Sunday, 31 May 2009

The Sopranos - Weatherfield style

I'm a recent convert to The Sopranos and am now catching up slowly, watching it series by series on DVD. My Carmela impression is coming on a treat: "Toawnee! Wan' sum cworfee?" Anyway, I'm noticing some similarities between the family Soprano and Coronation Street.

Jack Duckworth is Tony Soprano. The similarities between Tony's Freudian dreams about losing his ducks and Jack Duckworth's pigeon fetish has not gone unnoticed. Also, just like Tony, Jack has friends on the other side. You know, Blackpool.

Liz McDonald is Carmela Soprano. She's a good wife when she needs to be but she's not averse to flirting with her husband's friends and colleagues. And Liz has been a gangster's moll in her time.

Peter Barlow is Christopher Multisanti. He runs the local gambling gig, has an addiction problem and after his years in the Navy, knows how to take and follow orders.

Becky Granger is Adriana La Cerva. Loose-tongued and easily led, hoping - and failing - to be saved by the love of a good man.

Betty Williams is Silvio Dante. Upset either of these two and you'll get a scowl and a shrug. And both of them are real-life singers too.

And finally, Blanche Hunt is Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano. They headed up their families and neither were willing to give that power up. Also, both spent far too much of their time in court.

And as for a theme tune, who needs Alabama 3 when Corrie has the Weatherfield 1.

See more Mad Men meets Weatherfield,  Coronation Street look-a-likes and The Flintstones on Coronation Street and Tales of the City


Sunny Jim said...

LOL! Simply wonderful.

Tvor said...

Excellent *and* there's a lot of resemblence there esp. Peter and his partner in crime and Blanche in hers!

wwbs said...

Awesome post!
I love the comparison between Blanche and Junior!

Flaming Nora said...

Glad you all like it. I'm enjoying The Sopranos as much as Corrie at the minute, it's fantastic. Can't believe I left it so long before starting to watch it.

wwbs said...

Have you seen Mad Men? If you liked the Sopranos, you'll love Mad Men. Same writer.

Anonymous said...

Haha! All of the comparisons made me laugh so much, this is the funniest thing I've seen in ages, well spotted!

Anonymous said...

I'm not familiar with The Sopranos, ( but certainly am with Corrie :) and I loved the comparisons; they made me laugh, well done!
The resemblances were amazing...even Betty's! ( sorry Betty )

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