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My Top 10 Favorite Silvio Dante Lines on The Sopranos

Silvio Dante is Tony Soprano’s trusted consigliere. He has all of the experience and almost none of the baggage. Although, he does have his moments, like when he’s playing poker and you try to sweep his cheese crumbs away. He’s also a pretty animated soccer dad, although, as I’ve mentioned, I know he’s not the first to offer his kid $100 for scoring a goal. So, what are my favorite Silvio Dante lines on The Sopranos? Let’s have a look.

1) “It’s hard to raise kids in an information age.”

Silvio Dante talking to the guys at Bada Bing.
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 9, "Boca"

2) "If you blow that whistle one more time, I'm gonna stick it up your f-- a*s!"

Silvio Dante is yelling at the soccer referee on the field
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 9, "Boca"

3) Sil: Irina, I know you're upset. But let me give you a little advice...

Silvio Dante & Svetlana talking to Irina in Knight in White Satin Armor

"In my business I see girls come and go.
So I know. Time is the great enemy. You've
got a very short window. It's not good to
get too hung up on any one thing.
On the other hand, something new
always comes along. I've seen it a million
times. It's called Passages. It's a book.”

Season 2, Episode 12,
“The Knight in White Satin Armor"

4) "My friend, you don't talk that way to Santa."

Silvio Dante-You don't talk that way to Santa!
The Sopranos, Season 3, Episode 10, "To Save Us All From Satan's Power"

5. "One thing you got to admit, he made a great Santa Claus."

Silvio talking to Paulie and Tony about Pussy playing Santa Claus
The Sopranos, Season 3, Episode 10, "To Save Us All from Satan's Power"

6) Sil: Your wife, her a*s may be improved Artie, but...

Silvio Dante talking to Tony and Paulie at Vesuvio
The Sopranos, Season 3, Episode 10, "To Save Us All From Satan's Power"

7) “I don’t know that we need to be that overstated.”

Silvio Dante quote, "I don't know that we gotta be that overstated."
The Sopranos, Season 4, Episode 4, “The Weight”

8) Sil: When I came to open up one morning, there you were with your head half in the toilet, your hair was in the toilet water...disgusting.

Silvio Dante talking to Chrostopher at the intervention
The Sopranos, Season 4, Episode 10, "The Strong, Silent Type"

9) “You know, things might be a little different, Paulie, if you could accept some responsibility for a change.”

Silvio Dante talking to Paulie
The Sopranos, Season 4, Episode 12, "Eloise"

10. "Do I need to get into specifics?"

The Sopranos, Season 5, Episode 13, "All Due Respect"

11. A Silvio Bonus: "He died."

Silvio Dante talking to Tony in the car about Gary Cooper
The Sopranos, Season 4, Episode 3, "Christopher"

Tony Soprano: : Whatever the fuck happened to Gary Cooper? That's what I'd like to know.

Silvio Dante: He died.

Tony Soprano: You mean because he fought the Sioux in those Westerns?

Season 4, Episode 3, "Christopher"

12. Fine, one more: I'm losing my balls over heeeere!

This f***in’ moron’s playing Hazel? Get the f*** outta here!

Silvio Dante talking to Matt Bevilaqua at the Executive Card Game
The Sopranos, Season 2, Episode 6, "The Happy Wanderer"

What's next?

Are some of these included in your list of favorite Silvio Dante lines? What did I miss? I’d love to hear “the specifics” 😉 

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