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The 10 Greatest Lines In The Sopranos Pilot Episode

It’s no surprise that so many people fall head over heels for the greatest show in the world after watching The Sopranos Pilot episode. Afterall, The Pilot offers a tremendous sample of what makes The Sopranos such a timeless treasure. Of course, the quotes and sayings are a key component. With that said, here are 10 of my favorite lines from The Sopranos Pilot episode.

Tony Soprano's Thoughts on Society

1. “Whatever happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type? That was an American. He wasn’t in touch with his feelings. They didn’t realize once they got Gary Cooper in touch with his feelings, they wouldn’t be able to shut him up! So it’s dysfunction this and that! And dysfunction va fangool!”

Livia Soprano Is Very Set in Her Ways

Livia Soprano is mad while talking to her son, Tony Soprano.
The infamous Livia Soprano, mother of Tony (Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot")

2. “Somebody called here last night, after dark. You think I’d answer, it was dark out!” –Livia

3. “Only if I’m picked up and I’m brought back home. I don’t drive when they’re predicting rain.”      -Livia

Corrado "Junior" Soprano - Because You Can't Blame it All on the Justice Department

4. “I don’t like to…but I’m all agita all the time.”

5. “You can’t blame it all on the Justice Department.”

Junior's venting to Livia while they drive to the BBQ for A.J.'s birthday.

Carmela Soprano - What a bedside manner!

6. “Our existence on this Earth is a puzzle.”

Christopher Moltisanti Is All Over The Place in The Sopranos Pilot

7. “I thought the only sausage they had was Italian and Jimmy Dean.” 

8. “Suppose people stop coming to the restaurant, ya ever think of that?

Christopher Moltisanti at the pork store
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

Herman "Hesh" Rabkin

Hesh Rabkin talking to the wise guys at the Bada Bing in The Sopranos Pilot
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

9. “The man is driven, in toto, by his insecurities.” 

Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero

10. “That’s a shame. A new medication comes along after your gambling gets your hip busted to sh*t.” -Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero

Pussy Bonpensiero near the waterfalls with Hesh Rabkin in The Sopranos Pilot
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

Sopranos Pilot, where are we off to next?

So, what about you? Were any of these Sopranos Pilot lines on your favorites list? What are some of your favorite Sopranos lines from throughout the series? Let’s connect on social media, and subscribe to my blog below.

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