Beatles dressed in butcher smocks, with broken dolls and pieces of meat around them. This album was nicknamed "The Butcher Cover." [/font][/SIZE]
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[SIZE="7"][font="Times New Roman"](To Be Continued)[/font][/SIZE]
[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]You know, Vito called me “skip” the other day. Slip of the tongue, no doubt. But I noticed he didn’t correct himself.[/font][SIZE="1"][/SIZE]

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