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Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: mickjagger1009 ()
Date: October 29, 2007 13:25

I was watching a rerun of the Soprano's last night from the last season. There was the sceen where Janice comes to tell Tony that Junior is out of money. Can someone please tell me what Tony means when he yells to his sister, "Exile on Main Street Janice!"

"You'll be studying history and you'll be down the gym. And I'll be down the pub, probably playing pool and drinking."

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: COUSINLOU ()
Date: October 29, 2007 15:02

I think he meant that his Uncle was exiled (like Napoleon) as far as he was concerned. Dead to him, so to speak.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Tumblin_Dice_07 ()
Date: October 29, 2007 18:58

Yeah that's what I got from it, than Junior was "exiled" from Tony's good graces.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: LieB ()
Date: October 29, 2007 22:13

Is "Exile on main street" a saying in America? I always thought the Stones were the first to coin that term (excellent album title, btw). Never heard or read it in any other context, and it obviously went by without me noticing when I saw that Sopranos episode.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Hanns Rainsch ()
Date: October 29, 2007 22:25

Btw, the Sopranos may be not only the best tv show ever but also the tv show with the best song selection.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: fiftyamp ()
Date: October 29, 2007 23:35

mickjagger1009 Wrote:
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> I was watching a rerun of the Soprano's last night
> from the last season. There was the sceen where
> Janice comes to tell Tony that Junior is out of
> money. Can someone please tell me what Tony means
> when he yells to his sister, "Exile on Main Street
> Janice!"

He's refering to Bobby Bacala(sp). Tony feels betrayed that Bobby is sill concerned with Jr. after Tony has promoted him thru the Mafiso ranks. Aparently, Tony intends to cut Booby out of the buisness. But he never gets the chance, as Bobby is gunned down in the next scene.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 29, 2007 23:49

>> Is "Exile on main street" a saying in America? <<

maybe it is now, but if so: blame it on the Stones :E

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: livewithme ()
Date: October 30, 2007 00:33

It is not a saying and was not really an appropriate comment. But it has been a running joke through out the Sopranos about the malapropisms & mixed metaphors said by all the characters but mostly the main ones (Tony, Chris, Syl, Paulie). And one of many Stones references in this series.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: mickjagger1009 ()
Date: October 30, 2007 02:34

fiftyamp Wrote:
> He's refering to Bobby Bacala(sp). Tony feels
> betrayed that Bobby is sill concerned with Jr.
> after Tony has promoted him thru the Mafiso ranks.
> Aparently, Tony intends to cut Booby out of the
> buisness. But he never gets the chance, as Bobby
> is gunned down in the next scene.

So how does saying "Exile on Main Street" fit into Tony feeling betrayed by Bobby? I still don't see the connection.

"You'll be studying history and you'll be down the gym. And I'll be down the pub, probably playing pool and drinking."

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: melillo ()
Date: October 30, 2007 03:44

cant wait for the movie now that it has come out that tony is NOT DEAD

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: fiftyamp ()
Date: October 30, 2007 07:31

mickjagger1009 Wrote:
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> So how does saying "Exile on Main Street" fit into
> Tony feeling betrayed by Bobby? I still don't see
> the connection.

Tony feels betrayed by Bobby and Janice because of their concern for Junior. The line is ' and as far as your husband's concerned. it's exile on Main St, Janice'. As in your husband is exiled from the buisness.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: mickjagger1009 ()
Date: October 30, 2007 15:56

melillo Wrote:
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> cant wait for the movie now that it has come out
> that tony is NOT DEAD



Where did it come out that Tony is not dead?

"You'll be studying history and you'll be down the gym. And I'll be down the pub, probably playing pool and drinking."

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Tumblin_Dice_07 ()
Date: October 31, 2007 05:25

Ah........apparently I was speaking of another "Exile" reference. I remembered Tony saying something about "Exile On Mainstreet" in an episode in one of the earlier seasons.......or so I thought....

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Hanns Rainsch ()
Date: December 12, 2007 14:15

In Season four, episode "Whoever Did This" (When Ralphie turns out to be bald, ehem), there are two direct references to Sympathy For The Devil:
Ralph : Please allow me to introduce myself.
Father Intentola (few scenes later, speaking with Ralph): Where you there when Jesus Christ had his moments of doubt and pain ?

The funniest musical reference I've seen on the Sopranos was when Tony and Silvio (Steve Van Zandt) are waiting for Chris Moltisanti.
When he finally arrives, he explains: The highway was jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power-drive (Born To Run)

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Hanns Rainsch ()
Date: December 12, 2007 14:17

Are there more Stones references ?

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Rip This ()
Date: December 12, 2007 15:53

sonny....sonny bandeho is that you????

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: December 12, 2007 19:20

Hanns Rainsch Wrote:
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> In Season four, episode "Whoever Did This" (When
> Ralphie turns out to be bald, ehem), there are two
> direct references to Sympathy For The Devil:
> Ralph : Please allow me to introduce myself.
> Father Intentola (few scenes later, speaking with
> Ralph): Where you there when Jesus Christ had his
> moments of doubt and pain ?
>
> The funniest musical reference I've seen on the
> Sopranos was when Tony and Silvio (Steve Van
> Zandt) are waiting for Chris Moltisanti.
> When he finally arrives, he explains: The highway
> was jammed with broken heroes on a last chance
> power-drive (Born To Run)



LOL..that was a good one. There was another similar reference in the last episode of one of the early series when Tony has been pulled in by the Feds who have been tapping his phone calls.

Fed - I've something here I want you to listen to...

Tony - If its the Springsteen boxed-set, I've already got it!

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: JMARKO ()
Date: December 12, 2007 21:04

mickjagger1009 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I was watching a rerun of the Soprano's last night
> from the last season. There was the sceen where
> Janice comes to tell Tony that Junior is out of
> money. Can someone please tell me what Tony means
> when he yells to his sister, "Exile on Main Street
> Janice!"

There's also the element of being in exile while still being in a high profile place -- i.e. the Soprano family. A wonderful paradox created by the Stones, or at least popularized by them.

BTW, the lyric is "And I'll be down the pub, I'll be playing pool and drinkin'"

J

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: December 12, 2007 22:26

Hanns Rainsch Wrote:
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> Are there more Stones references ?

well.doesnt Janice have a Stones tattoo?

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: mickjagger1009 ()
Date: December 13, 2007 17:01

> BTW, the lyric is "And I'll be down the pub, I'll
> be playing pool and drinkin'"

That is what I originally had and that's what it sounds like to me. I changed it to "probably" after reading a lyrics site and that is what was listed... "probably playing pool and drinking". I don't know.

"You'll be studying history and you'll be down the gym. And I'll be down the pub, probably playing pool and drinking."

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: sonomastone ()
Date: July 30, 2013 07:39

just watched the sopranos all over again. the ending was pretty clear to me. and yes janice does have a stones tattoo, although it seems kind of wonky, like it wasn't done by a very good tattooist. loved the stones references, and knew i'd find the answer to the exile on main street answer here...

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Roll73 ()
Date: July 30, 2013 13:48

Quote
mickjagger1009
> BTW, the lyric is "And I'll be down the pub, I'll
> be playing pool and drinkin'"

That is what I originally had and that's what it sounds like to me. I changed it to "probably" after reading a lyrics site and that is what was listed... "probably playing pool and drinking". I don't know.

One of the great mysteries of Stones lyrics right there. People will be pondering over that one for generations to come. winking smiley

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: TooTough ()
Date: August 5, 2013 19:10

Quote
Gazza
Hanns Rainsch Wrote:
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> Are there more Stones references ?

well.doesnt Janice have a Stones tattoo?

Yes, and at the beginning of season 3 she´s practicing Satisfaction
on a Strat - before the Russians come kicking in her doors.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: Maindefender ()
Date: August 5, 2013 22:39

Quote
Hanns Rainsch
Btw, the Sopranos may be not only the best tv show ever but also the tv show with the best song selection.

Mad Men tries but can't touch the Sopranos. BTW only one more Mad Men season left, that sucks.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 2, 2022 17:46

Tony mentions EOMS to Janice





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-01-04 16:33 by schillid.

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: January 3, 2022 13:21

Exiled because Uncle Junior shot his nephew Tony as he was losing his marbles and going senile and he thus was dead to Tony and thus the reference to the Stones album .

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: bakersfield ()
Date: January 3, 2022 19:13

Christopher turned up late once with this excuse: ‘Sorry T, The highway was jammed up with broken heroes on a last chance power drive’

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: MisterO ()
Date: January 3, 2022 19:27

Quote
Hanns Rainsch
Are there more Stones references ?

I recall a scene where Carmela and the Priest are having a conversation and the Priest said something like "Where you around when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain?"

Sorry for the 15 year delay in answering your question Hanns.....winking smiley

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: January 3, 2022 21:04

Due to the movie The Many Saints of Newark I am now re watching the Sopranos TV series . I remember it like it was yesterday that I was at an appt. and I was checking out the magazines and I think it was Time magazine that had a review for the new TV series The Sopranos and I remember reading the review and not thinking much except I will watch it and give it a try . Got hooked right away !

Re: Soprano's > Exile
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 3, 2022 23:32


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