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The Sopranos Super Bowl Commercial Tops the Competition

  • Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) and AJ (Robert Iler) Soprano reunited last night in a The Sopranos Super Bowl commercial that saw the two plug Chevy's new line of electric vehicles. The 60-second Sopranos commercial, which was by far the most talked-about ad of the night, hearkened back to two major moments from the beloved mob drama: a later-seasons moment during which AJ lectures his sister about hybrid cars, and the series finale, which sees Meadow try (and fail) to parallel park outside Holsten's diner.

    So, is the marquee Super Bowl LVI ad actually part of The Sopranos canon? The Chevy commercial was directed by Sopranos mastermind David Chase, so it certainly looks like Tony Soprano's children survived beyond that infamous cut-to-black.

    Though the rest of Sunday's Super Bowl commercials failed to generate as much buzz, there were a few that resonated with viewers, including Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost's 90-second Amazon ad (which likely cost the company around $20 million in broadcast fees, the New York Post estimates), a Toyota ad featuring Canadian Paralympians Brian and Robin McKeever, and Prime Video's first teaser for its long-awaited Lord of the Rings series.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Sopranos, Super Bowl LVI, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Robert Iler, Super Bowl