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David Chase on The Sopranos ending - TCA Awards report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 22nd 2007 1:01PM

The SopranosDavid Chase (The Sopranos) won two TCA/TV Critics awards on Saturday night in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

The first, for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, was presented by TCA member Molly Willow of The Columbus Dispatch.

"After eight years of some of the best writing and performances ever on television...we didn't want to see it end -- and as it turns out, we didn't have to," Willow deadpanned, referring to the much debated finale in which Tony Soprano cut to black.

"I don't think any of us has ever enjoyed being so left in the dark," Willow added.

Chase received one of two standing ovations that night -- the other went to retiring TCA member Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News.

"Thank you very much to the TCA," Chase said. "This award means a great deal to us. To be in the same company as other [Heritage nominees] Roots, Sesame Street -- although, we felt we had a pretty good shot at [winning] when we didn't see any Muppets in the audience."

Cast members Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco joined Chase on stage. "I wish we had more of them [here tonight]," says Chase. "Obviously, at the head of that list is Mr. Gandolfini. We all know that without him there would be no show at all -- or a show so different that I shudder to think about it."

Chase also paid homage to past cast members Vincent Pastore, Drea de Matteo, Joe Pantoliano, Annabella Sciorra, Steve Buscemi -- "all those dead people," the producer quipped.

TCA members didn't have much luck getting Gandolfini to open up about The Sopranos finale at the HBO party last week. What about Chase?

"I wasn't going to do this," Chase says, "but somebody said it would be a good idea if we said something about that ending. I really wasn't going to go into it, but I'll just say this...when I was going to Stanford University's graduate film school and was 23 [years old], I went to see Planet of the Apes with my wife. When it was over, I said, 'Wow ... so they had a Statue of Liberty, too.'"

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I honestly....think that this ending sucked,,,,,for sure... but still think of it this way that there were alot of ppl that wanted tony dead, and in that LAME restaurant there were 3 people wanting to kill Kill Tony Soprano

1).The Trucker (ring a Bell)???
The trucker was the brother of that guy that was robbed by Christopher in season 2.....

2). The Black Guys (think back)
The blck guys are the ones who tryed killing Tony But only Shot him in the ear in season 2 and 3..... And Rember that Bobby Told Tony

3). The guy At the Barr....
c'mon, Look in the credits. he is credited as "Nikki Leotardo"......Hmmmm lets see here.... remember in seoson 5 Tonys Trippy dream when tony B. Shot Phil Leotardo???
Phil said " I have Kids They have Kids".... SO he Must be Phil Leotardo Nephew... and also he was seen with the arabs (Ahmed And Mohamed... the guys at the Badda Bing).
*****And When The fishy man gets up and goes to the bathroom i think he is getting a gun loaded and ready...

And Rember The scoups at the train shop when bobby gets shot!!

Everyone is here at the resteraunt

And what about Medows Parking Skills...
1st attempt: FAILED
2nd atempt: FAILED
3rd Attempt: Success!!

The first 2 attempts on killing Tonys Life Throughout The series Failed
***So Could This Mean the *3rd* will be the end of Tony!

and when she is crossing the street The Suv that ran over Phil Leotardo's head passes by her, and parks.!!

And Please Whats Up with that Lame ass Song ***Dont STop Beleiving***

C'mon when they showed the preview it said ****THE FINAL EPISODE EVER****
Couldnt this mean Somthing *The Final Episode EVER*..., DONT STOP Beleiving*
It Is NOt over... There is another part to this.

So there You have it....
3 people wanting Tony dead are in this resteraunt!!!

I think it 3). The Guy at the bar!!
Thanks For looking

Anthony Korisonti

If tou have any other ideas let me know Please

November 21 2007 at 1:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Reminds me of the Simpsons:

Homer: The only danger is if they send us to that terrible planet of the apes. Wait a minute! Statue of Liberty! THAT WAS OUR PLANET! YOU MANICS! YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

August 02 2007 at 12:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well it *is* another way to look at PotA. :)

July 22 2007 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marcus Gorman

David, Mr. Chase, was making a joke about PoTA. A.K.A. not being serious.

July 22 2007 at 5:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow... everyone thought he was a genius, turns out he's an idiot.

Who didn't understand the PotA? I understood it when I first saw it and I was like 8.

July 22 2007 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

does this mean that gandolfini was really a monkey?

July 22 2007 at 2:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He did, just not right after seeing it.

Just like you/us and the ending of The Sopranos...

July 22 2007 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He didn't get the ending of PoTA.

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