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Poor Fredo

Tom Reilly | Friday, April 29, 2011

I don’t like to knock our esteemed cartoonists. I know I have no chance of doing better. However, I saw something in PleasaNDville yesterday that truly offended me. Freddy Corleone is not Michael’s younger brother. Fredo is older than him, the middle child between Sonny and Michael. This is not just a minor detail; after Michael becomes the Godfather, Fredo feels betrayed, as if he was passed over. Freddy becomes involved in an assassination plot against Michael, who discovers his brother’s treachery and eventually has him killed at the end of the film. If you’re going to make a reference to important cultural figures, get the facts right.

Tom Reilly

junior

Knott Hall

April 28