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The Sopranos: The Test Dream

Tony heads to the Plaza Hotel for some rest, but continues to have nightmares. Meanwhile, Tony Blundetto threatens to have Jersey get involved in the New York conflicts.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: P511
Airdate: Sunday May 16th, 2004

Guest Stars
Al SapienzaAl Sapienza
As Mikey Palmice
Annabella SciorraAnnabella Sciorra
As Gloria Trillo
Chris CaldovinoChris Caldovino
As Billy Leotardo
Frank Vincent (1)Frank Vincent (1)
As Phil Leotardo
Joe SantosJoe Santos
As Angelo Garepe
John FioreJohn Fiore
As Gigi Cestone
John HeardJohn Heard
As Vin Makazian
Joseph SiravoJoseph Siravo
As Johnny Soprano
Leslie BegaLeslie Bega
As Valentina la Paz
Tony LipTony Lip
As Carmine Lupertazzi
Vincent PastoreVincent Pastore
As Big Pussy Bonpensiero
Annette BeningAnnette Bening
As Herself
David ProvalDavid Proval
As Richie Aprile
Joe PantolianoJoe Pantoliano
As Ralphie Cifaretto
Main Cast
James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
As Tony Soprano
Edie FalcoEdie Falco
As Carmela Soprano
Jamie-Lynn SiglerJamie-Lynn Sigler
As Meadow Soprano
Michael ImperioliMichael Imperioli
As Christopher Moltisanti
Robert IlerRobert Iler
As Anthony Soprano, Jr.
Lorraine BraccoLorraine Bracco
As Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Dominic ChianeseDominic Chianese
As Corrado "Junior" Soprano
Tony SiricoTony Sirico
As Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Aida TurturroAida Turturro
As Janice Soprano
Steve SchirripaSteve Schirripa
As Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri
Jonny VJonny V
As Artie Bucco
Steve Van ZandtSteve Van Zandt
As Silvio Dante
Vincent CuratolaVincent Curatola
As Johnny "Sack" Sacrimoni
Drea de MatteoDrea de Matteo
As Adriana La Cerva
Steve BuscemiSteve Buscemi
As Tony Blundetto
Episode Notes
Deaths: Angelo Garepe (murdered); Billy Leotardo (murdered)

The voice on the phone during the dream scene is that of series creator David Chase.

In Tony's dream, the deceased characters that appear are: Carmine Lupertazzi, Johnny Boy Soprano, Big Pussy Bonpensiero, Ralph Cifaretto, Mikey Palmice, Detective Vin Makazian, Gigi Cestone, Richie Aprile, Gloria Trillo and Pie-O-My.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anne MurrayAmazing Grace 
Anne MurrayIn the Garden 
The CommodoresThree Time a Lady 
Frankie Valli & The Four SeasonsPeanuts 
Mahmoud AhmedKulun Mankwalesh 
Sylvia KowalczukClaire De Lune 
VivaldiConcerto in C Major 

Episode Quotes
Angelo: He's in architectural salvage
Charlie: Old fixtures, windows, toilets.
Tony B.: Like Sanford and Son?

Cultural References
Tony B. : Like Sanford and Son?

Sanford and Son was a 1970's television series about a junk dealer Fred Sanford, and his son who lived with him Lamont. The show ran on NBC from 1972-1977.

Episode Title: The Test Dream

According to episode commentary, the episode title refers to dreams in which one arrives at school late and misses a test.

The Godfather

The scene in which Tony gets a gun that was strapped behind the toilet is a reference to a similar scene in The Godfather.

(during the dream sequence)
Annette Bening: I don't want my husband coming out of there with just his cock in his hand.

This is a quote spoken by Sonny Corleone in The Godfather.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Tony is shot at by Lee Harvey Oswald during his dream. This is a reference to the Kennedy assassination, as well as Tony's obsession with the Kennedy family.

(during the dream sequence)
Annette Bening: (about Tony) There's something Bugsy about him.

Annette is referencing Bugsy Siegel, an American gangster prominent in Las Vegas.


Phil Leotardo shooting Angelo Garepe in the car trunk is a reference to Goodfellas in which Frank Vincent's character is killed in a similar fashion.

The Godfather

After Tony Blundetto shoots Phil Leotardo during the dream, the manner in which he leaves the car is identical to that of Sonny Corleone during a scene from The Sopranos.

Episode References
Tony previously dreamed of being in his father's car in "Calling All Cars."

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