The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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The capos discuss what to do about the local soccer coach, while Junior's mouth causes him some embarrassment.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Christopher Moltisanti
Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero (credit only)
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
A.J. Soprano
Livia Soprano
Artie Bucco
Det. Vin Makazian
Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)


Everyone seems to be under surveillance by the FBI. Uncle Junior decides to take a holiday with a girlfriend Roberta Sanfilipo. His biggest worry is that she might tell anyone about his particular skills when it come to oral sex. When Tony let's him know he knows all about it, Jubior retaliates by letting it be known Tony's seeing a psychiatrist. He's also thinking of taking it a step further. Tony and several of the other men take an interest in the girl's soccer coach at their daughter's school. He's a good coach and they like him. They're upset when they read that he's leaving to coach a college team - until they learn he's sleeping with one of his students, Ally Vandermeed, who has attempted suicide. Larry Boy Barese and others are looking to move their moms into the same home as Livia - which is proving to be a great place to hide their money and others incriminating material. Written by garykmcd

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7 March 1999 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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This is the only episode in the series directed by Andy Wolk. See more »


When Tony is reading the newspaper article about Coach Hauser accepting the job at the University of Rhode Island, you can see the article stating that the University is located in Providence, Rhode Island. The University of Rhode Island is located in Kingston, RI. While there is a small campus in Providence, this is technically the University of Rhode Island: College of Continuing Education. Besides, the location of where he would be coaching soccer would be at the Kingston campus. See more »


Carmela Soprano: Let's just say your uncle has acquired quite a taste for her.
Tony Soprano: No, shit, Uncle Jun gives head?
Carmela Soprano: World class.
Tony Soprano: The old man's whistling through the wheat field?
Carmela Soprano: Don't be disgusting!
Tony Soprano: Oh, he's a Bushman of the Kalahari!
Carmela Soprano: [laughs]
Carmela Soprano: [laughs] That's why I don't tell you anything 'cause you don't know when to stop!
Tony Soprano: Oh my God, if this ever gets out.
Carmela Soprano: Oh yeah, like you don't do it or any of your friends. Bunch of hypocrites.
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The Sopranos Review: S1E9
27 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

"They made me an offer I couldn't refuse." After the Goodfellas references last week, we get one better as the show quotes The Godfather. The reference is made by the girls' football (that's right Americans! Football, not soccer) coach who the mob, seeing as though many of their daughters play for the team, are not happy that he has decided to leave. The majority of the episode is taken up by Paulie, Salvadore and Chris' attempts to bribe, bully and blackmail the coach into staying. Their attitude soon changes, however, when it is discovered that the coach has slept with one of the girls… multiple times. Naturally the mob would like to kick the guy's teeth in but after a heated discussion with Artie (whose thinking is mostly done by his wife) and a warning from Dr Melfi that she would call the authorities Tony wisely decides against hurting the coach, and opts to allow the police to deal with the situation. It does beg the question of whether Tony has a conscience or was just trying to save his own skin. Meanwhile, in an episode full of immature gossiping, there are rumours that Junior "goes down" with his lady friend Bobby when at Boca Raton, which is seen as a sign of weakness. The word of mouth (Geddit? Geddit?) reaches Tony. Dr Melfi doesn't share his amusement, and Carmela finds his glee a sign of hypocrisy…seeing as though he does it himself. Still, it was nice to see Tony and Carmela get along so well, even if it was at the expense of the Boss. This was one of the finest hours of The Sopranos, as two uncomfortable story lines are juggled with enough humour and self- awareness that the whole think is made very entertaining. Tony fires under-the-radar insults at Uncle Junior at a golf course, such as: Tony: "Uncle Jun', how was Boca?" Junior: Lovely! I don't go down enough!" Tony: "That's not what I heard." It's a cracking scene, but the smile was soon wiped off my face as Junior blurts out to his right hand man that nobody would be able to say anything if he thought about clipping Tony. Whoa. That's some heavy ****. But knowing Junior, Tony's behaviour won't go unpunished. First to get some chastisement is Bobby herself. In a scene accompanied by some beautiful orchestral music, Junior majestically…um, shoves a cake in her face. Still, could be worse. And knowing Junior, it's probably gonna get a lot worse… My Rating: 7.5/10

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