It seems tweeters are trying to Neutralize us, the satiric record of Greater New Orleans and its people, with a thread about the Sopranos living on the Northshore.
“What the hell is Neutralize, Newt?” The Editor asked me.
I told him it’s a verb associated with wildly imaginative fiction that sounds like it comes directly from us, but it doesn’t.
“Let’s do a plagiarism check,” The Editor said.
It told him that’s not a good idea.
“We don’t want to make false accusations,” I said.
“Just think of it as people who think like us. The tweeters say Carmela, Tony’s wife, makes a damn good Goombah Ya-Ya.”
I asked The Editor if I could post some of the best of the Northshore Sopranos thread on our site and he said OK after I said it will get more hits than Tony has delivered in his lifetime. So here I go.
Brennan, and I don’t mean Myles Brennan, kicked things off with his inspired “Sopranos” TV series revisionist pitch.
The Sopranos but Tony and Carmella live on the Northshore. Opening credits is Dr. John playing “Woke up this morning” and depicts Tony driving a GMC Denali with an LSU sticker getting onto the southbound Causeway— Brennan (@brincommunicado July 25, 2020
The goofy idea led to hours of work-shopping late into the night and into the next morning.
The Sopraneaux— Dr. Marilyn Funroe (@dangerblond) July 25, 2020
Ooohhh yeah, “The Sopraneaux.” Stealing it and changing it to “The Sopraneauxs.” Of course, Dr. Funroe gets all the credit and whatever residuals come her way.
The plotlines capture the spirit of a spectacular spoof of “The Sopranos,” the HBO drama about families of Italian-American mobsters in New Jersey. Hey, the plotlines are another opportunity to pilfer, this time while using my Brother’s chicken-stained fingers to copy and paste. Once again, the credit and checks will go to others.
Meadow has to cross the lake and buy her weed from a kid at the Boot because all the dealers on the north shore are too scared of her dad to sell to her.— I don’t dance (@NeauxParking) July 26, 2020
Tony does crawfish boils in his Mandeville McMansion where of course he’s in charge of boiling. He throws in some Italian sausage from Terranova’s that he gets when doing rounds at his daiquiris shop pickups.— Adolfo Garcia (@ChefAdolfo) July 26, 2020
Carmella went to Southeastern but dropped out after one semester— Brennan (@brincommunicado) July 25, 2020
Yes, but she never tells anyone and wants everyone to think she graduated from LSU— John E. Bialas (@johnebialas) July 25, 2020
Carmella definitely definitely went to Cabrini for high school though.— I don’t dance (@NeauxParking) July 26, 2020
Tony rigs the jury pool when Edwin Edwards gets indicted by the feds again, but in mid-trial the judge gets busted for obscene behavior with his daughters’ friends. T sends Sylvio to bribe the DA who indicted the judge but instead whacks him after Carmela gets a fake subpoena.— Clancy DuBos (@clancygambit) July 26, 2020
Tony plays 9 holes with a sewer and water board employee who is on the take to shuffle convention center money to one or Tony’s contractors but gets the feeling he’s wearing a wire and has him offed in the Mosca’s parking lot.— Mary-Patricia Wray (@marypatriciala) July 26, 2020
Bing! The Sopraneauxs is an instant hit.