If the Sopranos were on network TV
On his blog, Ken, a veteran sitcom writer, hilariously reminds us just how annoying The Sopranos finale would have been on network television. For starters, a countdown clock would have run across the bottom of our television screens for at least a month leading up to the finale. The two-hour finale would have been preceded by a one-hour clip show hosted by Bob Costas. Janice would have gotten her own spin-off called Widow With Children.
And as for that controversial last scene? Let's just say Ken's "network version" includes the mandatory Ford product placement, as well as Meadow Soprano morphing into an ass-kicking Sydney Bristow, complete with hot leotards and an Uzi.
Ken knows network television and he got it mostly right. The only thing he left out is the part where Ryan Seacrest appears in an annoyingly cute cameo to tell Tony Soprano that he is "an American Idol." After all, the finale WAS called "Made in America."