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The Sopranos: The Ride

Christopher has a surprise for everyone. Tony finds comfort in sticking with his traditions. An Italian street fair places Paulie in an awkward position.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x9
Production Number: S609
Airdate: Sunday May 07th, 2006

Director: Alan Taylor
Writer: Terence Winter

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Dec 05, 2006

Guest Stars
Angelo MassagliAngelo Massagli
As Bobby Baccalieri, Jr.
Arthur J. NascarellaArthur J. Nascarella
As Carlo Gervasi
Artie PasqualeArtie Pasquale
As Burt Gervasi
Brianna LaughlinBrianna Laughlin
As Domenica Baccalieri
Cara BuonoCara Buono
As Kelli Lombardo
Carl CapotortoCarl Capotorto
As Little Paulie Germani
Edoardo BalleriniEdoardo Ballerini
As Corky Caporale
Francis EsemplareFrancis Esemplare
As Nucci Gualtieri
John "Cha Cha" CiarciaJohn "Cha Cha" Ciarcia
As Albie Cianflone
John BiancoJohn Bianco
As Gerry Torciano
Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies
As Julianna Skiff
Kimberly LaughlinKimberly Laughlin
As Domenica Baccalieri
Lenny VenitoLenny Venito
As James "Murmur" Zancone
Louis GrossLouis Gross
As Perry Annunziata
Max CasellaMax Casella
As Benny Fazio
Miryam CoppersmithMiryam Coppersmith
As Sophia Baccalieri
Patricia McCormackPatricia McCormack
As Liz La Cerva
Sylvia KaudersSylvia Kauders
As Mrs. Conte
Tony DarrowTony Darrow
As Larry Boy Barese
Will JanowitzWill Janowitz
As Finn Detrolio
William DeMeoWilliam DeMeo
As Jason Molinaro
Biagio TripodiBiagio Tripodi
As John Campisi
Dennis PredovicDennis Predovic
As Eddie Lind
Diane MartellaDiane Martella
As Old Woman at Parade
Francis W. ErigoFrancis W. Erigo
As Old Woman in Church
Francisco BurgosFrancisco Burgos
As Latino Kid #2
Frank CarloFrank Carlo
As Teenager
Gabriel CanoGabriel Cano
As Latino Kid #1
Gene RuffiniGene Ruffini
As Charels Russamano
Jeremy SchwartzJeremy Schwartz
As Biker #1
Jonathan Del ArcoJonathan Del Arco
As Father Jose
Maria HernandezMaria Hernandez
As Latino Woman
Pietro GonzalezPietro Gonzalez
As Hispanic Guy
Sonny PasseroSonny Passero
As Man in Crowd
Susan VaronSusan Varon
As Joan Gillespie
T.R. Shields IIIT.R. Shields III
As Dale Hutchins
Tanya P.Tanya P.
As The Virgin Mary
Vic NotoVic Noto
As Biker #2
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
Frank Vincent (1)Frank Vincent (1)
As Phil Leotardo
Joseph R. GannascoliJoseph R. Gannascoli
As Vito Spatafore
Episode Notes
Ratings: This episode was seen by 8.5 million people according to the Nielsens.

The flashback scene in which Christopher tells Tony about Adriana's death was originally a part of "Long Term Parking" but was cut from the episode before airing.

The Feast of Saint Elzear, which takes place during this episode, traditionally occurs on on September 27th.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Beniamino GigliViva Il Vino Spumeggiante 
Buddy MilesMidnight Rider 
Fausto LealiA Chi 
Fred NeilDolphins 
FreeAll Right Now 
Johnny and The HurricanesRed River Rock 
Johnny ThundersPipeline 
Myron FlorenJohnny Oslo Schottische 
Rocky and the RiddlersFlash and Crash 

Episode Quotes
Vendor: What if it rains? The Ohio State Fair gives you a rebate for bad weather.
Paulie: Yet another reason I don't live in Ohio.

Tony: (to Dr. Melfi) I told you my feelings, every day is a gift...It's just - does it have to be a pair of socks?

Paulie: I'm busy managing the feast.
Silvio: Vice President in charge of calzones.

Cultural References

Christopher is seen watching the horror flick Saw during the episode.

The Feast of St. Elzear is similar to the flashback in The Godfather II in which money was pinned to a statue.

Tony: (to Paulie) You're doing a heck of a job there, Brownie.

Tony is referecing the same line that George W. Bush made to FEMA director Michael Brown after the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

Christopher: This is what I'm talking about, stately Wayne Manor.

Wayne Manor is Batman's home.

Episode References
The clock shows 3:00AM as Paulie waits for his biopsy results. In "From Where to Eternity," Christopher wakes from his coma and reveals that the ghost of Mikey Palmice and Brendan Filone told him to tell Paulie "three 'o-clock."

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