“Oh my God, they’re in Southern Jersey. These are North Jersey guys, so that in itself is hilarious. They may as well be on Mars.”
“Pine Barrens” is a classic episode of “The Sopranos:” Nobody learns anything. Paulie and Christopher are a couple of morons who don’t like each other when they start the episode, and they don’t change. They survive because of sheer, extraordinary luck, rather than any skill or woodcraft on their part—they really should be dead. And we never find out what happens to the Eastern European gangster.
Two Assholes Lost in the Woods: An Oral History of the ‘Pine Barrens’ episode of The Sopranos, by Alan Siegel at The Ringer