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:
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.