Every Swear Word on Every Episode of the Sopranos, Ever, in Chronological Order. (video)


76 Responses to “Every Swear Word on Every Episode of the Sopranos, Ever, in Chronological Order. (video)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to see a captioned/subtitled version of this.

  2. jeffallen says:

    This makes any playlist better. Seriously. Cue up any 10 songs, then hit play on both. Amazing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    8:08 GOLD!

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    May I offer my definitive version of Straight Outta Compton.

  5. Johnny Cat says:

    Me too. And the first episode’s AJ classic, “What, no fuckin’ ziti?” and the bystander at Leotardo’s death, “Oh Shit!” were freakishly left out. Good bookends, they.

  6. mack says:

    Okay. Now someone must step up to the equally important work of doing this for “Deadwood,” which should deliver an equally musical, if somewhat more polysyllabic fugue state with the use of the word “cocksucker.”

    Just a suggestion.

  7. j5ive says:

    Nice! Thanks for this Xeni.

    For another take on the same idea check out the ever-entertaining-web-genius Evan Roth’s awesome “Explicit Content Only”. Where he gives NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” the same treatment.


  8. Johnny Cat says:

    First episode had me at hello with AJ saying, “What, no fucking ziti?” when told about Grandma’s health preventing her from showing up with her ziti. I remember that clearly, but it’s not here. The fest is amazing, though.

  9. MarkM says:

    OK, Ill say it:
    I think someone has too much time on their hands.

  10. Anonymous says:

    he should do DEADWOOD next

  11. Anonymous says:

    What the frack? :)

  12. samuraizenu says:

    Since when is douchebag a swearword?

  13. bellebouche says:

    A work of genius! Some very clever pacing in the editing of this and something of a labour of love I’d imagine.

    I’d love to think that there’s a “it’s a retirement community” plea in there but I only made it to 04:16 in before being too unsettled to continue.

  14. Evil Jim says:

    I didn’t need another reason not to watch this series but there it is. 27 minutes worth of it. Did they use any other words in the series?

  15. Sorcerer Mickey says:

    All it needs is a “You’re watching HBO!” sting at the end.

  16. gornzilla says:

    If I wasn’t so lazy, I’d like to put together a video of people riding explosions mixed with yelling, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!”. Oh, and the occasional “I can see my house from here”. That’s been on my back burner for nearly 20 years. Any day now….

  17. duncan says:

    I was wondering who says the most curses? I am thinking it is the lead character…

  18. Bevin says:

    Has anyone seen (or posted) this yet?


    Also: I’m happy to have the opportunity to swear in the comments. Fuckin-A.

  19. Contrasoma says:

    #20: I’ve made it 15 minutes in and haven’t heard it, but yes, that would’ve been a great interjection.

    I’m just impressed by the fact that “Pine Barrens” seems to occupy just about a full minute of the whole reel.

  20. SamF says:

    Someone did something like this with The Big Lebowski a while back. It’s called “The Fucking Short Version”. I think it’s probably on Youtube somewhere.

  21. holtt says:

    How can one forget the short version of Scarface?!


    And I’m with #10 / Elisa. Statistical analysis!

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is an old meme. People have made ‘curse only’ edits of movies with lots of swearing (Goodfellas, Scarface, etc) years before this Sopranos version.

    Even by ‘remix culture’ standards, there’s really terribly creative about it; it’s an old idea and there’s really nothing this director did that puts his/her stamp on it, anyone else could replicate his process, and videos like these prove the overall concept is unoriginal:

    “Scarface” Version

  23. oscar says:

    There’s a bunch of hilarious f-bomb-only edits of movies on YouTube. It’s also reminiscent of the brilliant “profanity only” version of Straight Outta Compton.

    One of the funnier skits on MadTV was The Sopranos edited for broadcast on PAX TV (a religious network, for anyone outside the US):


  24. Anonymous says:

    Fuck. I just got through the entire thing. Fucking finally!

  25. erzatsen says:

    on topic, i respectfully submit Pulp Fucktion:


  26. sirkowski says:

    The Sopranos was aired on network TV, not cable, in Canada, unedited.

  27. Marsha Keeffer says:

    Whoa…mesmerizing indeed!

  28. Anonymous says:

    I liked the part where they said “fuck”

  29. littleblacksambo says:

    Did no one else find this extremely annoying?

  30. Strangepork says:

    rhythmic. I can’t imagine banging away at this for year. Congratulations!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Foxtrot? not a swear! but still funny, im not saying where it is but its under 10min in! listen and you will hear it!

  32. Anonymous says:

    fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking great

  33. DewiMorgan says:

    Awesome. Hilarious in its unremitting repetitiveness, and well-punctuated by those occasional deviations. Great pacing.

    But the best one of these I’ve seen is still the Dr Who one :D


  34. Patrick Dodds says:

    Only made it to 2 mins dead owing to a shortage of fuck-wads.

  35. Anonymous says:

    yot missed the one when AJ says “so what no fucking ziti now” in the first episode.

  36. senorglory says:

    This clip is one part Art, and one part Endurance Feat. I made it about eight minutes in. Now I have a headache, and could use a hug.

    Good work, Mr. Solomon!

  37. Cory Doctorow says:

    Pure genius

  38. Anonymous says:

    yesterday I saw the last episode from soprano…. an fucking, fucking, fucking exceptional movie

  39. Nick CT says:

    I think you’d all like Die Hardererer, an edit of the Die Hard movies I did:


  40. frankieboy says:


  41. Anonymous says:

    OK, I literally LOL’d at the clip at 1:24.

  42. ridl says:

    This is a great outlet for my Valentine’s Day rage. I think I’ll just keep it on a loop until the 14th is over.

  43. bifter says:

    Oh no, my Vimeo player seems to have tourettes disorder. Fuckin, fuck, fuckin, shit, mother fuckin awesome…

  44. gonzilla says:

    Waiting for the BSG version for the use of FRAK.

  45. jonoellis says:

    I think that there might be one missing around about 14:23!

  46. Variable Rush says:

    This also works as a synopsis of the entire series.

  47. Bart says:

    Seems like it’s all “fuck” and “shit”. No “asshole”?

  48. MrWeeble says:

    I am somewhat surprised at the low occurrence of the word “cunt” and its derivatives. In the first 5 minutes of the vid (haven’t watched it all) I counted it only twice (one at about 2:30 and one at about 4:00). Is this because even HBO has a strong taboo against the word or is it just not that a big a part of the vocabulary of Italian American gangsters?

  49. Anonymous says:

    Expect in the next couple of days the A&E version with “forget you”.

  50. Anonymous says:

    And, after watching all this fucking shit i keep swearing fuck…O.o

  51. Anonymous says:

    the impoverishment of english cursing has never been more apparent

  52. SteamKev says:

    Friggin-A! -Those are some really unhappy people.
    Talk about Drama Queens! Fuck!

  53. Andrew Katz says:

    The BBC provides a similar (text-based) service to potential licensees of its programming worldwide.

    See for example: http://www.bbcprograms.com/pbs/catalog/fatherted/docs/flagreport_Father%20Ted.doc

    Presumably this is intended to allow licensees in more childlike jurisdictions to bleep out the relevant naughtinesses.

  54. Anonymous says:

    Here is an aggregator for many condensed versions of movies:


  55. FoetusNail says:

    About 15 seconds. Fuck that shit, who the fuck was the dumb shit who thought this was a good idea, stupid fucking fuck. Someone take that fucking dumb fuck outta my face. Fuck you! You hear me? Fuck you. That stupid fuck is so far past fucked he’s going to have to take a bus back to fucked.

  56. darkbeanie says:

    I’m glad to have seen this. I feel like I understand the whole series now, without having to spend the time watching it.

    On the downside, I think I now have both epilepsy and Tourette syndrome.

  57. Anonymous says:

    It’s not about whether it’s something “new” or not. Can’t you just enjoy the melodic symphony? I’m going to use it every time I feel angry. I love the fact that some people just can’t appreciate something for what it is and feel that they have to turn their noses up at it because it’s been done before. Give me a break.

  58. Anonymous says:

    Ha! “I love you” around 1:30.

  59. J France says:

    I’m surprised (possibly naive) that any station – cable! – would pick up a show with so many expletives and attempt to air it censored.

    Bloody cunting shit double standards about violence. And stuff.

    MrWeeble: I think America in general is a bit touchy about the C word… it’s relatively common (for some, me) in Australia.

  60. Anonymous says:

    The DVD for Robin Wiliams’ “Live on Broadway” special had this as an Easter Egg alongside the family-friendly “every sound effect Robin made during the act” feature.

  61. Anonymous says:

    I think they missed one.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Wow, did anyone actually sit there and watch the whole 27minutes of this ?!

  63. patterson says:

    I got to 2:35 . darn

  64. Elisa says:

    I really demand that this kind of data be visually represented through pie charts, bar graphs or both.

  65. downdb says:

    Now we just need the same thing for Deadwood.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of the MAD TV skit with the Soprano’s re-runs on PAX TV. (airs from 9:00 to 9:05)

  67. Palilay says:

    Anyone else make it past 03:35? What’s the record?

  68. HotNachos says:

    Daaaaamn. Tony can even turn “I love you” into a swear word (1:23).

  69. matthb says:

    Small doses.

    I would have liked more “contexty” clips, and more comic relief a la: “I had her tested for aids” and “toodle-fucking-oo”, but then it probably would have been a 2-hour vid.

  70. Merrybad says:

    F-ing brilliant.
    Glad he left in the silent final scene.

    The final scene had all of us howling “F-!” as we thought our cable had gone out at the worst possible moment. “Don’t Stop–”

  71. rakeshagrawal says:


    (YAVWLOSW = yet another video with lots of swear words)

  72. bardfinn says:

    mrweeble @#6: For a Sicilian-cultured entitled/privileged male, there are two attitudes towards women: Sainted, as in “My Sainted Mother”, and potential sex partner – thus, the word you’re looking for is the Sicilian equivalent of “Prostitute”, Putana. Which is still not /as/ denigrating as the English word you asked about.

  73. Bottlekid says:

    #8, BBC America made the same mistake when it tried to present Trailer Park Boys censored. It was impossible to follow the dialogue with all of the bleeps. You can’t watch an episode titled “If I Can’t Smoke and Swear, I’m Fucked” with bleeps.

  74. HotNachos says:

    @#11 DOWNDB: I second that. It would probably have too many syllables per swear to get the nice staccato rhythm of the Sopranos one, though.

  75. Nelson.C says:

    After about ten minutes it starts to sound like a malfunctioning steampunk engine firing on five out of eight cylinders, or like a perverse Ivor the Engine.

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