The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood 

The FBI has trouble finding a new informant, so they attempt to bug the Soprano home. Meanwhile, Anthony continues to get into trouble at school.

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writers:

David Chase (created by), David Chase
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi (credit only)
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
Jerry Adler ... Hesh
Louis Lombardi ... Skip Lipari
Ari Graynor ... Caitlin Rucker
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Storyline

With Big Pussy Bonpensiero no longer available to wear a wire, the FBI is desperate to get Tony on tape. They decide that bugging his house - specifically the basement where he would sometimes have conversations with Big Pussy. They obtain a warrant that will allow then to break into the house twice: once to determine where in the basement would be the best place to place the bug and then a second time to plant it. The whole exercise turns into a major operation when they assign teams to each of the occupants - Tony, Carmela, Meadow, Anthony Jr. and the cleaning lady Lilliana - to follow then and ensure they don't return unexpectedly. They decide to rebuild an old desk lamp but their first attempt to plant the bug goes wrong when most of the family members return to deal with a crisis. Meanwhile, Tony is hearing rumors about Patsy Parisi who is still grieving for his dead twin and may be out for revenge. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song played over the ending credits is "High Fidelity", by Elvis Costello. See more »

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Quotes

Tony Soprano: [to Gigi, refering to his user name on his labtop computer] Log off, that cookies shit makes me nervous.
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Soundtracks

Hotel California
(uncredited)
Written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley
Performed by Eagles
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Exhilarating start of new season
21 April 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

The Sopranos does have some funny moments, that's undisputed. Most of the time, though, those moments are a brief intermission in an otherwise endless stream of darkness. Not so in the premiere of Season Three, which is probably the single most amusing episode of the show.

Starting where the previous season's finale ended (the execution of Pussy Bonpensiero), Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood sees the FBI nowhere closer to apprehending Tony. One option would be to make Livia testify, but that idea is quickly rejected. At this point, the only way out is to install a bug in the Sopranos' home. Of course, in order to pull that off, they will need a long enough time-frame in which the house is completely empty, with Carmela playing tennis, the housekeeper having lunch with her husband, Meadow studying at Columbia and A.J. doing whatever the hell he does all day. As for Tony, he might be in bigger trouble with Patsy Parisi (Dan Grimaldi) than the feds, since the former is (rightly) convinced the boss had something to do with the whacking of his twin brother.

Even that possible hint of brutality, however, climaxes into a disturbingly funny scene, so grotesque it almost distracts from the main story, which represents a refreshing departure from the show's traditional format: rather than an old-school gangster flick, this episode is a caper à la Ocean's Eleven, the Bureau's operation channeling the lighter spirit of intelligent crime comedies ("Entering the sausage factory" one guy says of Tony's house). Just don't get used to it: starting with Episode 2, it's back to bloody business as usual, so enjoy the fun while it lasts.


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