‘Sopranos’ doesn’t mince dialogue

Choice quotes from the series

More than the hits, the coma fantasies and even the authentic Jersey couture, the “The Sopranos’ ” appeal can be credited to the meaty dialogue that David Chase and his cadre of writers have given their characters. Here’s a look at some of the choicest cuts, or at least the choicest printable ones:

“Are you kidding? I don’t let anyone wag their finger in my face.”
Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) asked if he has ever had a prostate exam

“What am I doing on television?”
Junior Soprano (Dominic Chianese) upon seeing Larry David of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” while watching TV.

“Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.”
Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli)

“Be a good Catholic for 15 … minutes. Is that so much to ask?”
Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco) upon finding that A.J. was on drugs during his confirmation

“Two years ago, I thought RICO was a relative of his.”
Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) discussing the real-world education she has received in treating Tony

“Who me? Me? What did I do?”
Livia Soprano (Nancy Merchand)

“I’ve been looking for my soulmate my whole life. Madonn’, have I looked.”
Janice Soprano (Aida Turturro)

“Did (other) kids ever find $50,000 in Krugerrands and a .45 automatic while they were hunting for Easter eggs?”
Meadow Soprano (Jamie-Lynn Sigler)

“You’re not gonna believe this. The guy killed 16 Czechoslovakians. He was an interior decorator.”
Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) describing the Russian commando who killed 16 Chechens while he was with the Interior Ministry

“My daughter told me it’s demeaning for a girl to be working at the Bing. The fact that these girls make $1,500 a week has no bearing with my principessa.”
Silvio Dante (Steve Van Zandt)

“Mom really went downhill after the World Trade Center. You know, Quasimodo predicted all of this.”
Bobby Bacala (Steven R. Schirripa)

“Oh, yeah … Breast-feed a bunch of rug-rats, then spend the rest of your life at the gym, just you and your stretch marks.”
Adrianna La Cerva (Drea de Matteo)

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