On YouTube, ‘The Sopranos’ Ends, Not With a Whimper But a Bang


Not to go all Alessandra Stanley on you or anything, but the fan-submitted Sopranos alternate endings on YouTube really serve as testament to the rich and varied emotional responses that fans had to the show's finale. Some, enraged by David Chase's ambivalence, create videos that cap the show off realistically — a gunshot, a scream. Others, annoyed by demands for TV-standard closure in a series that shook the medium's landscape by rarely offering it, satirize those fans with over-the-top finales like this one, our favorite of the bunch. "You demand a cataclysmic ending?" this video says. "I got ya cataclysmic ending right here."

Sopranos Alternate Ending [YouTube]