To mark the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos, HBO decided to have a little fun on Twitter. Anyone who wanted a Sopranos-style nickname simply had to ask for one, and users came out in droves to see what HBO had in store for them. The responses were ultimately pretty hilarious, and users seemed to have a ton of fun.
The Sopranos originally came to television on January 10, 1999. The show focused on Tony Soprano, a mob boss with a penchant for physically tormenting those who crossed him while battling his own mental demons, who was played by the late James Gandolfini.
The series spanned eight years, including 86 episodes across six seasons. To celebrate the anniversary, HBO decided to offer up nicknames to anyone who asked.
“In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos, I’m handing out Soprano nicknames today. Who wants one? FYI if you tell me your first name, this is way easier for me,” HBO wrote.
And people were quick to reply.
The Sopranos-style nicknames weren’t the only things HBO dished out in celebration of the anniversary. They also sent out baked ziti.