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The Happy Wanderer


Episode Info

Frank Sinatra Jr. provides an amusing cameo as himself in this episode of the hit television series. Mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) tells his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), of his anger at all the "happy wanderers" in the world, those without the cares and concerns he suffers. One responsibility that Tony's looking forward to, however, is control of the "executive game," a poker game for high rollers that he's now inherited from Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese). At a funeral, Tony is forced to deal with the presence of his estranged mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), who's escorted by Janice (Aida Turturro) and her lover, Richie Aprile (David Proval). Janice is pressuring Richie to stand up to her brother and claim what's rightfully his -- namely, control of the mob family. Against his better judgement, Tony allows his old friend and local sporting goods store owner Davey Scatino (Robert Patrick) into the executive game, despite the fact that Davey's gambling problems have been causing trouble with Richie to the tune of eight grand. Davey loses another 45,000 dollars and tries to convince Soprano friend and restaurant owner Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) to loan him the cash to pay Tony and Richie, but Artie can't help. Junior reveals a family secret to Tony about a feeble-minded uncle he never knew he had, and Tony's daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), encounters a problem with her classmate Eric when his sport utility vehicle ends up in Soprano hands. "The Happy Wanderer" first aired on February 20, 2000.


James Gandolfini
as Anthony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
Nancy Marchand
as Livia Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Meadow Soprano
Dominic Chianese
as Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano
Robert Iler
as Anthony Soprano Jr.
Steven Van Zandt
as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico
as Paulie `Walnuts' Gualtieri
Vincent Pastore
as Salvatore `Big Pussy' Bonpensiero
Lillo Brancato Jr.
as Matt Bevilaqua
Lillo Brancato
as Matt Bevilaqua
Chris Tardio
as Sean Gismonte
John Ventimiglia
as Artie Bucco
Joseph R. Gannascoli
as Vito Spatafore
Robert Patrick
as David Scatino
John Hensley
as Eric Scatino
Marisa Redanty
as Mrs. Scatino
Nicole Burdette
as Barbara Giglione
Ed Vassallo
as Tom Giglione
Nancy Cassaro
as Joanne Moltisanti
Nancy Ellen Cassaro
as Joanne Moltisanti
Maureen Van Zandt
as Gabriella Dante
Scottie Epstein
as Quickie G
David Margulies
as Neil Mink
Sharon Angela
as Rosalie Aprile
Tony Kalem
as Angie Bonpensiero
Seth Barrish
as Dr. Freed
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro
as Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa
as Bobby `Bacala' Baccalieri
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
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