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Posts tagged The Godfather
I went to Terry's bar... (23.33)

Axe: Hey, it's me. I went to Terry's bar. The memories came flooding back. Us there at the beginning, right after I got struck by the thunderbolt like Michael with Apollonia. And I was thinking about all that rail shit we used to drink, but we were already drunk from being with each other, so we didn't care. And then I flipped totally to the other extreme. To Paris. That rainy night. We wouldn't get out of bed even though the iPod was playing With or Without You on repeat, and so we ended up listening to it all night.

The Godfather, again. And, er, U2.

They shoot Sonny on the causeway?... (3.20)

Bobby: Wow. You have something you really don't want to tell me about. What happened? They shoot Sonny on the causeway? Otherwise, spit it the fuck out.

Wags: Boyd was right. I just hung up with Patriot Bank. After a wet and hot road show, they are taking out the Ice Juice IPO. Press is getting loaded up with the story as we speak.

Bobby: Shit. They think it's a winner?

Wags: They do. There's more. Charles Rhoades Sr. did take an Uncle Miltie-sized position in the company.

Santino "Sonny" Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. He is the oldest son of the mafia don Vito Corleone and Carmela Corleone. He has two brothers, Fredo and Michael, and a sister, Connie. In the film, Sonny was portrayed by James Caan, who reprised his role for a flashback scene in The Godfather Part II. Director Francis Ford Coppola's son Roman Coppola played Sonny as a boy in the 1920s scene of The Godfather Part II. The Jones Beach Causeway is a tollbooth on Long Island, New York. It is notorious for being the spot where Sonny was murdered by assassins of the Barzini family.

Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle's career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age.

Berle was famous within show business for the rumoured size of his penis. Phil Silvers once told a story about standing next to Berle at a urinal, glancing down, and quipping, "You'd better feed that thing, or it's liable to turn on you!" In the short story 'A Beautiful Child', Truman Capote wrote Marilyn Monroe as saying: "Christ! Everybody says Milton Berle has the biggest schlong in Hollywood." In his autobiography, Berle tells of a man who accosted him in a steam bath and challenged him to compare sizes, leading a bystander to remark, "go ahead, Milton, just take out enough to win".

I see how this is going to go... (36.37)

Bob Sweeney: I see how this is going to go. I'm gonna say no and let me guess uh, teachers' strike? No. Nurses? Or you're gonna release my tax returns? Or I'm gonna find Khartoum's head in my fucking bed?

Bobby: No horses need be harmed in the making of this picture.

Khartoum was the name of the unfortunate racehorse from this famous scene in The Godfather.