Missing Ralph Cifaretto

joe pantolianoThe Sopranos has been off the air for nearly two years now, and as I watch old episodes, I find myself strangely looking forward to any scene with Ralph Cifaretto. Sure, he was an evil prick, snorted lots of coke, had sexual perversions that would make Larry Flynt blush, and killed a ho-ah. Joe Pantoliano, who won an Emmy for the role in 2003, played the part so well that it was a shame it lasted such a relatively short time in the series. Anyway, let’s look at why Ralphie is so great.