I've heard that cliche many times, only in person, though, never in movies or on TV. Little surprise I finally catch it being used on "The Sopranos." No one's got an ear for the culture -- East Coast, West Coast, North and South -- quite like David Chase.
And didn't that pay off last night? Best "Sopranos" in recent memory, expertly done throughout, from the barbed juxtaposition of Tony in Jersey to Carmela -- looking quite fetching -- in Paris to the final shot of a trimmed down Vito. And the scene where Vito's kids read their father's obit was stunning.