Jan. 10 is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of The Sopranos, one of the most important and influential shows of all time, as well as one of the most rewatchable. To celebrate the anniversary, HBO and IFC Center's Split Screens Festival gathered a large portion of the main cast and the key executive producers to take a look back at the show.
On the event's red carpet, TV Guide asked Sopranos alumni to pick their favorite episode for their character or their favorite episode they wrote. Here's what they said.
Jerry Adler (Hesh Rabkin), "A Hit Is a Hit," Season 1, Episode 10 - Watch
"My favorite is called 'A Hit Is a Hit,' when Michael Imperioli wants to be a music producer, and he brings me this song by this group that he loves and he wants my advice, and I say 'a hit is a hit, and this is not a hit.'"
Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco), "Denial, Anger, Acceptance," Season 1, Episode 3 - Watch
"I love the episode when Edie [Falco] hires me and Artie [John Ventimiglia] to do the party and I start realizing how my relationship with her is falling apart. And I had fun with Artie, 'stop squeezing the quail!'"
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi), "Pax Soprana," Season 1, Episode 6 - Watch
"I have a lot of them, but personally I really liked when [James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano] tried to kiss me. He was sweet and put his hand on my face. I was like 'Oh my God, here he comes!'"
Terence Winter, Executive Producer, "Long Term Parking," Season 5, Episode 12 - Watch
"Probably 'Long Term Parking,' the episode where Adriana (Drea de Matteo) was sadly killed off. I really struggled writing it. It was just so hard to say goodbye to her. But ultimately I loved how it turned out."
The Sopranos is available to stream on Amazon Prime.