"The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in."I watched the first series of the Sopranos when it was broadcast in the UK years ago, but I haven't really followed it since so all the hoopla about the final episode has rather passed me by.
I did read a profile of David Chase - the prickly chief creator-writer-producer of the show - in Vanity Fair a month or so ago, however, and was tickled by this anecdote:
There's a famous story about an actor who said to Chase what actors often say, "My character wouldn't say this." Chase responded, "Who says it's your character?"
I can't help but note is passing that Aaron Sorkin was a similarly triple-hyphenated creator-writer-producer on The West Wing. Interestingly it seems that neither directs.
Maybe the old joke about the Polish starlet is getting out of date? (Google it if you like.)