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(1999–2007)

Goofs

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Character error 

Tony shouldn't be worried about his mother testifying against him because she was clearly not mentally stable, therefore Tony's lawyer can easily discredit her.
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None of the characters based or from New York speak with a New York accent.
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On several occasions Dr. Melfi looks at her watch during her sessions with Tony which is considered unprofessional, she could have set a timer or an alarm as most psychiatrists do.
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In the episode "Nobody Knows Anything" in Season 1, Junior says running away from the authorities right before they're about to be arrested is undignified and embarrassing. However, throughout the series we see several mobsters running away.
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Continuity 

The layout of the windows in Dr. Melfi's inner room/office is illogical. That is, in an early episode, we see Tony dodge Silvio in the hallway of Melfi's office building. It appears to be a typical medical plaza building with multiple physician's offices on that hallway (e.g. the dentist Silvio was visiting, the office into which Tony ducked, and Dr. Melfi's office which we also see.) We see Melfi's office here in the middle of the hallway, not on the corner of the building. Therefore, the two sets of windows in Melfi's inner office are illogical. The windows in front of Tony (behind Melfi) make sense, as they are in a straight line from the hallway. However, the windows to Tony's right are not possible, as they would be looking into the office of the neighboring physician's office on the hallway.
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In season 3 Paulie says Green Grove retirement home costs $8,000 a month, then in season 6, he says it costs $4,000.
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Errors in geography 

Many of the characters are shown traveling to areas throughout the NYC/NJ area in minutes are actually very far distances from one another.

The Satriale's Pork Store location, for example, is in Kearny, NJ, which is roughly 25 miles from Tony Soprano's West Caldwell home. And Bada-Bing!, the family's alternate headquarters, is roughly 15 miles away, although it would take 40 minutes to get there on a good day.
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Factual errors 

In the episode "Pine Barrens" in Season 3, Paulie is seen pumping his own gas. All gas stations in New Jersey are "full-serve," meaning that only gas station attendants are permitted to pump gas.
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Several episodes show convicted felons (like Phil Leotardo) visiting prisoners who are incarcerated.

Unless they are blood relatives, this is not allowed by most prison systems, including the ones shown in the series.
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Throughout the series the Soprano family very much follows Italian tradition. Yet when it comes to Anthony Jr. and Meadow's names they seem to deviate from tradition. Italian tradition dictates that the first born Italian son should be named after his grandfather. Hence, Anthony Jr. should have been named Giovanni or John after Tony's father. Likewise Meadow should have been named either after one of grandmothers; Livia or Mary, or at the very least have one of their names as her middle name.
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Miscellaneous 

Angelo Massagli should be credited as Bobby Baccalieri III, not Bobby Baccalieri Jr.
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Revealing mistakes 

In many instances, characters are seen firing semi-automatic pistols (most commonly Beretta 92s). These weapons are clearly stage guns, as the pistols are seen firing multiple rounds with no movement of the weapons' slides.
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