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404: The Weight, with Patrick Monahan From What A Time To Be Alive



Johnny Sack Loves His Curvy Wife

As a teenager, Johnny Sack was often teased by his friends for his attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) stunad might refer to as “chubby” or even “fat.” Then, as he became a made man and started to educate himself on issues such as feminism and how the mafia marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, no 90lb moles on their ass), he realized Ralphie Cifaretto needed to die. Hear all about it on the latest episode of Pod Yourself A Gun. Matt and Vince are joined by Patrick Monahan from the What A Time To Be Alive podcast to discuss season 4 episode 4 of the Sopranos, “The Weight.”

We are officially at the halfway point, folks. This is episode 43 of 86, and as discussed on the podcast, maybe a low point for the series. Still a watch-worthy episode with a great Furio shirt and the introduction of some hitmen who have a real elderly McPoyles vibe, but as Patrick points out, it’s the closest the Sopranos comes to making a Frasier-style farce where everyone is saved by their own grace. It doesn’t make sense for these sociopaths. For these reasons, the episode receives the lowest grade the podcast has ever handed out – a solid B+.

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205: Big Girls Don’t Cry, With Rafael Shimunov



Hot off “Commendatori” last week, in which the gang traveled to Italy, the show introduced Furio, and we were treated to arguably the best Paulie Walnuts episode of the show, this week brings us an incredible Christopher episode.

In “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” originally aired February 13, 2000, Chris Moltisante has been signed up (by his girlfriend, Adriana) for a class called “acting for writers,” in which the teacher immediately informs the class that “the actor is an instrument for conveying ideas.”

As funny as Paulie in Italy was, Christopher in acting class might be even funnier, whether it’s crushing at improv, expanding his range with James Dean, or getting offended by the mere sight of one of his classmates’ dumb faces (could you blame him? Mitch from Hartsdale is the worst). Is David Chase better at making fun of therapy or at making fun of the arts? Meanwhile, Furio has come to America, Big Pussy has been passed over, and Richie Aprile has moved into Tony’s mom’s house with his sister, Janice. Once again, this is one of my favorite episodes and it ends with an all-time great tracking shot scene of Furio unleashing strangely humorous ultra-violence.

To help us discuss it all, we have this week’s guest, Rafael Shimunov, from JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice) and The Jewish Vote. I hope he loves our dumb theme song! As always, you can email us at Frotcast@Gmail.com, leave us a voicemail at (+1) 415 275 0030, and support the show by becoming a patron at Patreon.com/Frotcast.