Carmela’s Spidey-senses are telling her that Tony is up to no good—she knows he’s cheating on her but guesses incorrectly that it is with Charmaine. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. And screwed up really bad this time. Dr. Melfi has literally taken Christ out of “Christmas”—she has replaced Him with the word, A sultry version of “Little Drummer Boy” plays at the nudie bar. What do you been eating steak? I think Chase may be using the Aaron-character to represent the impotence of Christianity in the face of evil. The episode has everything – the return of a ‘favourite’ former character in a fascinating backstory that’s interesting to explore, brilliant dialogue and funny one-liners, alongside a beautifully rendered juxtaposition of the mob boss having to deal with the ‘fucking regularness of life’ that we can all relate to it with a Christmas ‘to do’ list (which includes twatting Janice’s Russian, slightly less relatable to, for most people). I’m catholic and find it hilarious. The difference is that Ebenezer actually changes his ways after seeing his grave, shown to him by “the ghost of Christmas yet to come”, who can be seen as death itself. The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com Everything's gonna be alright now Everything's gonna be alright Get down stay up all night now Let's do this one more time Everything will be alright alright Bring it in bring it in what? I’ve Got a Feeling, everything’s gonna be alright! S2E13, “Funhouse”, was all about Tony’s subconscious telling him that Pussy was a rat. Phil 3:20 But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior,21 Who will transform and fashion anew the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His glory and majesty, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to … Yes I know the origin of the term is not in an intent to leave Christ out of Christmas, but it still fits the theme in a contemporary show. All rights reserved #BobMarley #TheWailersOriginal song name is Three Little BirdsOriginal song : https://youtu.be/e3nar3xoJ7A And did we all wear such goofy sweaters back in the ’90s? This–THIS FISH–makes Carmella laugh, AJ get excited and Meadow feel proud of the gift she gave. what abt that night u shot and murdered ur new husband? You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. When the Russian is found badly beaten beneath a sleigh in a window-display, it’s as though Santa himself ran the man down: Chase’s comparison of Tony to Santa Claus might simply be in good fun, just an innocuous bit of holiday good cheer. Episode 36 – Originally Aired April 29, 2001Written by Robin Green and Mitchell BurgessDirected by Jack Bender. I know this because the Bible tells me so. But Tony is also compared, I believe, to someone a bit more sinister than Santa…. Jesus will be there He's the way the truth and the light [Chorus: x4] Everything be alright be alright alright The trouble you face burdens pressing on you All your fears He'll erase He told me to tell you [Bridge:] It's gonna be alright [repeat] Alright alright [repeat] [Chorus:] Everything be alright be alright alright Davey Scatino, we remember, came very close to killing himself while Tony bust-out his sports store. Christopher is far more impressed by The Grinch’s enormous box office earnings than he is by the film’s holiday message of love and brotherhood. But if you could pave the way for me to talk to your uncle, so he could maybe send some guys down and you know, make it uncomfortable for these people. He mischievously gives his audience moments like this one that feed our own uncertainties: Silvio jokingly refers to Pussy as “Fredo,” the great traitor from The Godfather Part II. Everything's gonna be alright We're happy day and night 'Cause we had a little talk with Jesus And everything is gonna be alright. Everything's gonna be alright Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), …To Save Us All From Satan’s Power… (3.10), The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti (1.08), Guy Walks Into A Psychiatrist’s Office… (2.01), Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request… (6.05). Was justice truly served, as the men discuss, in the OJ Simpson trial? pizza shaking right here. Jesus will be there He's the way the truth and the light [Chorus: x4] Everything be alright be alright alright The trouble you face burdens pressing on you All your fears He'll erase He told me to tell you [Bridge:] It's gonna be alright [repeat] Alright alright [repeat] [Chorus:] Everything be alright be alright alright The camera cuts to Tony just as we hear the line, “A newborn King to see.”  The lyric “So to honor him” is heard just as Tony notices Jackie dishonoring him (and his daughter) with a lap dance. Hmm, I don’t recall Gene’s wife having knockers anything like in the Bing. Curto wishes he could have been there for Pussy’s whacking. When Tony takes Jackie into the Mens Room for the Nativity beat down the only thing that could have made it more perfect is if he told him “you’ll shoot your eye out” after he takes that Pistol off him. That’s a fact. Anthony 'A.J.' But let’s put aside Bobby’s time as Santa, because I’m more interested in how David Chase uses. Remember she had her “disability checks” from Seattle. The crew enlists Bobby Baccalieri to replace Big Pussy as Santa at Satriale’s annual gift giveaway. Quick question, having just rewatched this episode. I’m sure Janice dumped him when the music thing didn’t work out. Chorus. Follow @SopranosAutopsyFacebook.com/RonBernardInstagram sopranos.autopsyEmail: Ron@SopranosAutopsy.comIf you’d like to help support the site, please visit my Venmo or PayPal© 2020 Ron Bernard. Bobby revolts at the idea of playing the role because of his shyness, but he finally relents. Not really clear what you are getting at Nate. Aaron was a doofus, but he was sweet (and sort of cute). You have nothing to fear because God is on your side...In your life, there is someone very powerful and loving watching over you, HIS NAME IS JESUS. Apart from that, the analysis above is great, Ron. Tony is makin’ a list, he’s checkin’ it twice, he’s added Janice’s Russian to it, who’s naughty, not nice: When Tony drives to the Russian club to meet his money launderer, the footage is scored with a high hat and snare drum that sound a bit like sleigh bells, in effect making Tony’s red Suburban seem like a sleigh. Oh now you're gonna leave your low life. Never. Is it possible that Tony was already subconsciously suspicious of Pussy back in ‘95 around the time of that real life meeting with Pussy and Jackie at Asbury Park? Tony Soprano: You were told the joint fitters union is under my uncle's jurisdiction. This episode which essentially asks the question “Who will save us from Satan’s power?” closes with an answer that is sadly inadequate: Billy Bass, far from being a representation of Christ, is little more than a bit of disposable pop culture. You're gonna go back to gamblers and we'll figure out a payment plan. The question that preoccupies the crew is whether or not Pussy was an FBI informant as early as 1995. But I thank God in Jesus' name that it's not up to you. And now I see the troubles I see 'em in a different light 'Cause we had a little talk with Jesus And everything is gonna be alright. verse 1. I got a question: is it possible that the Fish-Jesus-Pussy link can end with the fact that Pussy is dead, so God is dead, as AJ (Nietzsche) tells Tony in the car? Tony Soprano: It's gonna cost you. We learn here that Mr. Satriale committed suicide after Johnny Boy Soprano bust-out his butcher shop. Jackie will pay for his transgression against this new, wicked King—he gets a knee to the groin from Tony here, and he pays a dearer price by the end of the season. Of course, Carm wouldn’t be able to make the correct guess as she has never met Gloria Trillo. G D Tell me somethin' good that I don't know. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Carmela Soprano: You heard the term "Comfort Food." The flashback scenes raise all sorts of questions, and some of them will probably never be answered. Friends, don't worry...everything's gonna be alright! We know that Curto himself is an FBI informant. In the closing moments of the episode, Tony receives a Big Mouth Billy Bass from Meadow. Something like a giant sapphire ring?? It turns out they would have been better off finding someone else because Bobby is somewhat lacking in the ‘people-skills’ department. I also know this because after 30 years of serving God, He has never failed me—ever, even though things didn’t always turn out the way I thought or imagined, God has been faithful always! “Everything’s never going to … I’d Kill’em Again if I could” right up there with Scrooge’s ” If they would rather die they had better do it and decrease the surplus population”. If true, I’m sure growing up a non-Catholic Italian-America, in the Italian/Irish Catholic haven that the NY/NJ area was in the mid 20th century, has a profound effect on Chase as a writer. We know that this is unlikely because Agent Skip Lipari mentioned last season that the Feds flipped Pussy only in 1998. HE sees all and knows all. I chuckled when Janice watched the news report about the Russian goon having been attacked while effortlessly tilting a glass of wine with her supposedly injured wrist, that was somehow in unbearable pain when she grieved to her mobster brother about the Russian attacking her. published on 2013-10-23T10:44:48Z Songs from the revival of the Jesus Christ Superstar mastered from the 2012 arena tour featuring Ben Forster, Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles. Or is Chase teasing us the way that the Universe teases us, always hinting at answers but never providing the answers outright? I’m going to add this episode to my yearly list of must watch Xmas specials. 2 The Holy Ghost done told me ev'rything's gonna be alright. I wondered if the show had lost its way a little if I’m honest. It's no time to lose heart. Yet move the emphasis back one word and the meaning changes completely. It's gonna be alright. PS side note- how hilarious was it when Janice says she figured out it was the brother concept was missing from her song. I felt much of this was filler and a low point of the season. Hello everyone, A bracelet, almost glittering and almost soft mesh, like some sort of expensive chain or handcuff? Cameron's anonymous. Artists: David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Song: Everything's Gonna Be Alright Chord Progression D Em G CAPO 1 [Intro] D D [Verse 1] D She raddled the ice in my plastic cup Em I said, "Yes ma'am, fill her up." I put Paulie’s “Him? Somebody once told me that I wasn't of God and my works were in vain. Cards on the table, I thought this episode was pretty much perfect. No one comes. Aaron, with his pen or pencil in his mouth, looks up at Tony and smiles. But Pussy distinguished himself in AJ’s Confirmation episode for being some kind of light in the dark. AJ is high school age and has to be told to thank someone for a gift he may not truly love? (He provokes a spirited five-year old into yelling “Fuck you Santa!” to him.) As the tide rolls in to the desolate beach of Asbury Park and the episode fades out, Kate Jackson and the Campbell Brothers sing, “Jesus told me everything is gonna be alright.”  Their repeating lyric may be a tiding of comfort and joy, but—at least in SopranoWorld—it represents a grasp at hope where none might actually exist. Jesus doesn’t even appear in the episode title: He has been replaced by an ellipsis. Thank you for the fantastic analysis throughout! Tony is enraged (rightfully so) that Jackie Jr. Has lied and cheated on Meadow, (and “bullshitted Tony” as he mentions to Jackie in the kitchen ) and the rage turns to disgust that same Xmas morning when Jackie comes over with a gift, specifically jewelry, for Meadow i’m totally immersed in the “The Sopranos” re-watch, accompanying it with the autopsy episode by episode. I like to think he found someone better for him. Director of Photography Alik Sakharov, who was born in a part of the former Soviet Union, plays one of the Russians here: We also get a quick intro to Valery the Russian here. Everything be alright, be alright alright. Those Soprano women. be alright, be alright, be alright. Also, the stripper coming down in the fashion of an upside down crucifix.. excellent observation. I suppose you are right stating Arkaway is Chase’s way at poking fun at Christianity (or religious nuts). The guys see what they want to see, believe what they want to believe. In the current episode, Aaron falls asleep at Livia’s house just moments before Tony enters the place. Does this seem familiar? Ritchie was a Captain and of course a made guy. I hate rating things but besides a few wise cracks, seeing the Russian wedged underneath a sled and Tony smacking Jackie around not much seems to happen or draw my interest. You also have a “Year without a Santa Claus” Bobby may fit the suit but he can’t fill the Boots. There is a reason to keep yourself nice. In other words, both are ambiguous enough to not really be true consistency errors. Keep up the great work Ron! Bobby revolts at the idea of playing the role because of his shyness, but he finally relents. They said that I was singing a lie, and I should be ashamed. Whatever it is, like I said I’ve felt a certain bleakness about Season 3. But Tony and the guys convince themselves that Pussy had flipped by ’95. Do you think she was exaggerating her pain, or was it real? 1 I've got a feelin' ev'rything's gonna be alright. Bridge. Judas accuses her of wasting resources which would be better served helping the poor. Let me encourage you, God knows what you’re going through and everything is going to be alright. Dr. Krakower wryly eviscerated Carmela’s Catholicism three episodes ago. I noticed Furio is missing from this episode, anyone? He has seemed almost completely absent from SopranoWorld, and His absence is highlighted throughout this hour. I’m pretty sure the tattoo was actually something that James Gandolfini had done in real life so that must not have been James’ hand in that shot. Haha that’s pretty funny, instead of getting transported to Costa Mesa, Sil winds up in Norway during his coma…. Maybe it'll make you feel better. Makes me think of the final season, when Carmela and Meadow vow to not tell Tony about Phil’s goon Coco sexually harassing Meadow, mere seconds before going right ahead and telling him. (2×07). Big ups to this episode for featuring the only sylvio dream sequence in the whole show, It’s too bad we don’t get to see inside Sil’s head more – it seems like an interesting place…. Verse Jesus told me everything's gonna be alright. One of Paulie’s best lines of the series relating to Santa Claus can be heard here; “in the end, fuck santa claus”. Bobby Bacala is enlisted to play Santa Claus. The camera cuts to Tony just as we hear the line, “A newborn King to see.”  The lyric “So to honor him” is heard just as Tony notices Jackie, Todd VanDerWerff wonders in his write-up for this episode, “Has any show gotten as much weirdly tragic mileage out of a bit of cultural ephemera so instantly disposable as. Or it could be Angie was referring to a house they rented or used on occasion. Perhaps it was deliberately done this way to segue into Pine Barrens. When Janice decides to offer to make Christmas dinner and practices her demo with guitar in hand, it makes you wonder if her wrist was really hurting her as much as she claimed – specifically when she talks to Tony about it and he decides to go beat up the Russian with the Christmas display…. In the current episode, Aaron falls asleep at Livia’s house just moments before Tony enters the place. Funny part is Season 3 of Lilyhammer when Johnny is in the hospital with the crazy old dude after getting shot and he calls him “Silvio.” Anyway back to Sopranos..I had mixed emotions on this episode. Bobby Take this. I had no one to turn to But now I found the key It was really simple Just went down on my knees. I wanted to make a couple of small points that I was wondering if anyone else noticed, they don’t specifically relate to this episode but the reemergence of pussy in this episode and the ambiguity of when pussy may have been flipped made me think of both of them. The idea of “buying” a woman’s favor back out of guilt? Just was curious if anyone else noticed this, or maybe I am off base here. Maybe Christine knows your game again, she told me my damn anymore he broke. My favorite moment with him: He’s sitting on the sofa working on the song with the keyboard while Tony sits with his list and Janice and Carmela are in the kitchen. Am I right in thinking Tony first goes out and buys the sapphire necklace Carmela was hoping for, slapping it on the bar counter and saying it cost 50 grand, but then when Carmela opens her Xmas present at the end of the episode it’s an expensive but different piece of jewellery? And everything is gonna be alright. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ECCLESIASTES 8:11-13 “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT” A) Several years ago an Amtrak accident occurred in Maryland! Or heck, maybe Pussy didn’t consider the Jersey Shore to be the same as a “place by the ocean”. Just watched this episode and, as I’ve mentioned in previous comments, this is a first time viewing of The Sopranos for me – I’m binge-watching it in its entirety. Or perhaps just not a house to live in, which is what Pussy was lamenting. I know it, I fucking knew it. Jesus told me everything's gonna be alright. I can’t help feeling that the general Soprano viewing public’s opinion of ‘To Save Us All…’ is overshadowed by its proximity to ‘everyone’s favourite episode’ Pine Barrens.. Jesus wants the best for you. Either way thank you for these great write ups! She let it stew. This belief, probably mistaken, points to the ambiguity and uncertainty that resides at the heart of the series. To each his own.. 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