When AJ gets into trouble at school - he and two other boys steal sacramental wine from the church - Tony and Carmela are told he my have ADD. He's suspended from school for three days and is told to visit his grandmother where he lets it slip that Tony is seeing a psychiatrist. The situation causes Tony to reflect on his own times at that age. It was in 1967 that he learned something about his father when he sees his Dad and his brother Uncle Junior beat someone up to collect a debt. As a child, Tony thought his father also showed favoritism to his sister Janice by taking her to a fun fair every Sunday. He decided to find out what exactly they were doing. In fact, his father was conducting business with other mobsters who were also taking their daughters with them as a cover. Written by
Did You Know?
The title refers to a Newark, New Jersey neighborhood known as The Ironbound. It is also referred to as "Down Neck" because of how the Passaic River curves around it looking somewhat like a neck. See more
The psychiatrist at school says Anthony exhibits five symptoms (of nine) of ADD, but then only actually lists four when explaining this to Anthony's parents. See more
What about Pussy?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
He's an acquaintance of mine.
References Howdy Doody
Don't Bring Me Down
Composed by Gerry Goffin
, Carole King
Performed by The Animals See more