COPY-Kelly Ripa joins other fans in feeling cheated by "Sopranos" finale

Published: Jun. 11, 2007 at 3:03 PM EDT
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Associated Press - June 11, 2007 10:33 AM ET

NEW YORK (AP) - Kelly Ripa feels cheated by "The Sopranos" finale, just like so many other fans.

The show abruptly went to a black screen while Tony and his family were eating at a restaurant.

Ripa says she was left "feeling empty." She says, "It was like a cheap one-night stand."

She says she hated the way viewers were duped into thinking there'd be a violent ending. Ripa says when she saw Meadow trying to parallel park her car in front of the restaurant she thought "they're blowing up the diner! This is going to be extraordinary!" Instead, there was just silence..

Her guest co-host George Lopez says "for a show that is that ground-breaking," to end with Meadow trying to parallel park, "that's not the ending we're looking for."

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