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The Happy Wanderer 

Tony's old school friend digs himself into trouble with his gambling, while Tony's family problems only continue to grow.

Director:

John Patterson

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Frank Renzulli
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Vincent Pastore ... Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero
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
David Proval ... Richie Aprile
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
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Storyline

An old high school friend of Tony's, David Scatino, talks him into letting him play in a high stakes poker game. David's on a streak of bad luck and he's also in debt to Richie Aprile, who has banned him from his games until he catches up a bit. When Richie sees David at Tony's game there's trouble. David's problems grow when he can't pay Tony back and has no way out but to give him his son's four wheel drive as partial payment. It puts Meadow in an awkward situation. Richie continues to be a problem for Tony who sees him, Janice and his mother together at a family funeral. Janice eggs Richie on adding to the tension with her brother. Written by garykmcd

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gangster | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Happy Wanderer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In this episode which runs 50 minutes, the word "balls" is used nearly 10 times, or once every 5 minutes. See more »

Goofs

Why were Tony and Riche talking about not paying back the vendors in front of their delivery men? The delivery men could simply tell the vendors they're not going to get paid for the items they're shipping. See more »

Quotes

Corrado 'Junior' Soprano: Keep thinking you know everything. Some people are so far behind in a race that they actually believe they're leading.
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Connections

Spoofs The Honeymooners: Funny Money (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is Strange
Written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson and Ethel Smith
Performed by Mickey & Sylvia
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Best of Season Two
16 May 2019 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

In my opinion, the best episode of Season Two. The picture of gambling as an addiction is painfully real. The deadly tension between Richie and Chris at the poker game is suspenseful and powerful. Frank Sinatra Jr. is great as a man of enormous dignity who knows the rules.


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