The Cruelest Of All Ways To Awaken

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(so much more compelling when she’s not being choked out by Ray Liotta)

I ended a long evening after an even longer day Tuesday by retiring to the master boudoir of my swinging bachelor hovel pad much as I often do — with the dulcet tones of WFAN’s overnight fixture Tony Page lulling me to a deep, deep slumber.

I awoke at about 7:30am to an altogether different pair of voices.  A rather excited Mike Francesca and Charles McCord gushing over last Sunday’s penultimate episode of “The Sopranos”.

“What a way for Dr. Melfi to end it.”  mused Francesca.

“Tony’s whole world is crashing down on him!”
echoed McCord.

“I don’t know….,” (pause for dramatic effect) “….how you could’ve watched ONE MINUTE of this series over the last decade, and not been watching on Sunday.”
swore Francesca.

Much as I appreciate Long Island City’s answer to Tom Shales and his noble attempts to keep up with the cultural zeitgeist, there was a Red Sox/Yankees game on at the same time.  And there is a terrific modern device — I believe they call it a video recorder or something like that — that allows persons who are otherwise consumed with other things (like say, watching sports) to enjoy programming like “The Sopranos” at their leisure.

Unless of course, some blowhard gives away the hot moments.

Though I think it’s wonderful that Eric Mangini is branching out, surely there must be some way for David Chase to reshoot the series finale to give Mike Francesca a richly deserved cameo.  It doesn’t seem right that Chris Russo’s IMDB filmography is more impressive, however slightly.

4 responses to “The Cruelest Of All Ways To Awaken”

  1. The Feed says:

    I thought Francesa played Vito?

  2. David R. says:

    I thought Steve Sommers was the shylock!

    Anyway, since we’re discussing The Sopranos & sports talk radio – Mr. Colin Cowherd (& his phone-in buddy, Peter King) waxed David Chase’s tadpole for a good long while yesterday, comparing the show to must-see-TV like Cheers, Seinfeld, and, of course, Unsolved Mysteries.

    Mr. Cowherd also said there was nothing on TV last night except for, yes, Criss Angel: Mindfreak. As a fan of The Shield and the Red Sox, I almost took offense, but since Colin’s clearly a fan of … MAGIC!, I let it slide.

  3. Hot Shit College Student says:

    I’m with CC on that one. Magic and eyeliner are a step up from FX’s testosterone and tears show, and New England sports.

  4. kt says:

    i’ve never seen a minute of the sopranos and as such was watching the the bosox/yankees at a local tavern.

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