Anyway, Pants is sitting with Tony, Sack, Paulie, and Gigi. Sack casually mentions the Mustang Sally hit, and Tony takes offense at the tacit interference. Tony explains that using Burt Young for the hit was Gigi's call, and Tony backed him up on it. Sack is quick to back down, but Joey Pants can't quite contain himself so well. He cracks up and asks, "What's he gonna do, gum the guy to death?" It would have been funnier if he'd said "cough the guy to death," but I still laughed. Joey begs to do the hit, but Tony isn't changing his mind.
Hmm, interesting. I'd heard of the band, but I had no idea Fountains of Wayne was an actual store. That sells fountains. Now that's funny. ["For the record, the band is named after the store, not the other way around." -- Sars] Anyway, Tony shows up sporting a length of PVC pipe, and at first I'm expecting another shakedown scene of some sort, but it turns out he's just shopping. When he notices that Cop Roc is working as a clerk, he laughs. Then he calls him "Shaft," which does little to endear him to an obviously bitter Cop Roc. Despite the slight, Cop Roc politely and patiently assists Tony with his pipe purchase, during which Tony suggests that he write up a nearby statue for indecent exposure. In preparation for next week's Bada Bing-centric episode, we're stripper-free this week, so I guess they had to work the nudity in somehow. Which reminds me to change the channel to V.I.P. Damn it! God really must hate me, because it's friggin' daylight savings time. Not only do I have one less hour to finish the recap, but V.I.P. gets skipped and I'm watching some sort of movie-of-the-week with Corbin Bernsen and Brenda Walsh. Now there's a challenge. Who can identify that one? Hint: They were on a boat. I think. Back on The Sopranos, Cop Roc explains that Boon got him transferred, and he's now no longer eligible for overtime. Tony feels guilty and claims he never told Boon to do any of that. This too does little to endear him to Cop Roc, who reports that Tony's pipe is out of stock.
Das Sopranohaus. Carmela calls Tony to the phone, and it's Boon. I debated whether or not to use this scene for Start-to-Robe, because Boon is berobed in a steam room somewhere, complete with the obligatory Old Guy With Way Too Much Exposed Skin. OGWWTMES is wearing a robe too, so it's twice the robe in a single scene. It's not Tony's robe, though, so the official judges' ruling is that it doesn't count. Anyway, Boon blathers about Cop Roc's fate, telling Tony not to feel guilty, especially because Cop Roc apparently has "severe mental problems." We get a reaction shot of Tony on that one, realizing that maybe he and Chuck Dutton aren't that different after all.