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Original Boss -

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 3:53 am
by WhoeverDidThis1130
I was never quite sure as to how the whole boss thing worked out. Now I know that Jackie was bodd before Tony, but he specifically says that he's only acting boss while "the big man's a guest of the government." Now I know there's something about Eckley DiMeo was the original boss of the family but I don't exactly understand how it works AND when they mention it in the series? Is this something that they sort of changed over time and now it has a different past, or is it just something im missing because I really don't remember it being discussed in general, especially not this late in the series' run. Can someone help me out here.

Re: Original Boss -

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:04 am
by Detective Hunt
All we know as far as Sopranos history mentioned during the show is that DiMeo was boss, went to jail leaving Jackie as acting boss and Jackie left it to June and Tony when he died. There has never been any further word regarding Old Man DiMeo since his first mention. In truth, it's one of the biggest things that has ever bothered me about the show. Continuity counts. :icon_wink:

Re: Original Boss -

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:22 am
by Johny Foulmouth
haha wouldn't it be crazy if tony gets locked up and we see this original boss in the last episode

Re: Original Boss -

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 4:34 pm
by OldManDiMeo1997

Ercoli "Eckely" "Old Man" DiMeo
19xx-1995 (1997)

Giacommo "Jackie" Aprile, Sr.
Acting Boss 1995-1999

Corrado "Junior" Soprano
Boss 1999-2000

Anthony "Tony" Soprano
Street Boss (De Facto Boss) 2000-

Re: Original Boss -

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:42 pm
by Don Antonio
Wasnt Tonys dad the boss through the 70's and 80's, thats how the family got called the sopranos in the first place?

I always thought that the sopranos family was a crew of the new york family that broke off to form its own family that had strong ties to new york?

Re: Original Boss -

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:34 pm
by Detective Hunt
Tony's Dad ran a crew but wasn't boss of the whole Jersey family. He was only a capo. Recall that Tony and June discussed how the Sopranos had waited a long time to take the reins.

Re: Original Boss -

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:09 pm
by pokahontaz
dunno if this helps, Jackie Aprile was supposed to be cast as a much older guy, but the actor had tried for TS, they liked him a lot and opened the spot.

I am guessing that the 'old guy in the can' was an afterthought, hence it being lightweight in the storyline, tho I think there is a mention or two in the early episodes, not just the pilot.