Made in America (The Sopranos) - Impact - Parodies


Aspects of the "Made in America" episode—particularly the final scene—have been widely parodied. Shortly after its original broadcast, the ending was spoofed in a promotional video produced by the Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign, which former The Sopranos actor Vince Curatola appeared in. The ending was referred to during the opening act of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2007, performed by Family Guy characters Brian and Stewie and in the Family Guy episode "Lois Kills Stewie", which aired on November 11, 2007. The January 31, 2008 episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, "The Croc and the Rat", featured a parody of The Sopranos' ending after contestant and former The Sopranos actor Vincent Pastore was fired by Donald Trump. "Made in America" is parodied in the series finale of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, "Everybody Hates the G.E.D.", which premiered on May 8, 2009. In the final scene of that episode, the title character and his family members individually arrive at a local diner, while the Bon Jovi song "Livin' on a Prayer" plays on the jukebox. The ending was parodied on the May 23, 2010 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a facetious alternate ending to Lost. Actors Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa appeared as themselves on the Sesame Street special, Elmo's Christmas Countdown, in which The Sopranos' ending was spoofed.

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