That James Gandolfini passed away at just 51 is totally shocking to this 50-year-old, and a sign to really enjoy the life I have. But it’s also a time to remember the most favorite scenes from the show he’s best known for: The Sopranos.
As I said in my vlog…
For some strange reason this scene you’re about to see is my favorite of all in The Sopranos.
As Tony Soprano is about to have dinner with his wife Carmela Soprano, played by Edie Falco, Artie Bucco, the head chef comes out to greet Tony and says under his breath, pointing behind him “Mangenius,” referring to then New York Jets Head Coach Eric Mangini. Tony says “I should get up and say hello,” and does just that.
It’s my favorite show because it mates the fantasy World of The Sopranos with the real World as represented by Eric Mangini.