Don and Stan’s extremely successful stoner brain storming session. Advertising goons.
Stan is probably the best scene-stealer this season.
Also, Don is right. Hot dogs need mustard, not ketchup. You just like gross food things because you’re stoned, Stan.
Subtle burn by Bert Cooper.
Stop being a whining ass, Harry. You suck this season.
Among all the insanity of tonight’s episode, something especially fucked up…
That was the craziest, most terrifying episode of Mad Men ever.
Jesus fucking Christ…
Holy shit, Mad Men…
That was kinky and sexy.
Well, this is at least the second time that Mad Men has more-than-implied female masturbation.
Love you, Mad Men writers. Between this and how you handled Sally getting getting her period, you all know how to make basic cable tv push depictions of the bodily domain.
Why Mad Men Got the Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination So Very Right (and Why The Newsroom Would Have Failed)
That the show asked us to view the tragedy through the prism of two ad executives arguing about how sad to be within their Madison Avenue office was actually perfect. What a relief that the series did not take an unearned or clunky turn away from the upper-middle-class white world that is 98 percent of its focus. How easy would it have been to use Dr. King’s death to precipitate a Very Special Race Relations Episode? Sorry to pick on Aaron Sorkin once again, but one of the worst things ever on television was Studio 60’s jazzy tribute to Hurricane Katrina. Did a predominantly black band play “O Holy Night” in front of a projected image of a black hand holding a white hand? You’re goddamn right they did.
Sorkin, when you get things wrong, you get them VERY wrong.
Generally, Mad Men has handled historical/landmark events extremely well…The MLK one was no exception.
This episode of Mad Men is an intense rollercoaster, and I have no idea no idea what I think about different aspects of it. Whaaaa?
Just as confused and stunned as Peggy right now.
And in that moment, Don and I officially fell in love with Rachel Menken.
Dawn knows that Joan is someone that commands respect and probably is actually one of the good people at SCDP, and knows that if you stay on her good side that she’ll be willing to teach her how to also command respect at SCDP.
Joan is seems wary of Dawn. It isn’t a racial reason why she’s wary, but Joan sees potential in Dawn and wants to see if it amounts to something…Possibly a Peggy or a younger Joan. If she didn’t think much of Dawn, she would have fired her (or treated her with outright disain like that blonde one from last season). Joan wants to test her, but doesn’t want to let on that she thinks Dawn is something special out of the new crop of secretaries.
Partner Joan may come off as a bitch and too harsh, but she holds everyone (especially the women) to at least as high a standard as she does herself. She believes that just because you work as a secretary doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously.
Well, I just want to hug Don right now.
When he talks about his fears and feelings about being a parent, and opens it to include the fact that he grew up with an abusive parent and had a difficult childhood, he manages to put into words the feelings and reservations I have about the idea of me being a father one day.
Also, this was the best exchange ever.
Bobby: “Someone could shoot Henry.”
Don: “They won’t”.
Bobby: “But they could”.
Don: “Henry’s not that important”.
Because Henry Francis sssuuuucccckkkksssss.
You know you’re an asshole when Pete Campbell is lecturing you on being a better person.
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Okay, Pete just had his awesome moment.
He totally should have punched Harry in the face for being so disrespectful.
I mean, Pete is overall a sorry excuse for a human being, but even he knows that MLK commands respect.
Harry, you are being horrible so far this season.
Looking pissed because you’re accidentally now his mother.
AHHHHH! AAAAHHHH! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!