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is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:35 am
by ilovemeadow
i have read in several places that paulie is the underboss of the family but ive never really noticed any episode that actually talks about him being underboss. even carmine didnt know who he was. and if he is underboss then how come silvio became acting boss after tony was shot?

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:38 am
by FlyOnMelfisWall
Welcome to the forum, ilovemeadow.:smile:

While I hope someone more knowledgable than I about Mafia hierarchies will weigh in, I'm very confident that Paulie is not an underboss. He's just a captain . . . an old, well-established captain.

Sil is consiglieri and that made him the highest ranking guy under Tony to take over after the shooting.

Before the shooting, Junior was still technically the "Boss" of the family and Tony was the "Street Boss", even though everyone important knew who the real boss was. After the shooting, I presume no one even grants the title "Boss" to Junior anymore, so Tony would be boss in reality and in name. As I view it, there is no underboss in the DiMeo family at present. (I think underboss is an "optional" position anyway . . . some families have them, some don't.)

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:28 pm
by HagensBing1977
So does the Chase Lounge have an underboss, then?

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:26 pm
by FlyOnMelfisWall
HagensBing1977 wrote:So does the Chase Lounge have an underboss, then?
Yeah, but he's not been around since the forum moved!

billymac, if you're out there, better show yourself. Otherwise we might have to conclude that you went into the poster protection program or something.:icon_mrgreen:

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:04 pm
by Detective Hunt
FlyOnMelfisWall wrote:Yeah, but he's not been around since the forum moved!

billymac, if you're out there, better show yourself. Otherwise we might have to conclude that you went into the poster protection program or something.:icon_mrgreen:
LMAO! :rofl: :icon_biggrin:

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:52 pm
by HagensBing1977
Maybe BillyMac is down in Florida promoting wet t-shirt contests. Better bump up one of the capos if that is the case, perhaps the best earner/poster.

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:08 pm
by The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti
I hope BillyMac hasn't been having back problems like Big P***y LOL!!!
Come to think of it, I am the one with the back problems so nevermind LOL!!

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:01 pm
by Mikey
I believe technically they are all acting bosses to DiMao who last time I checked was still in prison and not dead. Anyway technically Tony is underboss to Junior but now that Junior is out of the picture Tony would be boss and Sil would be consig/underboss. Also remember that Pauly is only a captain as of season 2 so hes not even that old of a capo.

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:25 pm
by skaliz
Mikey wrote:I believe technically they are all acting bosses to DiMao who last time I checked was still in prison and not dead. Anyway technically Tony is underboss to Junior but now that Junior is out of the picture Tony would be boss and Sil would be consig/underboss. Also remember that Pauly is only a captain as of season 2 so hes not even that old of a capo.
What do you meen? That Paulie was bumped up to captain in season two?

I belive Paulie was already a captain and Tony bumped him up to underboss. This was at the Lou Costello memorial, when Furio arrived.

Tony said, you'r getting a bump, so if he was already a captain, what else would his title be if not underboss?

Remember, the pecking order was Tony, and Sil and Paulie together. Silvio remains consiglieri and naturally takes Tonys place when he was shot. The underboss is only a sort of middle management to make Tony safer.

Thats my theory at least :)

Re: is paulie the underboss?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:53 pm
by Lady Soprano <3
I think that paulie isnt the underboss that Silvio is, Seeing as Sil took over while Tony was in the hospital after the shooting.