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I loved Megan's dad's Sartre specs.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked his subtly breaking Don's balls -- "Bobby is helping me refill my fountain pen"

Draper family 2, white carpet 0

mh, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Megan just didn't care that much, or found the victory kinda hollow, because she's probably better than SCDP or for that matter advertising.

I wouldn't necessarily say "better" but I think she's realizing advertising is not fulfilling for her in any way. She probably thought that since she'd been striking out in terms of getting acting work that she could get satisfaction from another ostensibly creative field but it hasn't worked out that way.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

this struck me as very odd tbh. suddenly the place is a meritocracy?

i think stan said something at first, when he came back to his office. besides that, did we see anyone talking about it when don wasn't around?

danny houellebecq (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, Peggy and Megan

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

and in that case it's clear Peggy knew it would be a total dick-move to be less than enthusiastic

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf Joan knew it'd be a dick move to be less than enthusiastic about Peggy shacking up, too

mh, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah there were obvious parallels there

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly the way some of you come running to bat for this show the moment someone says something even half-critical about it makes community fanboys look reasonable

― Mordy, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:14 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

asking that a multi-dimensional character (is this really hyperbole or something to you??) be allowed to not represent all women isnt 'being a fanboy'

man down (D-40), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i realized while watching this that they've made stan way more likable than he was when he was first introduced. i like that dude now!

people are reading a lot more into how peggy congratulated megan than i did. i just thought her mind was elsewhere. it's easy to be nice when you're putting your competitiveness on the back burner while you deal with other stuff.

peggy puts too much stock into how events that should be personally significant will be perceived at large. it goes back to her obsession with being a modern, worldly city girl, and it's the same stuff with her looking to joan to tell her how to feel about moving in with abe.

phantompenguin, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stan has definitely become much more appealing

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah he's funny.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love glen. he's like the loaded gun you see go in to the desk drawer in the 1st act.

♆ (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if there will ever be a Stan episode. Ginsberg has already had more character dev.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I quite like him in a comic relief position, a bit like a more knowing Kinsey.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmm yeah he does kinda have a similar role to Kinsey (who was also one-half of a "team" with Peggy)

gr8080 otm about Glen

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

glen and sally being phone pals is pretty great

mh, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOVE Sally's "she tripped over one of Gene's toys"

dan selzer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was totally a Betty Draper move! only Sally is even sneakier

mh, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

loved the roger/sally stuff. thought this was a brilliant episode, they're just mining this surreal banality thing really fucking hard now and it's paying off bigtime.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's the age difference between sally/glen?

phantompenguin, Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 or 4 years i think?

sarahell, Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

creepily large

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

he talked about taking trig, so he's probably either a junior or senior in high school.

sarahell, Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's probably 16, she's probably... 12?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

re-watched this episode lol'd at Peggy's "I do" answer when asked if they should eat, irony escaped me the first time around

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's not known as Creepy Glen for nothing.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just watched the last episode-new fave!

Thought the whole Megan & Don bean pitch was very Samantha & Darren Stevens though.

Loved Pete!

*tera, Sunday, 6 May 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The cast is on Inside the Actors Studio in a few weeks. Pretty stoked.

Darin, Sunday, 6 May 2012 06:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hate that show but I'd probably watch that.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 07:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

who is the blonde on the right, january jones?

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess, though I can't imagine her actually laughing.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 6 May 2012 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my god it's a gilmore girl??

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

fb update from a friend: "Rory Gilmore you get back to Star's Hollow right this instant! You'll always be too young for Pete Campbell."

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think i love the beatles montage

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, there goes the budget for the rest of the season...

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

ginsberg bringing the lols.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

campbell was incredible this ep

johnny crunch, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's incredible that he was able to seduce a gilmore girl, yes.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, Mr. Belding really let himself go.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think she was in a headspace to fuck anyone who didn't have two heads. Pete was lucky. And now he's a stalker. Except, wtf was that heart in the foggy glass? This has disaster written all over it, except this is Mad Men...so we'll probably never see anything about it ever again.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peggy failing at the banter slayed me.

polyphonic, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Beatles montage at the end was a bit on the nose but I thought it worked pretty well.

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

pete in the hotel room also great.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also "on the nose" endings are awesome and adorable. I like it when shows aren't afraid of artifice. That's always been a mad men strength.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, Mr. Belding really let himself go.

― Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, May 7, 2012 3:13 AM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

was it really Mr. Belding?

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i saw "mr. belding" references on twitter and not having seen much saved by the bell i thought it might be a reference to the ad agency foote, cone & belding.

also, i'm drunk right now; been gulping manhattans for two hours.

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 06:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey hey hey, what is going on here?

(The answer is apparently a lot of non-dairy whipped topping)

C-L, Monday, 7 May 2012 06:24 (2 years ago) Permalink


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