All the swear words from The Sopranos
February 9, 2009 6:08 PM   Subscribe

Every Swear Word from The Sopranos there is nothing left to be said, other than NSFW...
posted by HuronBob (69 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the fucking best of the fucking inter-fucking-web? Fuck!
posted by crossoverman at 6:16 PM on February 9, 2009


By about 30 seconds in, the words lose all meaning. I can't imagine watching the whole 27 minutes. But I'm still glad it exists.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 6:16 PM on February 9, 2009


Fuck, someone spent some fucking time putting that shit together.
posted by marxchivist at 6:18 PM on February 9, 2009


I'll have to show it to all those cocksuckers in Deadwood.
posted by crapmatic at 6:18 PM on February 9, 2009 [6 favorites]


The thoughtful posts on mefi are great, but there is more fark and digg SLYT retreads every day. I like mefi precisely because it is not fark.
posted by csw at 6:19 PM on February 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!11
posted by The Straightener at 6:23 PM on February 9, 2009


I don't have time to listen to the whole lecture. Anyone got a transcript?
posted by gwint at 6:24 PM on February 9, 2009


Straight Outta Compton - explicit content only.
posted by plastic_animals at 6:24 PM on February 9, 2009


Spoilers within if you pay attention to characters who stop showing up after a while...
posted by emelenjr at 6:26 PM on February 9, 2009


Shows like this and Deadwood are such tripe.

I am convinced the people like them only because they're titillated by the swearing.
posted by Zambrano at 6:26 PM on February 9, 2009


My word.
posted by Riki tiki at 6:27 PM on February 9, 2009


How incredibly tedious. And I love that show. It's only tripe if you are watching it for the swearing and the violence. Sopranos, unlike Deadwood, is full of brilliant writing and acting.
posted by agregoli at 6:27 PM on February 9, 2009


+1 for the tags.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:29 PM on February 9, 2009


The Deadwood video works up a really hypnotic rhythm after a while. It's like dozing off listening to the rhythm of a train's wheels.

cocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksuckercocksucker
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:32 PM on February 9, 2009 [7 favorites]


As much as I regret my time management choices sometimes, I am not going to watch a half hour montage of 'fuck' and 'shit'.

Instead I switched over to the same dude's lil'er anthropology clips from the Vimeo sidebar and lol'ed.
posted by dgaicun at 6:33 PM on February 9, 2009


I've found my new ringtone. And I'm using all 27 minutes of it.

I really don't like talking on the phone.
posted by bibliowench at 6:34 PM on February 9, 2009 [5 favorites]


Darn tootin'!
posted by Dumsnill at 6:36 PM on February 9, 2009


Say what you will about Al, nobody offers up a cocksucker like Mr. Wu.
posted by hifiparasol at 6:41 PM on February 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


The thoughtful posts on mefi are great, but there is more fark and digg SLYT retreads every day. I like mefi precisely because it is not fark.

Then again, it's great to be able to discuss this on MetaFilter.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:41 PM on February 9, 2009


Shows like this and Deadwood are such tripe.
I am convinced the people like them only because they're titillated by the swearing.

100% Agree, it's mindless and prurient television shows like these two that is causing the continuing downfall of the medium.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:55 PM on February 9, 2009


100% Agree, it's mindless and prurient television shows like these two that is causing the continuing downfall of the medium.

I'm with you guys. Bring on the new Melrose Place! Also, chew my food. It's too difficult.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:04 PM on February 9, 2009 [13 favorites]


Metafilter: causing the continuing downfall of the medium.
posted by iamabot at 7:05 PM on February 9, 2009


All I can say is...awesome!
posted by Xoebe at 7:06 PM on February 9, 2009


Dudes, you're fuckin' high. Deadwood was fuckin' Shakespearean.
posted by notsnot at 7:08 PM on February 9, 2009


In about 1:25 or so, there is an "I love you". I only have seen this show up to the 4th season, I need to go get the rest of the DVDs and see it through to the end. The bitter, motherfucking end.
posted by Xoebe at 7:09 PM on February 9, 2009


Shows like this and Deadwood are such tripe.

I am convinced the people like them only because they're titillated by the swearing.


That would be as asinine as only reading Playboy for the articles...
posted by ob at 7:12 PM on February 9, 2009


Dudes, you're fuckin' high. Deadwood was fuckin' Shakespearean.

Shakespeare's plays had endings.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:16 PM on February 9, 2009


Oh SNAP!
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:18 PM on February 9, 2009


27 minutes, 17 seconds. NOT fuckin bad.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:22 PM on February 9, 2009


In about 1:25 or so, there is an "I love you".

Sure I missed a bunch since I scrubbed through, but there appear to be a few easter eggs in the compilation to break the monotony. My fave was "fuck fuck fuck fuck shit I had her tested for AIDS fuck motherfucker fuck fucking."
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:29 PM on February 9, 2009


The word expletive comes from late Latin expletivus, meaning to fill out. It was introduced into English to refer to various kinds of padding in writing, adding syllables to poetry, filling out books with unnecessary material, etc. Modern linguistic usage describes a word that fills a syntactic vacancy such as using "it" as a dummy subject when the subject is inferred. A more generic definition is any word or phrase that contributes nothing to the meaning of a sentence, which some prudes have taken to mean obscenities. It could be speciously reasoned that The Sopranos is nothing but a vehicle for titillating obscenity and the non-obscene dialogue is only there to fill out the show for time. Therefore,

[expletive deleted].
posted by stavrogin at 7:33 PM on February 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Give Deadwood a break. Shakespeare's plays didn't get canceled after Act 4.
posted by seagull.apollo at 7:35 PM on February 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I never noticed that the woman hardly swear at all.

This really works as a pared-down version of the violent narrative, which is, I'll grant you, a large chunk of the narrative. I love it.

I'm obsessed with the Sopranos and everything I saw in Philly for a year was incorporated into my Soprano-world. And fuck no, I didn't fuckin watch the whole fuckin thing, dildo.
posted by nosila at 7:38 PM on February 9, 2009


women, that is. whooooa man.
posted by nosila at 7:39 PM on February 9, 2009


"Do you have to use so many cuss words?"
posted by wobh at 7:51 PM on February 9, 2009


Enough with all the dirty language. I feel like pancakes. How about you?
posted by maudlin at 7:53 PM on February 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is perhaps the greatest thing on the internet. This is what I've been waiting for. I could turn it off and go home now, but I forget where "home" is.

Just like life, this poignant art piece shows the Soprano's had it right all along....

Life is but a series of fuck, fuck, fuck, fuckin' shit.
posted by revmitcz at 7:54 PM on February 9, 2009


Tarantino extract
posted by kid ichorous at 7:59 PM on February 9, 2009


Semi-related: I know two-word answers are frowned upon on MetaFilter, but "The Wire" is a perfectly acceptable complete answer, right?
posted by avocet at 8:16 PM on February 9, 2009


I wish we had had a thread for the Christian Bale rant. "What don't you fuckin' understand?"
posted by Curry at 8:20 PM on February 9, 2009


Shows like this and Deadwood are such tripe.

I am convinced the people like them only because they're titillated by the swearing.


Dude, people have been saying 'fuck' on network television in the UK since Kenneth Tynan popped one out in 1965. I can assure you that, by this stage, we *aren't* tittilated by the swearing.

But here's what I don't get: if the swearing bothers you so much, how did you manage to sit through a full season? And if you *didn't* sit through a full season -- or even a full episode, how can you possibly characterize it as 'tripe'?

Also: The Canterbury Tales is such tripe. I am convinced people have only been reading it since the 14th Century because of the swearing.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:27 PM on February 9, 2009


Curry... here ya go, buddy
posted by revmitcz at 8:27 PM on February 9, 2009


"The Wire" is a perfectly acceptable complete answer, right?

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.

posted by kid ichorous at 8:28 PM on February 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


People only read Homer because they want to know what happens to the guy's dog.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:36 PM on February 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Aww fuck now I've upset myself. Thanks a lot, you assholes.

Poor Argos :(
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:38 PM on February 9, 2009


Curry... here ya go, buddy
posted by revmitcz


HOW THE FUCK DID I MISS THIS?
posted by Curry at 8:50 PM on February 9, 2009


Remarkably, if you are well versed you can pretty much follow the plot just from these short clips.

But since when is reposting waxy, digg, etc blue worthy?
posted by jckll at 8:58 PM on February 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


The cussing in Deadwood had a specific purpose though, in that if he had used actual realistic period dialogue it would have sounded so tame by modern standards that probably nobody would have realized that they were being extremely vulgar.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:20 PM on February 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


Just for everyone's information, it takes 58 seconds of cursing before you hear a woman.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 11:37 PM on February 9, 2009


I'm not sure how seriously I'm supposed to take the comments about the cursing, since Shakespeare himself was really fond of low humor. In Twelfth Night, he makes a cunt joke, for God's sake.

Anyway, not that anyone has to like the things I like--and my God, do I like Deadwood--but that show was deliberately Shakespearean in all the best ways. The heightened language (yes, including all the naughtiness, which was frequently hilarious), the meticulous examination of character, the use of soliloquy--remember E.B.'s delivery into a mud puddle, or Al holding forth while getting an inept blow job? Who does that any more? Who does it well?

It always kills me when people get het up about using "Shakesperean" as an adjective. It doesn't mean "just as good as Shakespeare" any more than "Beatlesque" connotes "right up there with Lennon/McCartney."

Rant over. Not even really the right thread to dump in, but hey, it's Metafilter. You cocksuckers.
posted by Skot at 12:16 AM on February 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


A.W. Merrick: It was gunfire, and it came from your saloon.

Al Swearengen: Has not the press a duty, Merrick, qualifying its accounts in time of war?

A.W. Merrick: Are we at war now here in the camp? Has that fact been suppressed as well? Absent formal declaration, Al, information which affects this community is not my prerogative to disseminate. To do so is my sacred responsibility.

Al Swearengen: Whores currently disseminating a dose, for example?

A.W. Merrick: To inform within decency’s limits. We’ve had this discussion before.

Al Swearengen: Citizens better die postulating than touch indecent ink.

This is not tripe.
posted by Brocktoon at 12:16 AM on February 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


tfuckingl;dfuckingl
posted by From Bklyn at 12:18 AM on February 10, 2009


Sorry, here's more:

E.B. Farnum: Could you have been born, Richardson? And not egg-hatched as I've always assumed? Did your mother hover over you, snaggle-toothed and doting as you now hover over me?

Richardson: I loved my mother.

E.B. Farnum: Puberty may bring you to understand, what we take for mother love is really murderous hatred and a desire for revenge.

Richardson: Will you give your speech to be Mayor tonight?

E.B. Farnum: Whatever night I give it, count on me not to mince words. 'Electors of the camp, as to who should serve as Mayor reasonable men may differ, but as to who should be Sheriff we all ought speak with one voice and our words should be turn out the maniac Bullock, who set upon the Mayor unprovoked, who beat him with merciless protraction. Bulllock should be murdered! We should rise up and murder Bullock! Thank you very much.'

Richardson: My father didn't liked me.

E.B. Farnum: I'd like to use your ointment to suffocate you.
posted by Brocktoon at 12:20 AM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Come on, this was so much better.
posted by bwg at 2:26 AM on February 10, 2009


Sometimes, not swearing is funnier.
posted by bwg at 3:27 AM on February 10, 2009


Unfortunately, bwg, that wasn't one of those times. Actually, in general, I almost think MadTV is keeping SNL in business by making the latter appear relatively funny.
posted by explosion at 4:11 AM on February 10, 2009


Hey, did MadTV steal that idea from Mr.Show?
Cuz I will mother father chinese dentist those guys!
posted by orme at 4:50 AM on February 10, 2009


That was whack. (more here).
posted by ElvisJesus at 4:50 AM on February 10, 2009


*** SPOILER ALERT *** (to the montage, not The Sopranos):

I did not hear the words "So... what? no fucking ziti?!" Nor did I notice Anthony Jr's utterance it of at least the word "fucking" in the many minutes I watched of it.

Also notably absent, "that's dicked up!"

Somewhere around/between 1:30 and 3:00 into the video: "I Love You" is a swear.

The creator of this video purposefully cut it up so as to not spoil the sopranos for you. You'll see somethings from later seasons early on in the video, and somethings for the first seasons later on in the video. It is not straight-thru.
posted by mrzer0 at 5:05 AM on February 10, 2009


Fuck Ben Kingsley.
posted by stargell at 5:26 AM on February 10, 2009


This channel 4 clip outdoes them all: celebrities swearing
posted by FidelDonson at 5:31 AM on February 10, 2009


i liked the part where they said "shit" and "fuck" over and over
posted by kcds at 6:29 AM on February 10, 2009


Woke up this morning, got my self Little Lord Fuckpants
posted by Smedleyman at 11:13 AM on February 10, 2009


I am convinced the people like them only because they're titillated by the swearing.

Wants me to tell him something pretty.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:49 PM on February 10, 2009


Sometimes, not swearing is funnier.

This was a much funnier implementation of that concept (audio only).
posted by deanc at 8:51 PM on February 10, 2009


if you didn't click maudlin's pancake link, you haven't gotten the most of this thread.
posted by tylerfulltilt at 9:51 PM on February 10, 2009


I am convinced the people like them only because they're titillated by the swearing.

Convinced, eh?

Fuckin' knucklehead.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:22 PM on February 10, 2009


Unfortunately, bwg, that wasn't one of those times.

Well it made me laugh. I actually thought they did a decent job finding actors that look like the Sopranos cast.

At any rate it's still better than 27 minutes of pointless non-stop swearing.
posted by bwg at 10:52 PM on February 10, 2009


Harry Enfield did the not swearing thing too.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 12:12 AM on February 11, 2009


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