More Trivia and Oddball facts
The Sopranos has viewers in Canada, Britain, France, Australia, India, Denmark, Italy (Federico Castelluccio aka Furio Giunta, translates his own voice) and presently is being translated into Japanese.
The lighting fixtures needed for television production are left up at the Bada Bing Club (Satin Dolls) while The Sopranos are filming the upcoming season.
On January 10, 1999, The Sopranos premiered on the HBO network. On January 10, 2007 the santitized version of The Sopranos premieres on the A & E network 8 years later.
The airline Jet Blue names their planes, one of the most popular ones, #534, is named " Bada Bing Bada Blue"! Consequentially, it is one of their most popular planes. Every seat on the airline has Direct TV television access, so it is possible to watch The Sopranos (if you time your flight times right) on the A & E network, while in the air.
Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) is a good cook in real life.
There are several singers in the Sopranos
In the final script for Livia Soprano's (Nancy Marchand) funeral, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) finds a card on the flowers, which says “the Yog”. Later on, Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) explains to Tony that when Livia was younger Yogi Berra was a romantic contender for Livia’s affections. The scene was cut out.
In the Sopranos Family History book, written by Allen Rucker, Tony’s fathers name is Giovanni Soprano, but on his tombstone he has a middle name of Francis.
Livia’s house on the show has a weathered chain link fence in the front yard. The actual house is not fenced in; this is put up as a prop.
Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) and Patsy Parisi (Dan Grimaldi), do not wear glasses in real life.
Background scenes in the Sopranos usually have a payphone and a background character that is walking with a shopping bag.
Adriana’s La Cuerva's (Drea De Matteo) Club
Inside Satriales, not only is there a butcher counter, but in another area there is a pastry/espresso bar with incredibly realistic looking pastries.
The scene in the last episode of season 2 (Funhouse), the boat in which Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore) was killed was a built set (walls are squared, not angled like a boat would be). The set was on the back of a large flat bed trailer; crewmembers were jumping on it to simulate the “rocking motion” a boat at sea would have. Other outdoor scenes were filmed on a boat at sea. The water was rough that day. Also there was not enough chain and weight on the body to keep it from floating up when decomposition occurred. How convenient to have a “body bag”, just where do you buy those things?
Meadow’s soccer coach in season 1, came back as a FBI agent in season 3, episode 1.
Saundra Santiago, who plays the character Jeannie Cusamono, also played a duel part on the show of her sister.
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