Skip to comments.Clinton spoofs`Sopranos' in Web video (you'll throw up things you ate twenty years ago)
Posted on 06/19/2007 12:24:03 PM PDT by dead
WASHINGTON - The scene: A diner and a jukebox. A nostalgic song. A long fade to black. It worked as a finale for "The Sopranos." It now marks a new beginning for "The Clintons."
Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign on Tuesday unveiled its new campaign song with a Web video that spoofs the final scene of the popular HBO mobster series.
The video and the announcement of Celine Dion's "You and I" as the official Clinton tune cap a monthlong, interactive Internet campaign that drew more than a million viewers to the Clinton campaign Web site and to YouTube, the popular online video display room.
It also illustrates the growing reliance by some of the more technologically savvy campaigns to connect with voters and potential donors in a clever, relatively inexpensive format that is infused with pop culture references, contemporary themes or intimate moments.
Just this week, the campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, posted a video featuring Romney's wife, Ann, narrating scenes of Christmas vacation last year when the family reached the decision to pursue the White House.
In the new Clinton clip, Hillary Clinton, like Tony Soprano, spins through the musical selections in a diner in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., near her home in Chappaqua, as her husband, former President Clinton, quizzes her about the campaign and the song contest winner.
The Soprano touches are subtle but perfectly obvious to any fan of the series.
The music that plays through the video is not Dion's but Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" the same song that Tony Soprano chooses from the jukebox in the show's final scene. At one point, actor Vince Curatola, who played New York mob boss Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni in the series, walks menacingly by the Clintons' table.
Tony Soprano ordered onion rings. Hillary orders carrots for Bill. "No onion rings?" the former president asks forlornly.
"Where's Chelsea?" Sen. Clinton asks. Outside a car tire hits the curb. "Parallel parking," President Clinton replies.
"How's the campaign going?" he asks.
"Well, like you always say, focus on the good times."
"So what's the winning song," he presses.
"My money is on Smash Mouth," he says. "Everybody in America wants to know how it's going to end."
"Ready?" Hillary asks.
The scene fades to black.
But, no, unlike the Sopranos, it's not over. You can click to hear Dion's song. A new page pops up. The most prominent word stands out against a red background:
On the Net:
I couldn't find it on YouTube, despite what the hack AP flack says in this advertisement for the wench. I had to go to her website to torture my eyeballs.
Hillary is a b*tch
David Chase should sue.
Yep - when you think CLINTON - think gangsters.
She’s doomed. (She has evil on her side.)
With all of the serious issues facing a potential presidential nominee, it is good to see her focused on a campaign theme song /s
And that dumba$$ Celine Dion at that - because of course she was the idiot that thought the ransacking and looting of New Orleans after Katrina was a GOOD thing.
roger that hoax-trick-conspiracy.
double-bag technicolor HURL alert, toes-to-scalp and shoot me when i’m done!
As I posted on the other thread, Edie Falco is hot, and Hillary is a hideous beast. So her ad is stupid.
One line missing was talking about his probable indictment.
Yes....we can keep hoping, can’t we????
Wow! She gets 1 million hits. So I went to YouTube because I was so hoping that Fred Thompson beat her with that Sicko skit he did and man I am disappointed...he only got 59,000 hits. How can she get that many more hits than he does? United States of America’s population does not have it’s priorities straight at all.
“Don’t Stop Believin”
Here is what I liked about it: it depicts the Clintons as a bloody, murderous crime family.
Forget David Chase — heck, Tony and Carmella should sue!
Not a bright move on the part of Hillary’s campaign. Someone is bound to come up with a spoof COMPARING the Clintons to the Sopranos.
I thought the only part that was interesting was Bill Clinton and the carrots. First it did show her a little softer. But, why make fun of your daughter????? The song is stupid. Why that got chosen when you want many people to vote for you is beyond me. The fact that she did not pick a current band like Maroon 5 or something like that shows that she is out of step with America!!!!! Well her loss I suppose. Good for us.
except for the fact that it starred the Clintoons, the video was pretty funny.
Hey, at least bill didn’t snap his carrot. :-)
They try so hard to be hip. Painful.
“But, why make fun of your daughter?????”
Because she has always been only a prop for the great Clinton campaign machine.
I’m sure the families of Vince Foster and Ron Brown have long seen the similarities.
Did you ever notice they kind of made the Sopranos republicans or Bush supporters, atleast the parents, I couldn’t figure out if it was a compliment or an insult haha. Besides Tony having a generally conservative attitude, Carmella said things like “well I voted for him”, and it came up when they did the season after 9/11 a couple times too. Also remember in the last episode when AJ was going on a rant and when he said the part about Bush letting Bin Laden go and Paulie yelled “OHH!!”, pretty funny.
They also had them say some critical things too so I guess they just tried to put in some popular political topics people were discussing at the time.
These people are the scum of the earth and I am getting sick and tired of hearing about them!!!!!!!
I almost fell off the treadmill at the gym tonight when I saw that on FNC. Hillary as Tony Soprano? Jeez.....
I figured they’d pick “the bitch is back” for the theme song.
Tony won’t sue, but he might invite them onto his boat.
bill had “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac an old burnt out song at that time...now hillary and her “Don’t Stop Believing” another oldie.
How else can you explain her use of the services of notorious private investigator Anthony Pellicano?
How else can you explain the numerous "Arkancides"?
How else can you explain the murder of Vince Foster - and, in all probability, at least a few others who were once close to her or her husband?
How else can you explain the climate of fear on the part of others in politics who might have challenged her?
And how else can you explain her choice of New York - the biggest mob state in the country - as her launching pad for her presidential ambitions?
Just dropping a hint or two to any superdelegates that might think about supporting Obama or Edwards? Fugettaboudit!
I can say that The Shreeker has NO sense of humor (!!!!!!) This was, undoubtedly, suggested to her by some handler. Nothin’ more embarrassing than a humorless piece of crap trying to tell a joke (Ok, not many things).
I think we agree on that. Please see my post # 35.
Please see my post # 35.
Don’t you mean Bada Ping!
I think the ad was excellent and shows they don’t take themselves too seriously. It was fun and funny, and it will get a lot of play short term. It’s a home run for Hilly - I wish the GOP and conservatives could work a bit at changing their well cultivated image as fuddy duddys or holly rollers.
THIS IS THE CAMPAIGN SONG TO WATCH....GO LEAVE A NICE COMMENT FOR THE WITCH - http://youtube.com/watch?v=UtW9Ptcmm-8
The article notes ‘a long fade to black’ in the Sopranos finale, but it had a sudden cut to black. News writers don’t know much.
Wow! She gets 1 million hits.
And you *believe* that?
How fitting for the Arkansas Mafia Queen and her courtesan.
She is a loser.
Let’s highlight our campaign with a crap ending to a show.
Dead, I’m still laughing at your title.
What happened to your famous tagline?
Thanks for the ping!
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