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Back in the day, the first ten minutes of the TV show “Seinfeld” was nothing more than setting up exposition. But now, TV producers are so clever about how to launch a show with bang. The list of shows that have grabbed viewers’ attention on first episode is long indeed. These shows succeed because they have one thing that “Seinfeld” had, and that was genius on first episode.

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He also made an uncredited appearance along with fellow Soprano star Vincent Pastore on the 6th Season episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force entitled "She Creature". (Source: en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org))Schirripa was a frequent guest on the Don Imus radio program. In February 2007, he began to make appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, on Spike TV, siding with Team 3D as their cousin in their ongoing battle against The Latin American Xchange. On October 30, 2007, he appeared on, The Podge and Rodge Show. He also did spots as "Steve the Judgmental Bastard" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and taped several episodes of The Gong Show with Dave Attell, as one of the celebrity judges. (Source:

In 2009, he made a cameo appearance alongside fellow Sopranos actor Frank Vincent in Stargate Atlantis episode "Vegas". (Source: en.wikipedia.org He has appeared on the Tonight Show more than 40 times as a guest and as a correspondent. Schirripa hosted NBC's poker game show, Face the Ace, with the premiere episode airing on August 1, 2009. In the fall of 2010, Schirripa had a guest star role in the digital comedy short film, Lil DPC, from writer/director Michael Ratner, which also features rapper Fat Joe and Blink 182's Mark Hoppus. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

In 2014, Schirripa played Joey on the ABC series Black Box, did voice acting in an episode of American Dad! entitled "Stan Goes on the Pill", and played Vito in the silver screen adaptation Jersey Boys, directed by Clint Eastwood. He will play Father Ed in Chasing Yesterday, a film by writer/director Joseph Pernice, as well as be in the film Houses, by writer/director Jenner Furst, alongside Sopranos co-stars Michael Imperioli and John Ventimiglia. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Schirripa co-hosts a podcast with Michael Imperioli called Talking Sopranos, which began on April 6, 2020. The two provide inside info as they follow The Sopranos series episode by episode. (Source: en.wikipedia.org "Episode 402: Chris Sullivan vs. Susan Kelechi Watson and Jamie-Lynn Sigler vs. Steve Schirripa". Dgepress.com. Retrieved 7 February 2021. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

In addition to his new role as billboard enforcer, Schirripa is currently starring as detective Anthony Abetemarco on the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods." He also cohosts a podcast with fellow "Sopranos" costar Michael Imperioli (who played Christopher Moltisanti) called "Talking Sopranos," on which the actors dissect the HBO drama episode by episode. (Source: www.insider.com)

In addition to his new role as billboard enforcer, Schirripa is currently starring as detective Anthony Abetemarco on the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods." He also cohosts a podcast with fellow "Sopranos" costar Michael Imperioli (who played Christopher Moltisanti) called "Talking Sopranos," on which the actors dissect the HBO drama episode by episode. (Source: news.yahoo.com)

Every episode of The Sopranos was uniquely wonderful and horrible, at once forcing me with its patterned silk-clad Italian-American strength to weep with laughter and seek one-to-five more milligrams of Zoloft. No character arc was each of these more so than that of Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri, the endlessly sweet, often dense, food-loving soldier and caretaker of Junior, who throughout the series slowly gains major power in the Organization. Bacala’s arc was one of the most gutting in the series—and one that, perhaps controversially, made up the entirety of my wedding vows this past September. (Source: www.esquire.com)

I’ll tell you this. There was two episodes that I had to get very emotional. It’s not easy. At the time, I was still living in Las Vegas, and I had an apartment here in Manhattan. It was the winter, I believe, when we were shooting it, and my family lived back home, at the time my daughters are young, and my wife. I was living on Mulberry Street and I was holed up in that apartment for literally like a month, going to work, really just going to work and going home and just getting myself in such a funk. At one point I said to myself, “And I’m doing this why? Why am I doing this to myself?” Because I had to go to such a dark place. (Source: www.esquire.com)

We shot that and it just happened to snow. That was by accident. And we shot it up by West Point and we stayed up there in a hotel for X amount of days so I enjoyed that episode. Also, I’ve told this story before and I don’t want to be rude, but Jim was supposed to laugh when he saw me walk in in a hunting outfit. Do you remember that scene? (Source: www.esquire.com)

I also liked the lake house [“Sopranos Home Movies”], which was the first episode where Bobby has a fight with Tony Soprano. I liked that because it was the four of us [Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano, Edie Falco’s Carmela Soprano, Bobby Bacala, and Aida Turturro’s Janice Soprano]. We were up in Tarrytown or wherever the lake was, and we were up there basically for two weeks shooting all that stuff. It was the first episode of the final season, and sometimes I looked and I said, Man, I can’t believe I’m here with these three great actors—Jim, Edie, and, even after all these years, Aida. I said, Look at this, this is pretty cool. We’re here shooting this, playing monopoly, whatever. I enjoyed that one also. (Source: www.esquire.com)

I knew then that I would forever be Bobby Bacala. People would never forget that name and all of that stuff. I was very lucky—I got a show almost immediately when The Sopranos ended. Within like six months, I was on The Secret Life of the American Teenager with Molly Ringwald and Shailene Woodley. I was on that show for five years. I did 110 episodes, so more than double [I did for] The Sopranos. That was good fortune that I got that job, playing kind of a regular guy with a high school kid, which I was. (Source: www.esquire.com)

And what I told Jim and the guys, I said, “David came to my house to tell me they're killing me.” Jim and the guys, they thought that was good. They said, "Wow, he doesn't do that." or "He hasn't done that much." So I kind of felt, I guess, a little proud? The boss came to the house to tell me in person. So that was a nice thing, you know. And I made it to the next-to-last [episode], so I really proved myself. (Source: www.esquire.com)

I've hardly watched it since it ended. I don't even know if I ever have watched it. I know they're doing a marathon on HBO; I watched my first episode, the first one I shot, and of course I look so much younger. I think it's great. Everyone's talking about it and it still holds up. Listen, the show ended in 2007, 12 years later we're still talking about it. No other show has been like this. No other show every Monday morning every radio show, every TV show, news show wanted to talk to us and talk about the show. It paved the way. It's hard to believe because when you're doing it you don't look back and smell the roses. But now you go, man, it was pretty cool to be a part of that. (Source: www.esquire.com)

The weight of Ginny Sacrimoni (“Ginny Sack”) drove a good deal of action in, you guessed it, “The Weight” (season 4 episode 4). In that installment, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) makes a crude joke about Ginny’s weight. Eventually, the crack gets back to her husband, New York underboss John Sacrimoni (“Johnny Sack”). (Source: www.cheatsheet.com)

Borino-Quinn really brought the Ginny character to life in the episode. She’s oblivious to the uproar over Ralph’s joke, but she struggles privately with her weight. In one moment, the audience sees her succumb to temptation and mow down a stash of candy. (Source: www.cheatsheet.com As the AP reported following her 2010 death (at 46), she went to the audition mainly to support a friend and ended up getting the part of Ginny. Following the end of The Sopranos, Borino-Quinn didn’t work on any other acting projects. Her screen credits consist of her 17 Sopranos episodes. (Source:www.cheatsheet.com))

“First of all I’m not gonna have a funeral, but if I was this would be the song that I’d have. Instead I’m gonna have a video and I’m gonna motherfuck everyone whose ever burned me on it. It’s called ‘Steve Schirripa Motherfucks The World’. I talk about it on [episode 64] of the Talking Sopranos podcast [that he presents with co-star Michael Imperioli]. That’ll be the name of the video. There you go.” (Source: www.nme.com)

 

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