The Frank and Fritzy Show

| August 15, 2001

The Frank and Fritzy Show, Web site review by Al Paulson
Are you a faithful watcher of The Sopranos? Did you love the movie Goodfellas? If so, you may want to check out The Frank and Fritzy Show, a weekly Webcast taken directly from FBI wire taps. During a period from 1985 to 1986, the FBI listened in on the daily conversations of one Federico 'Fritzy' Giovanelli, a Genovese crime family soldier. While the Feds hoped to gain information about Giovanelli's mob exploits, most of what they heard was the day-to-day gossip and kvetching of a couple of old hens. Frank 'Frankie California' Condo, a fellow Genovese soldier, has nearly daily conversations with Fritsy where the two talk about everything from impotence to Mussolini. You'd swear by the voices that the tapes were scripted were it not for the rambling and often hilarious banality of the dialog. Each week a new show is posted, complete with a written transcript. Sometimes, as in this case, real life is much funnier than fiction.
--Al Paulson
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