dr. melfi asking tony if he has any thoughts on why he blacked out.

The 10 Greatest Lines In The Sopranos Pilot Episode

It’s no surprise that so many people fall head over heels for the greatest show in the world after watching The SopranosPilot” episode. Afterall, the Pilot offers a tremendous sample of what makes The Sopranos such a timeless treasure. Of course, the quotes and sayings are a key component. With that said, here are my favorite lines from The Sopranos Pilot episode.

Tony Soprano is talking to his therapist. Dr. Melfi, in her office.

1. “Whatever happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type? That was an American. He wasn’t in touch with his feelings. They didn’t realize once they got Gary Cooper in touch with his feelings, they wouldn’t be able to shut him up! So it’s dysfunction this and dysfunction that, and dysfunction va fangool!”

Livia Soprano is mad while talking to her son, Tony Soprano.
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, ("Pilot")

2. “Somebody called here last night, after dark…You think I’d answer, it was dark out!” 

3. “Only if I’m picked up and I’m brought back home. I don’t drive when they’re predicting rain.”

junior is driving and talking to livia soprano.
Junior's venting to Livia while they drive to the BBQ for A.J.'s birthday.

4. “I don’t like to…but I’m all agita all the time.”

5. “You can’t blame it all on the Justice Department.” 

6. “Our existence on this Earth is a puzzle.” 

christopher moltisanti is talking to emil kolar in the back of satriale's.
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

7. “I thought the only sausage they had was Italian and Jimmy Dean.” 

8. “Suppose people stop coming to the restaurant, ya ever think of that?

Hesh Rabkin is talking to the wise guys at the Bada Bing in The Sopranos Pilot
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

9. “The man is driven, in toto, by his insecurities.” 

big puss bonpensiero is talking to alex mahaffey and hesh on the bridge.
The Sopranos, Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

10. “That’s a shame. A new medication comes along after your gambling gets your hip busted to sh*t.” -Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero

Silvio Dante is walking past Vesuvio after setting it on fire.
Silvio Dante had Vesuvio burnt down so Junior wouldn't kill Puss Malanga there.

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So, what about you? Were any of these “Pilot” lines on your favorites list? And what are some of your favorite Sopranos lines from throughout the series? Let’s connect on social media, and subscribe to my blog below!

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