Tony gets sick from food poisoning and blames Artie's restaurant. Pussy, meanwhile, reaches the end of the line.

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Meadow's graduation is finally at hand and she decides on which college to attend. Tony is having something of a rough time with a severe bout of food poisoning. In his sick bed, he has interesting dreams about those around him. He also finds Pussy's wire so they go fishing along with Sylvio and Paulie. Pussy won't return. Tony is arrested at home when his mother Livia and her sister are stopped at the airport with stolen airline tickets. At Meadow's graduation, Tony has a final chat with David Scatino, the man whose gambling debts to Tony and Richie Aprile led to his ruin. Written by garykmcd

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9 April 2000 (USA)  »

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According to Todd A. Kessler, he was summoned to David Chase's office and told he was fired the same day they both received an Emmy nomination for writing the season finale. Kessler was able to convince Chase to give him a second chance, but was subsequently let go again during production of the third season. See more »

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In the restaurant when discussing their daughters' futures, Artie refers to his daughter as "Heather" whereas in previous episodes, she is named Chiara. See more »

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Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: In a few weeks, we're gonna be opening up the books, again. I'm gonna propose you for membership. Congratulations.
Christopher Moltisanti: I earned it, too. Got no spleen, Gene.
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Featured in The Sopranos: Remember When (2007) See more »

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Ain't Too Proud to Beg
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Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield
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Hail and farewell
16 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

FUNHOUSE is as unique an episode as PINE BARRENS. Tony gets food poisoning, which in one of the series' funniest scenes, he tries to blame on an unnerved but obstinate Artie Bucco. In his delirium, Tony dreams he is on the boardwalk with all his cronies, in a sort of WAITING FOR GODOT tableau. Only Pussy sits motionless, staring out to sea, and later he abruptly vanishes. In a later dream, Tony is looking at fresh-caught fish on ice, when one of them starts talking to him in Pussy's voice. It is a foreshadowing, of course, and Tony finally accepts that Pussy is a traitor. Livia has her last moments as Tony skunks her big-time (we all know Nancy Marchand died right after this). To add to the bizarre situation, Tony imagines mounting a very horny Melfi on her desk -- and he can't wait to tell her. The tragic ending of this episode will haunt the Fat Man for the rest of the series. A classic episode, involving a fateful boat ride, and that hints of Greek and Roman drama, but also of Fellini and even good old Tobe Hooper. A must-see.


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