Nobody's Perfect: The Sopranos' 25 Biggest Flaws

8. Gratuitous Body Functions

Episode Title: "Chasing It" (Season 6, Episode 16)

You would think the producers would have more important things to show than Tony battling a mean case of diarrhea or Adriana vomiting all over an FBI agent. But you'd be wrong. While the show's occasional fascination with bodily functions served a psychosomatic purpose in some instances, in others it was just downright gratuitous. And gross.

Case in point: five episodes after we've last seen—or really even thought about—Vito Spatafore, whose homosexuality was revealed the previous season, there's a fairly inexplicable one-minute scene in which Vito's son, Vito Jr., reacts to his classmates' bullying by shitting in the shower... then stepping in it.

Huh?

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