The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Sentimental Education 

Carmela has another furtive romance collapse, while Tony B. throws away a chance to turn his life around.


Peter Bogdanovich


David Chase (created by), Matthew Weiner

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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 (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Steve Buscemi ... Tony Blundetto
David Strathairn ... Robert Wegler
Henry Yuk Henry Yuk ... Sungyon Kim


Tony Blundetto is working hard preparing for his masseur exams. He's also proving to be pretty lucky as well. His current employer, Sungyon Kim, is impressed with his dedication and offers to front the cost of opening a massage parlor with Tony in charge. Then while out for a walk with his wife, he sees a bag thrown from a speeding car in which he finds $12,000. Setting up a business however is proving to be more of a challenge than he expected. He turns to Tony. Carmela's relationship with Wegler has gone to the next step but she is shocked when he breaks it off suddenly accusing her of just using him to get better grades for AJ. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

11 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This episode is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, who also plays Dr. Elliot Kupferberg. See more »


When Tony strips down to take a swim, it looks like he takes his underwear off, Carmela asks "what are you doing, your socks, your underwear" but Tony clearly has them on walking out the door and when diving in. See more »


Sungyon Kim: So, Blondino. Why you fuck me like this?
Tony Blundetto: Fuck you talking about? I got a whole leg coated with neosporin, I just spent an hour with the cops, explaining how it went down.
Sungyon Kim: I don't forget you professional criminal.
Tony Blundetto: Lemme ask you something. If I really wanted to rob you, you think I'd have to put up with *this* bullshit?
Sungyon Kim: Well just so you know.
[opens desk drawer revealing a gun]
Tony Blundetto: I didn't take your truck. I lost my study guide, my fucking flash cards. I'm sick of this fucking prejudice against ...
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »


Performed by Modern Jazz Quartet
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Passions run wild
23 June 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Tony B. is given a golden opportunity to start his own business, with backing from his current boss. In addition, he comes across a sack containing $12,000 (don't ask). Within a few days, he has gambled away the money and ends up in a physical altercation with his employer. The violence as always is sudden, and in this case, on the slapstick side. Meanwhile, Carmela is grooving with David Straitharn's highly educated Mr. Wegler -- that is, until Wegler expresses serious misgivings about Carmela's motives (as well he should). What an episode. It doesn't get much better, even if Tony is in and out (mostly out) of the picture. A delicious moment: Carmela discovers AJ is copying a book report from an old report that got an A-Plus. Carmela is horrified while Tony smilingly wonders if AJ paid for it.

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