While attending a family funeral Tony decides to visit his father's grave and there meets Fran Felstein, his father's mistress. She has many stories to tell him - she claims to have been one of JFK's girlfriends - and Tony takes an interest in her welfare. She claims that her father had promised her his share of a track he owned but that Hesh had cheated her out of her inheritance. When Hesh decides to sell the track, Tony makes sure she gets her share. The sale causes friction with Phil Leotardo, Johnny Sack's right hand man. As for funerals, Uncle Junior has decided that going to funerals is a good way to get out his house arrest, at least for 5 hours on each occasion. He's taken to scanning obituaries to see what might be available. Christopher has been helping a friend he made in rehab, J.T. Dolan, a TV writer. While J.T. has successfully stayed away from drugs and alcohol, he is quickly developing a new addiction - gambling. Christopher arranges for him to play in their high ...
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The song played during the end credits is "Melancholy Serenade", the theme from The Jackie Gleason Show, which was composed by Gleason. Fran said that Gleason was present at the March 1961 party at which she met President Kennedy. Other references to Gleason are made throughout the show (at Tony B's homecoming party at the Bing). See more
Christopher and JT Dolan are seen smoking inside IHOP restaurant, Denny's has never allowed smoking inside their restaurants. See more
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
What was it like sitting sitting there with Fran?
It was a little weird at first. Here I am comforting my father's mistress, my mother's lyin' there dead.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Are you attracted to her?
Come on, she's old enough to be my mother.
[Dr. Melfi shrugs
Oh, Jesus Christ, it's an expression. Don't cream yourself. I did not want to fuck my mother! You should have seen her in her housedress with that hairnet. This conversation would be over in two seconds.
References Nash Bridges
The Gypsy Cried (In the Style of Lou Christie)
Written by Twyla Herbert
and Lou Christie
Performed by Lou Christie See more