HBO Gave Out ‘Soprano’ Nicknames For The Show’s 20th Anniversary And They Are Genius

Nobody likes being teased with nicknames highlighting our embarrassing idiosyncrasies. Offended? Fuggedaboutit! The Sopranos fans are wearing nicknames given by HBO’s Twitter account like a badge of honor.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the show that once served as the tentpole for HBO, the premium channel’s Twitter account offered to bestow users with a badass nickname befitting of a mobster.

Adweek explained HBO’s in-house digital media team hatched the campaign as a collaboration with the Engine agency, and the requests on the thread came pouring in with people clamoring for Sopranos-inspired nicknames.

On Thursday, HBO tweeted, “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.”

Familiar names like big businesses or celebrities were at the top of the list. Wendy may seem like a sweet girl with her red pigtails, but she is channeling her inner boss.

Lin Manuel Miranda was once bossed around as a bellhop before he became a made man.

Olive Garden was always a part of the mob.

Streaming services like Hulu wanted in on the books.

Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, got a shout out.

HBO will always associate Macaulay Caulkin from his time on Home Alone.

Even the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, who is constantly badgered by users for an edit button, became forever linked with this sobriquet. He wound up updating his display name to match his platform’s decree.

Zombies sprang to life for a nickname.

It was game on for Game of Thrones. They are a part of the HBO familia, after all.

Tennis pro Roger Federer got served.

Business chat app Slack questioned their given gender-binary appellation but then quickly backpedaled.

The Sopranos debuted on January 10, 1999, and ran for six seasons, totaling 86 episodes.

The popular series centered around Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini, who juggled with his family life as a New Jersey-based Italian American mob boss for organized crime.

In 2013, the Writers Guild of America honored the show with the distinction of being the best-written TV series of all time, according to Deadline.

The show catapulted HBO to much-heralded success with The Hollywood Reporter recognizing that it “helped launch [HBO’s] reputation as a destination for talent looking for cutting-edge original series work.”

And here we are twenty years later, still wanting to be a part of the family. So what’s your mob name?