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The Sopranos

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The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.

References to The Sopranos in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Character name Reference
Fat Tony.png Fat Tony Fat Tony is a pastiche of Mafia characters from movies and dramas, especially the Godfather franchise (and in later seasons The Sopranos). His nickname may be a reference to "Black Tony", the Don of the fictional Stracci family in The Godfather. After 1999, Fat Tony is clearly based on Tony Soprano of The Sopranos. In several episodes, The Sopranos intro theme ("Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3) is played in scenes with Fat Tony.


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
13 291 "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" The Mafia's journey to the Simpsons' house is a spoof of the opening, complete with the show's opening theme, "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3.
14 301 "Pray Anything" The title of Rev. Lovejoy's sermon in church "God: the original Toni Soprano" is clearly a reference to the TV series.
Psychologist.png 18 392 "Yokel Chords" The relationship Bart shares with his psychiatrist is reminiscent to the way that Tony Soprano and his psychiatrist form a unique bond, with Bart in depression wanting to see her, and the doctor wanting to see more of Bart. Dr. Swanson's psychiatrist also resembles the character of Dr. Elliot Kupferberg from The Sopranos, who was Dr. Melfi's psychiatrist. Peter Bogdanovich plays both roles.
The Mook The Chef the Wife and Her Homer.png 18 379 "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" When Fat Tony is driving his Lincoln Navigator in the carpool, The Sopranos theme song is heard. Additionally, several Sopranos actors (including Joe Pantoliano and Michael Imperioli) voice mob characters in this episode and that they had their real faces in this episode.

Nelson says in this episode that "There is no Mafia" which is another reference to The Sopranos, where Anthony Soprano Sr. says this to his daughter Meadow.

Fat Tony works, as he says, in "waste management", which is the official job of Anthony Soprano Sr.

The promotional image for this episode is based on promotional material for the HBO original series The Sopranos.

19 416 "Papa Don't Leech" The scene where Homer suffocates Abe parodies The Sopranos episode "Kennedy and Heidi," in which Tony suffocates Christopher in a similar manner.
The Sopranos.png 23 494 "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" The Sopranos is one of the shows shown on HBOWTIME. The characters Tony Soprano, Christopher Moltisanti, Silvio Dante, and Paulie Gualtieri were seen.
29 634 "King Leer" Moe says he'll "go to the mattresses" with his siblings, a reference to the mob saying that become popular thanks to the movie The Godfather and the TV series The Sopranos.
31 665 "The Fat Blue Line" In Luigi's, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey plays. This is a reference to the final scene of The Sopranos. Maggie is seen attempting to parallel park, in reference to the final scene.


Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
The D'ohpranos.png Simpsons Comics #85 The Simpson Family Circus The D'ohpranos is a parody of The Sopranos.

Video games[edit]

Picture Game Reference
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Common Cast and Crew[edit]


Picture Name Role in The Sopranos Role on The Simpsons
Will Arnett.jpg Will Arnett Played Mike Waldrup in two episodes of Season 2. Voiced Deputy Director Gratman in "Steal This Episode".
Steve Buscemi.jpg Steve Buscemi Played Tony Blundetto. Voiced himself in "Brake My Wife, Please" and Dwight Diddlehopper in "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".
Lady Gaga.jpg Lady Gaga Played a girl at a swimming pool in "The Telltale Moozadell". Voiced herself in "Lisa Goes Gaga".
Michael Imperioli.jpg Michael Imperioli Played Christopher Moltisanti. Voiced Dante Calabresi, Jr. in "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer".
Joe Pantoliano.jpg Joe Pantoliano Played Ralph Cifaretto. Voiced Dante Calabresi, Sr. in "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer".

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