Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/19

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Visual Description:  The movie that never said:  Fuggedaboudit.

LEHOL  =  HELLO,  FLUBF  =  BLUFF,  WAMEOD  =  MEADOW,  RARBHO  =  HARBOR   —   Giving us:  EBMDBO

Clue/Question:  When “The Godfather” premiered in 1972, theaters were – – –

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Answer:  MOBBED

(Fuggedaboutit!  I guess everybody wanted to see how they were going to depict page 27!  I must have been about 12 or 13 when my mom got a copy of “The Godfather”.  “Did you read page 27???”  That was the big question on just about everybody’s lips at the time.  Sonny Corleone and bridesmaid Lucy Mancini get it on at his sister Connie’s wedding.  That was pretty racy stuff back then.  It was no “Last Tango in Paris” – also starring Marlon Brando – but I don’t think that was ever a book.

None of today’s clue words came up as new.  Though three of the jumbles appear to be so, with “lehol” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a simple six letter jumble.  I don’t think many found it hard to figure out. 

Fun cartoon of an old style, stand alone, non-multiplex theater.  There are still a few of them around, but they’re getting a little harder to find.  Nothing else too period about it though, except for the sideburns.  The movie never uses the word Mafia!  Not even La Cosa Nostra.  They didn’t want to upset/insult the Italian ACLU.  “Leave the gun.  Take the cannolis.”  Such memorable lines!  Some people insist that “Godfather II” is actually the better movie, but I never bought the premise of Michael having such vivid recollections of his father’s early years back in Sicily.  He has those *flashbacks* as though it was his own life, but it was papa Don Corleone’s!  I enjoyed it of course, but I just didn’t find that particular vehicle very convincing/credible.  Fun Monday Jumble though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/19”


  1. 1 David October 21, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    MEADOW?

    Is DLH saying he thinks MEADOW Soprano succeeded her dad as Don after the pizza parlor snuff ending??? Seems unlikely, but “Keep on believin’.”

  2. 2 WIMPY October 21, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Hey Unc- Kinda easy jumble. Maybe cause Dave and Jeff are easing us into the week, a week when the Bills are 5-1..Wasn’t overly impressed with first half but we got it done. I’m in agreement with you I believe the Godfather 1 was better than all the sequels. I’ll say the same about Rocky as well. Flying up from sunny Florida to Buffalo to see them take on the Skins 11/3. C’mon up to the game Wings and beer are on me..It shouldnt be cold in Buffalo in November right?…. Please tell me right..Wimpy

  3. 3 unclerave October 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Meadow survived?!?!? LOL! Ah, ah, aahh! You know it’s “Don’t Stop Believin”, David. — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave October 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Preliminary reports are showing Buffalo to be between 45 – 49 degrees Fahrenheit, on Sunday, 11/03/19, Wimpy! Partly sunny, not calling for rain, a little breezy. But, it IS Buffalo! Things could go south in a heartbeat!

    We need Matt Milano back! Hopefully, he plays against Philly . . . and doesn’t re-aggravate his hammy. Safe travels, my friend!
    — YUR

  5. 5 David October 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Oh shoot, you’re right about the song title. Per her family, MEADOW was out “parking her car” and on her way in to the restaurant when the series finale ended. Hey maybe she was a co-conspirator. Or even the shooter.

  6. 6 unclerave October 23, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Could be! I’m a little fuzzy about who was sitting at the booth/table of the diner, during the finale. Hey, wasn’t there talk about picking up a new Sopranos series, or movie? I would definitely be up for that! — YUR

  7. 7 David October 24, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I just watched the final five minutes of “The Sopranos” again here:

    Tony enters the restaurant alone, finds Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” on the jukebox, and fires it up. As the mobster legend goes, Tony sits facing the door and looks up to assess each customer coming in so as not to be surprised from behind. He’s waiting for his family to join him. Wife Carmela enters second and sits across from him. Son A.J. enters separately and sits to Carmela’s left. That was as I pictured it.

    But the song title wasn’t the only thing I didn’t quite remember correctly.
    1. It *was* a restaurant but *not* a pizza parlor. In real life, Holsten’s is a brightly-lit ice cream parlor. In the show, it’s set as a dimly-lit family restaurant. The Sopranos are shown being served colas and eating onion rings.

    2. MEADOW is shown parking her car out front. Parallel parking is not her long suit, delaying her entry.

    3. She is then shown running towards the front door of the restaurant. The door is heard to open, and Tony is presumed to see her just as the screen cuts to black and the music is abruptly cut-off mid-title. Many viewers interpret this to represent Tony’s assassination from his point-of-view.

    Most people who infer that Tony dies believe the killer was the guy who enters the restaurant just ahead of Tony’s son A.J., sits at the bar, and twice appears to look over at the Sopranos table. He walks to the restroom located slightly behind Tony’s right shoulder seconds before the end and could have shot Tony from the side, slightly behind.

    But though very unlikely based on the father-daughter relationship in the series, DLH may be on to something: as shown, MEADOW coulda done it.

  8. 8 unclerave October 25, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the clip, David. It leads to a longer interpretation video of the scene. I kept thinking that the woman who enters just before Carmela was Tony’s sister, played by Aida Turturro, but I guess it was just a woman with similar hair. Tony would’ve recognized his own sister!

    A bunch of years ago I thought I saw Edie Falco shopping with a girlfriend at the Palisades Center Mall, in West Nyack, NY. Our eyes met, and I wanted to talk to her, but I didn’t. I loved Carmella, and I’ve always had a little crush on Edie.

    I don’t think that Meadow had anything to do with Tony’s – apparent – death. I guess one could argue that she’s a little like Michael, in “The Godfather”, so maybe this could set up a new “Sopranos”, with Meadow heading up *the family*! That would be a nice twist. Maybe not only Tony died, but also A.J. and Carmella. So, Meadow – somehow – becomes the new boss to avenge her family’s murder! Are you reading this, Chase?!!!

    LOL! — YUR


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