How would "The Sopranos" have been different if Tony Soprano was played by LUCILLE BALL?
You jest, but Lucy was Frank Sinatra's first choice to play the Angela Lansbury role in The Manchurian Candidate. He knew she could pull off the cold, calculating and evil character that really is a female counterpoint to Tony Soprano. Lucy would have been brilliant!
The theme song would start, "Woke up this mornin', got myself a perm..."
Not even remotely clever.
Gale Gordon would play Don Corleone.
It would have been dropped after the first show.
Waaaaaaaah....Sil, I heard dey' have a new show over at da' Bing... let's say you and me try to be in it.
Lucy trivia: Did you know that before Desi appeared on the scene, Lucy was engaged to ...Broderick Crawford?
Now HE could have been a great Tony Soprano.
Well, that's true r9. And can you imagine the costs of saran wrap, spackle and a freezer just to keep them looking life like?
But I guess you'd make it up not having to hire writers to create sparkling dialogue.
Well, OP, the show probably wouldn't have made much sense as there would have been quite a bit of empty air during the show. You see, Lucy was DEAD when The Sopranos was filmed. She is still dead, and will be dead next year and for years to come.
LOL @ R3
"Babalu" at the Bada Bing.
Mrs. Trumbull would've been Big Pussy.
The carpet would not have matched the drapes.
The notion of Lucille Ball being a Soprano stretches the capacity of my imagination. A member of the Basso family, perhaps.
No doubt Tim Tebow would be playing Tony Soprano's love interest.
Ricky would've allowed her to get that new Italian haircut she had always wanted.
By the sixth season it would devolve into a string of Special Guest Star appearances where each week some B-lister would join up with Tony to perform a cheesy musical number for a school play or local telethon.
Hello Dear Elder brethren,
I'm here to tell you that we Millenials have no idea who Lucille Ball is. Can you give your post the required background information?
As one of the elder brethren to whom R20 is referring, I tremble in fear that morons like him will be responsible for my care when I'm infirm and unable to care for myself any longer.
Instead of having snitches whacked, she'd make them wear hostess pants for a year.
R20: think she's speaking for a generation but, instead, just showing cultural ignorance.
I thought Lucille Ball's grandparents/great grandparents were from Scotland, England or Ireland, certainly not from Italy.
But, that's probably okay since this thread is the most silly of all the Lucy threads. She has wandered into Data Lounge Heath Ledger territory, or most accurately the person who started this thread has wandered into Ledger territory.
This entire thread is like a nightmare you'd have after eating too much Italian food.
Having never seen the show, I believe I am qualified to comment.
Bridge parties would involve nutcups and gunplay.
Carolyn Appleby would be a recurring character who died gruesomely each week (much like Kenny on South Park.)
When William Holden lit Lucys nose afire, she would shoot him in the face.
When Lucy and Ethel (old pussy) pried up John Waynes handprints and signature from Graumanns, John Wayne would be IN the concrete slab.
The Friends of the Friendless would be a violent shake-down gang.
When Harpo Marx mimicked Lucy's movements in the mirror she would shoot him in the face.
And finally, instead of trying to get into show business, Lucy and old pussy would try to get into the drug racket all to comedic effect.
This begs the question, How would "I Love Lucy" have been different if Lucy Ricardo was played by JAMES GANDOLFINI?
R20 bears a strong resemblance to what they found in Gandolfini's underwear when he died. How current. How fresh. How scampi-and-liver.