Former Vice President Al Gore hasn’t stopped believing he can get special favors for being a political figure.

The New York Times reports he got an advance copy of “The Sopranos” finale from Brad Grey, the chairman of Paramount and executive producer of the show.

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Gore, a die-hard fan of the show, and his wife, Tipper, were scheduled to be on a plane for an appearance in Istanbul when the episode was aired, so they petitioned Grey for a copy.

After initially denying Gore advance privilege, Grey decided to hand over a Halliburton-made steel case that contained a copy of the episode with the stipulation that Gore could not get the numeric code to open it until his plane was in the air.

Gore later sent Grey a picture of him trying to open the case on the plane.