Watch Sopranos Super Bowl commercial side by side with Tony Soprano’s original intro

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HIGHLANDS, NJ – We knew it would only be a matter of time before somebody out there put the Chevrolet Silverado EV Super Bowl Commercial featuring Jaimie-Lynn Seigler (Meadow Soprano) and Robert Iler (AJ Soprano) side by side for comparison. The iconic Sopranos intro was filmed ahead of the inaugural season of the hit HBO show in 1999.

A lot has changed in the 23 years since and if you’re from the New York and New Jersey areas, you’ll notice some glaring differences. One of the major differences is the New York City skyline, now filled with hi-rise residential towers in midtown, and sadly, the transformation from the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers to the Freedom Tower. The Twin Towers were destroyed on September 11, 2001, in a terrorist attack two years after the show launched.

One glaring flaw in the Sopranos Super Bowl commercial: Jersey Shore restaurant featured in Sopranos Chevy Silverado EV Super Bowl commercial does not have a charging station

On a lighter note, New Jersey and New York residents will surely notice that nowadays, tolls are paid for with E-Z pass and cost a whole lot more than they did back in 1999. In 1999, the standard Garden State Parkway toll was 35 cents. Today it’s $1.00. In the original James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) can be seen pulling a ticket getting on the New Jersey Turnpike. While those tickets are still in use, Meadow is seen breezing through an E-Z Pass toll lane.

Meadow has traded Tony’s trademark cigar for a lollipop. Instead of passing a cemetery on the way, Meadow instead passes a playground.

While Tony pulls up at his mob boss estate, Meadow pulls up in Highlands, New Jersey, or as they would say in the show, “Down the Shore”. She meets her brother A.J. in front of Bahr’s Landing Famous Seafood Restaurant alongside some electric car charging stations.

Except there’s one glaring problem with this scene…it’s a bit of Hollywood magic…Read this article to see why.