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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Cast

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episodes title and the plumbers name in the episode, "Mr. Ruggerio", might be a reference to Angelo Ruggerio. Angelo was a member of the Mafia whose home phone was wiretapped by the FBI in 1981. 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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Connections

References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife
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Performed by Alabama 3
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Pissing in the wind
28 July 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

A comic episode. The FBI decides to bug "the sausage factory," otherwise known as the Soprano homestead. This proves difficult, with people coming in and out at all times of the day and night. Tony meanwhile must deal with Patsy, who knows Tony killed Patsy's brother. Soon enough, Patsy is standing in Tony's backyard, with a pistol aimed squarely at Tony's head, who is inside and highly visible through a window. The FBI boys are just yards away, in a panic over what to do. The episode with Artie pointing a rifle at Tony was dark and serious, while this episode is played strictly for laughs (although there is that one moment when you're not sure what's going to happen with Patsy). It's a Keystone Kops delight. To add to the merriment, Carm takes Adriana with her to tennis lessons, only to find her hunky instructor is leaving and a female instructor with eyes only for Adriana is taking over. Plus Tony's water heater blows up. Can't this guy ever catch a break?


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