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So Tony, how did you like it?
Posted by: mcq on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ok I've seen the Clinton video with the Soprano theme. Obviously I'm one of the few people in America who didn't watch the Sopranos I guess, so it was sort of lost on me.

In general though, I think it's a good idea and something I think campaigns will do more. Remember my post on YouTube? You've just seen one future use. And that's probably the most significant point about the vid. The other of course is it has gone viral. It is everywhere and everyone is talking about it. Point two.

Not lost on me, however, was the "I'm looking out for you" reference to the carrot sticks. No thanks, ma'am. Stay away from my health care and stay away from my choices.

And that is the end of my analysis on this particular topic.

Someone else who probably should have done a little less analysis and definitely stayed out of the psychoanalysis aspect is to be found here.
 
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yeah, she’s "looking out" for me.....to see what I have that she can take away
 
Written By: shark
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It was implied that Tony and perhaps the whole family is gunned down at the end of that scene. Sort of an odd scene to mimic.
 
Written By: TallDave
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I never watched the Sopranos, either, so those references did nothing for me. I did feel cheated when Bill Clinton mentioned Smashmouth, leading me to briefly hope against hope that Hillary’s campaign song would be "Sorry About Your Penis."
 
Written By: Xrlq
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Obviously I’m one of the few people in America who didn’t watch the Sopranos I guess, so it was sort of lost on me.

Oh good. There’s two of us.
 
Written By: Achillea
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Not lost on me, however, was the "I’m looking out for you" reference to the carrot sticks.
I’m glad I’m not the only one to catch that line. It made me cringe.
 
Written By: Liberty Dog
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It was implied that Tony and perhaps the whole family is gunned down at the end of that scene.
I completely disagree. There was no implication in the ending. Our knowledge of the future of Tony Soprano was clearly and specifically left unknown.
 
Written By: JWG
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Well, all I know is that Johnny Sac was giving Hilary Clinton more or less the same look I would give her.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
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"I completely disagree. There was no implication in the ending."

Yes there was. When they decide to whack Phil, Paulie specifically foreshadows that outcome by saying it’s a bad idea because Phil has a ton of relatives who will come out of the woodwork to avenge him. The guy who goes in the bathroom in the final scene is clearly eyeing Tony. Tony raises his head and the music stops, like he was just popped in the back of the head.

The fact Tony’s crew accidentally popped Phil’s goomar and her father (and last we see his kids in his car they are rolling out of control toward a highway) further implies that Phil’s people might see taking out Tony’s whole family as appropriate payback.
 
Written By: TallDave
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Wow, you’re not kidding that Althouse should have left this one alone. The only thing worse than the unhinged "onion-rings = vagina" analogy is the commenters that actually SUPPORT her insane opinion of that spot.

It was satire. Plain and simple. There is no dark undertones of the Clintons sitting in as Tony and Carmella. It was a huge cultural moment and they are mimicing it for effect. That.is.all. Holy cripes.
 
Written By: deadrody
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The guy who goes in the bathroom
We never see him come out. Tony was clearly aware of him and would’ve noticed him come out. We never see a gun. We never see any odd reactions from anyone before the scene ends. Tony is looking at Meadow looking back at him right before the scene goes black. She had no odd look on her face. The final words in the song are "Don’t stop believing," before the blank screen.

In other words, there is no evidence of anything out of the ordinary. I watched the scene several times. After knowing how it would end, it was actually very tame. It was just another day in the life of Tony. He never knows if someone is looking at him out of malice or out of curiosity. He can never be off his guard.

Do you really think Tony would let some guy he has already noticed come out of a bathroom and kill him?

The ending was abrupt precisely because it was different and would get people talking about it.
kids in his car they are rolling out of control toward a highway
It was going very slowly and the passenger window was down with plenty of people around. That car wouldn’t make it out of the gas station, especially after slowing down over Phil’s head.
 
Written By: JWG
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Tony was clearly aware of him and would’ve noticed him come out.

Tony signified no alarm, and his back was to the bathroom.

She had no odd look on her face.

True, she doesn’t look shocked, but if the point isn’t that she comes in just in time to see her dad gunned down in front of her, than why the whole focus on her trying to park and hurrying inside? They did leave it questionable on purpose, but I think the clues definitely point to Tony being shot dead.
 
Written By: TallDave
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Do you really think Tony would let some guy he has already noticed come out of a bathroom and kill him?

Much of the point of the show is that mobsters are sort of stupid, and even the best can be caught with their guard down.

It was going very slowly and the passenger window was down with plenty of people around. That car wouldn’t make it out of the gas station, especially after slowing down over Phil’s head.

I seem to remember they were on one of those elevated highway islands, so if it hit the incline who knows. Possibly some hero would dive in and stop it, but we don’t know for sure. Anyways, Phil’s people might not see it so innocently.
 
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