So, I anxiously awaited the season finale of "The Sopranos" last night.
I was very, well....dissapointed.
It was a lukewarm - at best - finale.
While I thought this season was one of my favorites, I was really sort of let down with the lack of a cliffhanger. There are only 8 episodes left to this show - and there are so very many possibilities of what could happen.
We DVR'd the finale of Big Love. The previews looked like it's going to be rather dramatic, so I'm looking forward to watching that at some point this week.
Best of all - next Sunday is the season premiere of "Deadwood" and "Entourage". That's one of the great things about HBO television. You don't get that big let down when a show ends - because another one starts right up. It's year round entertainment!
In honor of the finale - and the long, painful wait for the final season - the following are my favorite "Soprano-isms".
A friend of ours: mob shorthand for introducing one made guy to another made guy.
"A friend of mine" is just another jamook on the street.
Buon' anima: salutation meaning rest his soul.
Che peccato: what a pity, what a shame.
Goomah (sometimes pronounced "goomar"): a Mafia mistress; also comare.
Moe Green Special: Getting killed with a shot in the eye, like the character, Moe Green, in The Godfather. One form of "sending a message."
Stugots: from stu cazzo or u' cazzu, the testicles. Tony Soprano's boat is The Stugots.
Tax: to take a percentage of someone's earnings.
Va fa napole: "Go to Naples" (i.e., "Go to hell.").
Wearing it: showing off one's status in the organization by dressing the part. "Wearing it" usually involves an Italian suit, a pinky ring, a hankie in the breast pocket, gold cufflinks, and other ornamentation. Silvio has his own inimitable way of wearing it.
Whack: to murder; also clip, hit, pop, burn, put a contract out.
Wiseguy: a made guy.
Kinda makes you feel like eating a bowl of pasta faglioli, doesn't it?