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

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:29 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

He's not known as Creepy Glen for nothing.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:46 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Darin, Sunday, 6 May 2012 06:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hate that show but I'd probably watch that.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 6 May 2012 07:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

who is the blonde on the right, january jones?

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:11 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh my god it's a gilmore girl??

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 02:09 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't think i love the beatles montage

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:04 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

ginsberg bringing the lols.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

campbell was incredible this ep

johnny crunch, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:09 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also, Mr. Belding really let himself go.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:13 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Peggy failing at the banter slayed me.

polyphonic, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:19 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

pete in the hotel room also great.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:31 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

poor peggy, she really got a lot of shit heaped on her this episode, with the "pizza house" phone calls and don calling her jealous and messing up the tag line with cool whip... the writers just did not want to let her win.

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 06:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 07:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

lolled so hard at "pizza house"

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 07:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

and they are pushing the dramatic parallels thing so hard this season. i like it, but it's starting to feel overdone.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 07:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

alexis bledel is really pretty, huh.

expect we'll be seeing trudy pretty soon, probably at the office.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Context is everything, of course, but her face has a very 50s/60s quality about it that I'd never realized before.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 09:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, don puts the needle down near the opening of the side but the song is at the end of the side!

i suspect this will become a major plot point.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

apparently bledel is actually 30 years old but no way does she look it.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

"i suspect this will become a major plot point."

Unlike Lost where that crazy version of RAW POWER where "Search & Destroy" is IN THE MIDDLE OF RECORD and they just never mentioned it again.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, don puts the needle down near the opening of the side but the song is at the end of the side!

I thought they got this right actually...? when he lifts up the needle it's at the end of the record

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, and i thought he put the needle down more towards the middle/end. maybe i need to rewatch, but megan did make a big point about how don had to play this one particular song.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

loved the bit with the elevator

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, and i thought he put the needle down more towards the middle/end. maybe i need to rewatch, but megan did make a big point about how don had to play this one particular song.

She said, "Start with this one," which the Beatles themselves did, as that was the first song they recorded for Revolver.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Monday, 7 May 2012 15:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol @ Don telling Roger he doesn't want Megan to end up like her mother

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm watching this episode pretending Roger is taking acid every time he's off-screen.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tomorrow Never Knows was a great closer to this episode, which takes place around october of 1966, so we see the 'early 60's' coming to a close here; basically, along with Roger's acid trip a while back, Megan laying on her back in the acting class, the elevator thing....it feels like shit is about to get weird, as I like to imagine everything did the second 1967 rolled around.

100% love Megan now btw.

akm, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Beatles thing was so cool. Maybe the fading into the other stuff was kinda eh but it's so great that they were looking for something to replace the Beatles, ended up with that 30-year-old song, and then when he finally hears them it's mind-bending sounds from The Future.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

The rain was foreboding enough...then that elevator thing. Totally over the top ominous foreshadowing but awesome.

And moments like Harry coming to the phone booth because Pete opened the door after they made eye contact then arguing over who initiated...that's why I watch Mad Men.

Regarding the Beatles...Don takes the record off halfway and walks out of the room. He's not impressed with the present/future? The music continued for everyone else.

dan selzer, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

And moments like Harry coming to the phone booth because Pete opened the door after they made eye contact then arguing over who initiated...that's why I watch Mad Men.

this was awesome, biggest laugh of the episode for me

He's not impressed with the present/future? The music continued for everyone else.

last shot was of Don leaving the room. the music continued over the credits.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

and yeah, clearly turning his back on the new generation. He was raised in the 30s! His biggest dream was indoor plumbing lol

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well he also didn't take the acid. But I'm impressed that they're keeping him more than a one-dimensional fuddy duddy. He's clearly ambivalent about Megan's acting dream but he also seems to realize the respect it deserves.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Makes me think of in the Zappa autobio how he characterized the music industry at the time: old out-of-touch dudes smoking cigars and saying "I don't know what this racket is, but it's what the kids love and it sells"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

my reaction to the use of the Beatles went from incredulity --> lol of course, MONTAGE! pot smoking! okay this is a little obvious --> Don taking off the record = point made, perfect

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

And moments like Harry coming to the phone booth because Pete opened the door after they made eye contact then arguing over who initiated...that's why I watch Mad Men.

yeah, this was great. such a perfect snapshot of guilty paranoia, trying so hard to seem "normal" that everything goes weird.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

joan's dismissal of megan was awesome too.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink


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