It's no secret that films like The Godfather and Goodfellas paved the way for The Sopranos to enter our TV screens (and our hearts). Instead of starting fresh and erasing that history, The Sopranos embraced its predecessors. From subtle jokes to full-on homage, The Sopranos loved to play off of the mafia tropes that were created by The Godfather and the show was better for it. Watching "real" mobsters quote their favorite lines from The Godfather Trilogy made the characters all the more likable.
Vote up the best references to The Godfather in The Sopranos.
Big Pussy refers to a gunshot through the eye as a "Moe Greene Special." This is referring to The Godfather when Moe Greene is shot through his eye during the Baptism murders.7110Can't refuse?
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Chris misremembers a famous line from The Godfather. Not the first time.625Can't refuse?
Tony and Don Corleone buy oranges (in Tony's case, orange juice) right before an attempt on their life is made. Probably not the best idea to buy orange products if you are the boss in a mob story.604Can't refuse?
Gun In The Toilet
Tony looks for a gun taped behind the toilet like the one Michael Corleone retrieved in The Godfather during the famous restaurant shooting.454Can't refuse?