Although it premiered over 18 years ago, The Sopranos has a Columbus Day-themed episode that’s still relevant today. The episode, which is titled “Christopher,” portrays the conflicting opinions between Italian-American and Native American communities when it comes to the holiday.
The episode has also inspired a meme for today’s significance. “I’m gonna take action on this,” says Silvio in the image, referring to protesters who threaten to lie down in front of the Columbus Day parade. After the episode aired, Sopranos stars Dominic Chianese and Lorraine Bracco were banned from marching in the real New York Columbus Day Parade.
If you’re looking to see what all The Sopranos and Columbus Day talk is about, here’s everything you need to know about the “Christopher” episode:
What is the “Christopher” episode of The Sopranos about?
Believing that their actions are an insult to Italian-American culture, Silvio (Steven Van Zandt) decides to interfere with Native Americans protesting a Columbus Day parade. He conjures a small mob against the group — although they’re eventually stopped by the police. After the situation unfolds, Ralphie (Joe Pantoliano) threatens the protesters, claiming he’ll reveal the fact that the famous Native American figure Iron Eyes Cody is actually an Italian-American.
While this is all happening, Tony (James Gandolfini) negotiates with the Native American protesters on his own terms. He settles the matter with Assemblyman Ron Zellman (Peter Riegert) and an Indian chief, asking them to call the protest off.
Where is The Sopranos available to stream? Where to watch the “Christopher” episode:
The Sopranos is available to stream on HBO Max and HBO, and “Christopher” is in the fourth season of the series. The series is also available to stream on the HBO Prime Video Channel on Amazon.
Who is in the “Christopher” episode of The Sopranos?
“Christopher” features usual Sopranos cast members like James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, and Michael Imperioli. This episode specifically focuses on Patsy and Artie, who are played by Dan Grimaldi and John Ventimiglia, respectively. Larry Sellers and Nick Chinlund also guest star as Native Americans amidst the Columbus Day protests. Although he’s mentioned several times, Iron Eyes Cody does not star in this episode of The Sopranos.
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