Hillary Clinton Is a "Hit" in Sopranos Spoof
It features (to indulgent
's dismay) carrot sticks instead of onion rings, but a video produced by Team
otherwise cannily sends up the series finale of
. In the clip (now featured in our
Online Video Guide
), Hil is seated in a diner when Bill arrives and their (unseen) daughter, Chelsea, labors to parallel park. As Bill grumbles about the carrots and
(aka Johnny Sack) shoots the pair a glare, Hillary peruses a jukebox, ultimately settling on the song chosen via some contest to be her election campaign theme. Clinton's video, though, delivers the sort of unsettling coda David Chase steered clear of: The winning tune is by Celine Dion.
Of his cameo staring down a senator and former POTUS, Curatola tells the New York
, "It's not easy... but as an actor, you do what you have to do."
Washington analysts say the pop-culture riff could go a long way toward humanizing Hillary in a way no big-bucks campaign spending could.
Does Clinton's video make her cooler in your book?