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The Bada Bing! (aka the Bada Bing or The Bing) is a fictional go-go bar from the HBO drama television series The Sopranos. It was a key location for events in the series, named for catchphrase "bada bing", a phrase popularized by James Caan in The Godfather. The popularization of the fictional club benefited the real-life go-go bar where scenes were filmed.

The Bing is owned and chiefly operated by Silvio Dante, Tony Soprano's consigliere. Tony's office is in the back room(s) of the Bing, and the Soprano Family often conducts business either in the Bing or these back room(s).

The club's title is a stereotypical Italian-American expression, also rendered as "bada bing bada boom" or "bada boom bada bing". The use of Bada Bing as the name of the club and elsewhere in the series popularized the catchphrase such that it was added to the 2003 Oxford English Dictionary as an exclamation to emphasize that something will happen effortlessly and predictably. Bada bing is imitative of the sound of a drumroll or may also derive from the "bada-bing" sound effect that James Caan's character, Sonny Corleone, makes to describe an up-close shooting in The Godfather.

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