10 best sopranos-isms fans say in real life (according to Reddit)
In 2013, The Sopranos was named the best-written television series of all time by the Writers Guild of America. What David Chase and his team of writers have done with The Sopranos is simply amazing and will forever be anchored in the annals of television history. It’s an enthralling crowd drama, but it’s also a contemplative glimpse into American life in the early 21st century. In many ways, it’s the great American novel of our time, written only big on the small screen.
It’s also terribly hilarious and incredibly entertaining. Many of his lines are endlessly quoted, and Reddit fans always quote them over and over.
Perhaps the greatest line of Soprano the story is only an exclamation of surprise. While the show is filled with deep contemplative lines that delve into psychology, history, and culture, the show can forever be known for introducing “OHHH!” in the common vernacular.
On the show, “OHHH!” is used as an exclamation of surprise, usually after a character has said something offensive or offline. It’s no surprise that Reddit user unclemeat9 (and many others) use it in their daily speech.
9 “Good. Back to work.”
It’s always amazing how people pick up totally random and obscure lines. While “OHH!” is a very popular Soprano-ism, “Okay. Back to work” hardly qualifies as one of the greatest of all time. However, Reddit user TonyTO74 uses it in his daily speech.
In their own words, “To this day (15 years later), that’s what I answer if someone asks me how I’m doing. I don’t know why, but the only delivery of this little line has me. always marked. ” It’s always the little things that people hold onto.
8 “Poor you.”
“Poor you” is another very popular Soprano-ism, often uttered by Tony’s malevolent mother Livia when it comes to the plight of others. Livia is bordering on evil and has little respect for other people’s feelings or personal issues – hence a very dry and sarcastic “poor you”.
Reddit user beautiful_mute claims to use this quote in his daily speech, like many others. These two simple words have transcended their source and have become a common language when it comes to someone’s complete lack of attention.
7 “There was no abundant intentionality!”
Despite being a relatively minor character, Meadow’s boyfriend Finn certainly left an impression. Many Sopranos fans love the argument they share after Finn grabbed a suitcase, which culminates in the classic line “There was no abundant intention in me to take out the suitcase!”
Reddit user erhacne uses it whenever his wife gives him trouble, and another user reportedly used the line to get out of a speeding ticket.
6 “I don’t like that kind of talk!”
Another Livia Soprano-ism that fans have embraced is “I don’t like that kind of speech!”, Often given when someone says something, even from a distance, hurtful or upsetting. Reddit user erhacne also uses this line whenever his wife swears, and nesta_es calls it the most common saying of Livia Soprano (which is backed by the 37 upvotes).
It’s a beautiful line to adopt, both because of its universality, ease of integration into everyday life, and Livia’s unique accent (the line simply wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t fit together). not pronouncing “tawk”).
5 “I wish the Lord would take me now.”
It’s really no surprise that Livia Soprano turns out to be the most cited character. Its lines are inherently hilarious, in large part due to Livia’s generally pessimistic and pessimistic demeanor.
“I wish the Lord would take me now” is easily one of his most popular, and Reddit user RobertPlanet says it’s “Always a hit at birthday parties.” Hope they know this is actually a quote from The Sopranos and not something more malicious …
4 “The highway was crowded with broken heroes on one last chance.”
This line is not really from The Sopranos (well, he is, technically), but “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. Christopher uses the lyrics to give a clever excuse for being late, which is likely an Easter Egg for actor Steven Van Zandt’s role in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
Reddit user arkful773 claims to use this line often, writing: “To be fair, I always put song lyrics into everyday conversation to see if people understand them. Soprano too much of it REALLY makes a great line. “
3 “Here it is.”
Another very common Soprano-ism is the simple “There it is.” It is so deceptively easy and universal, but so par excellence Soprano. Throughout the series, characters often say “He’s here” when someone walks into a room. It is basically a unique and Soprano-esque way to say hello.
It’s also a very easy line to adopt in everyday speech, as Reddit user KlirisChi proves. According to them, the quote “is used almost daily among [their] group of friends and [them]. “
2 ” What are you going to do ? “
” What are you going to do ? is certainly not unique to The Sopranos. In fact, it is a very common saying used by millions of people around the world.
But at the same time, some people can link its origins to the series. At least for them personally. Reddit user reggieLedoux26 offers the quote for the thread, and turbo_22 replies, “I was shocked to see how many Italian friends and relatives use it at funerals after watching The Sopranos. I’m sure it still was, but I didn’t notice it until after watching the show and attending a few funerals. “
Most people say “hello” when they answer the phone. But Johnny Sack isn’t “most people,” and he establishes his dominance with a quick, dry “Speak”.
It’s such a unique and authoritative way of answering the phone that some people have started adopting it in their common vernacular, including Reddit user WhiteGhosts. “Hello” is a greeting from the past.
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