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Mad Men
Mad-men-title-card.jpg
Title Card
Genre Drama
Created by Matthew Weiner
Starring Jon Hamm
Elisabeth Moss
Vincent Kartheiser
January Jones
Christina Hendricks
Bryan Batt
Michael Gladis
Aaron Staton
Rich Sommer
Robert Morse
John Slattery
Opening theme "A Beautiful Mine" (Instrumental)
by RJD2
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Matthew Weiner
Location(s) Los Angeles
Running time approx. 47 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel AMC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original run July 19, 2007 – present
External links
Official website
.Mad Men is an American dramatic television series created and produced by Matthew Weiner.^ A television series is bound to have cliffhangers, and so did Mad Men.
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks .
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ As its fans know well, Mad Men is the brainchild of Matthew Weiner whom, on the the strength of its unproduced, written-on-spec pilot episode, got hired as a writer and executive producer for The Sopranos .

.The show is broadcast on the American cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television.^ Share AMC’s Mad Men is one of television’s most popular shows right now.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ AMC is giving it a chance to stay on and grow, a chance far too few network shows are ever given.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Return of ‘Mad Men’ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just wondering, but what is Mad Men, besides an AMC television show.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It premiered on July 19, 2007 and completed its third season on November 8, 2009.[1] It has been renewed by AMC for a fourth season, which will air in 2010.[2]
.Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.^ New York advertising photography .
  • Panopticist: Mad Men Gets All the Details Right—Except One 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.panopticist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the surface, Mad Men , a drama set at Sterling Cooper, a fictional New York advertising agency in the early 1960s, wouldn't seem to have much in common with the iconic North Jersey mob epic.

^ It's telling that AMC particularly focused its advertising for "Mad Men" directly in New York City .
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[3] .The show centers on Don Draper (Jon Hamm), creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, as well as those in his life in and out of the office.^ She asks senior partner Roger Sterling (John Slattery) if she can have a recently vacated large office, as he passes her casually in the halls.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Return of ‘Mad Men’ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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^ But, like Tony Soprano, creative director Don Draper operates in a world that is almost comically foreign to us: with its nonstop smoking, drinking, and sexual harassment — not to mention the use of plastic dry cleaning bags as children's toys — it truly seems to be set in, well, another century.

.It also depicts the changing social mores of 1960s America.^ It is a great series, depicting the sexual, social mores of the '50's and '60's both in the world of Madison Ave and in America in general.

^ Arlene: I love Mad Men because it depicts a specific era in America in exquisite detail; the costuming, the mores, the language, the historical events.
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That was simply the way things worked in the 1960s (the social changes on college campuses did not filter into the workplace until well into the 1970s).

.Mad Men has received critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity and visual style, and has won multiple awards, including nine Emmys and five Golden Globes.^ He discussed what life was like in the early 1960s, when Mad Men takes place, and the lengths he had to go to to source and create authentic period props for the show.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's pretty rich for a guy that is obsessed with the movie Metropolitan and that has a link to "The George Lucas Usenet Archive" to call people here faggots for criticizing Mad Men.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the characters and historical moment of Mad Men, the paternal leadership and solidity of men was supposed to be the personal iteration of the overall structure of political and religious leadership.
  • Mad Men Mondays: What is going on? - Feministing 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning the award in 2008 and 2009.[4]

Contents

Production

Conception

.In 2000, while working as a staff writer for Becker, Matthew Weiner wrote the first draft for the pilot of what would later be called Mad Men as a spec script.^ Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks .
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Come on Mad Men writers - focus!
  • Panopticist: Mad Men Gets All the Details Right—Except One 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.panopticist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And honestly, if I had to choose between never seeing another Mad Men or Law & Order , it would be really tough.
  • Have You Mad Men-ed Yourself? - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5][6] .Television producer David Chase recruited Weiner to work as a writer on his HBO series The Sopranos after reading the pilot script in 2002.[5][7] "It was lively, and it had something new to say," Chase said.^ As its fans know well, Mad Men is the brainchild of Matthew Weiner whom, on the the strength of its unproduced, written-on-spec pilot episode, got hired as a writer and executive producer for The Sopranos .

^ If you’ve been paying attention, you already know that Weiner wrote the “Mad Men” pilot eight years ago, before his stint as a writer-producer on David Chase’s HBO masterpiece “The Sopranos.” Earlier in his career he was also a writer on the Ted Danson comedy “Becker.” As “The Sopranos” was coming to a close, Weiner shopped the “Mad Men” pilot around town, was famously turned down by HBO, and eventually sold it to AMC, which was just wading into the original series waters.
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^ I'm sure if I read some post-"Whitecaps" interview I could find David Chase saying that it's unambiguous to him that Tony and Carmella's marriage is over.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

."Here was someone [Weiner] who had written a story about advertising in the 1960s, and was looking at recent American history through that prism."^ Collectors Weekly: Can you tell us a little bit about that Mad Men advertising world of the early 1960s?
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More recently, Sarah Jessica Parker who looks like the daughter of Wicked Witch of the East.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People who put together trailers and advertising often completely screw with what a show is really like/about.
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

[7] .Weiner set the pilot script aside for the next seven years – during which time neither HBO nor Showtime expressed interest in the project[5][6]—until The Sopranos was completing its final season and cable network AMC happened to be in the market for new programming.^ Those of us in the UK will have to wait until the new year for the new season, but those teases at AMC, the US cable network that produces Mad Men have put the first episode up in full on their website .
  • Mad Men series three: first episode released online | Will Dean | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Production on his pet project didn't start until the HBO show had run its course.

^ Obviously it's not HD quality, but it's the same as DVD, and as a MM-addict, there is no way I can wait until next year.
  • Mad Men series three: first episode released online | Will Dean | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[7] ."The network was looking for distinction in launching its first original series," according to AMC Networks president Ed Carroll "and we took a bet that quality would win out over formulaic mass appeal."^ As it turned out, back in the late fifties, Daniels had bet a mutual friend of theirs that within two years, his businesspartner would be his wife, and he won.
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^ Most would have been out of the job market for a significant period of time, if they'd ever been in it in the first place.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The reason why I have maintained interest in this series since the very first episode is because I look at it as America before the left took over every aspect of our culture.
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[5][8]

Pre-production

Tim Hunter, the director of a half-dozen episodes from the show's first two seasons, called Mad Men a "very well-run show".
They have a lot of production meetings during pre-production. .The day the script comes in we all meet for a first page turn, and Matt starts telling us how he envisions it.^ Mad Men comes across as the harshest truth of all: nostalgia blinds us all to some extent.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Return of ‘Mad Men’ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's obviously just how he wants things, and how delicious for us as viewers -- we don't know what's coming either.

^ I can’t imagine leaving this world without first finding out how everything all turns out.
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

.Then there's a quote-unquote "tone" meeting a few days later where Matt tells us how he envisions it.^ I also loved how he tried to get her there by telling her about a sandwich!
  • Mad Men Mondays: What is going on? - Feministing 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Sir, we found your business card on the body - can you tell us how you knew the victim?"
  • Mad Men, 'The Color Blue': Reviewing episode 10 | Alan Sepinwall on TV - - NJ.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That’s what Mad Men does; it leaves stuff like that out and tells us later.
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

And then there's a final full crew production meeting...[9]

Filming and production design

.The pilot episode was shot at Silvercup Studios and various locations around New York City; subsequent episodes have been filmed at Los Angeles Center Studios.^ New York City and Advertising , even in 1962, was dominated by Jews from top to bottom.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hop on a jet in New York and you’re in Los Angeles six hours later.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He bought me my first slice of New York pizza when I visited the city in October, 2001, shortly after we had spent a few days discussing films over beer at the Toronto film fest.
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

[10] It is available in high definition for showing on AMC-HD and on video-on-demand services available from various cable affiliates.[11] .The writers, including Weiner, amassed volumes of research on the period in which Mad Men takes place so as to make most aspects of the series—including detailed set designs, costume design, and props—historically accurate,[6][7][12] producing an authentic visual style that garnered critical praise.^ Mad Men takes place right before The Beatles.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A period lamp helps set a historically accurate tone in this scene from Episode 3 of Mad Men.
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^ This period barber shop from Mad Men, Episode 6, is prop heaven.
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[13][14][15] Each episode has a budget between $2-2.5 million, though the pilot episode's budget was over $3 million.[5][6] .On the copious scenes featuring smoking, Weiner stated that "Doing this show without smoking would've been a joke.^ The best thing that could've happened to this show would have been to hire a new showrunner who is not so in love with all his ideas.

^ I can see how the show would be confusing if you couldn't hear it well, 'cause you've really got to pay attention.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It would've been sanitary and it would've been phony."[12] Since the actors cannot, by California law, smoke tobacco cigarettes in their workplace, they instead smoke herbal cigarettes.[5][12] .Robert Morse was cast in the role of senior partner Bertram Cooper; Morse starred in A Guide for the Married Man (1967), a source of inspiration for Weiner,[7] and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (1961) — two Broadway plays about amoral New Yorkers.^ But he can't anymore, and selling out poor Sal, a character we're accustom to caring about, for trying to do the right thing was just on a new level.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe the show is showing us that a woman can show little remorse about being the other woman (playing the home-wrecker role), and still be compassionate and generous in many respects.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Mad Men A Man's Guide for Women: How to Get Men to Commit to Marriage For women who want to know what it takes to find a committed relationship with a man.

Weiner collaborated with cinematographer Phil Abraham and production designers Robert Shaw (who worked on the pilot only) and Dan Bishop to develop a visual style that was "influenced more by cinema than television."[10] Alan Taylor, a veteran director of The Sopranos, directed the pilot and also helped establish the series' visual tone.[16] .To convey an "air of mystery" around Don Draper, Taylor tended to shoot from behind him or would frame him partially obscured.^ Anna reminds him that he is Don Draper.
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ And then, obviously, Don shoots him down.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Story revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper, the biggest ad … more .
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.Many scenes set at Sterling Cooper were shot lower-than-eyeline to incorporate the ceilings into the composition of frame; this reflects the photography, graphic design and architecture of the period.^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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^ A period lamp helps set a historically accurate tone in this scene from Episode 3 of Mad Men.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The show is shot very cleanly and specifically, from the harsh fluorescents at Sterling Cooper to the murky interiors of the well appointed offices and homes.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Return of ‘Mad Men’ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Alan felt that neither steadicam nor handheld camera work would be appropriate to the "visual grammar of that time, and that aesthetic didn’t mesh with [their] classic approach" — accordingly, the sets were designed to be practical for dolly work.^ I can also appreciate when both of these are enhanced by set design, costumes and props that are meticulously recreated and used to achor the characters to time & place they exist.
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^ The clothes and set design alone are enough to keep a design geek like me invested, (Oh what I would give for some of that glorious midcentury furniture!
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10]

Episode format

.The opening title sequence features credits superimposed over a graphic animation of a businessman falling from a height, surrounded by skyscrapers with reflections of period advertising posters and billboards, accompanied by a short edit of the instrumental "A Beautiful Mine" by RJD2.^ I would argue that the best opening title sequence is True Blood or maybe Carnivale .
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The opening credits remind me of a James Bond sequence for some reason...
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A lovely montage of advertisements, billboards and graphic design from the acclaimed film Children...
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The businessman appears as a black-and-white silhouette. The titles pay homage to graphic designer Saul Bass's skyscraper-filled opening titles for Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) and falling man movie poster for Vertigo (1958); Weiner has listed Hitchcock as a major influence on the visual style of the series.[12] .At the end, the episodes either fade to black or smash cut to black as period music or a theme by series composer David Carbonara plays during the ending credits, although at least one episode ended with silence.^ I was seriously worried that he was going to off himself before episode's end.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In any case, one has to presume that if we see "Brian Batt" in the credits for the coming season, that must mean a certain commitment of "x" number of episodes for season 4 of Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ By the end of the episode, we get denials from both Francis and Miss Farrell that either of them was the mystery caller.
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.A few episodes have ended with more recent popular music, or with a diegetic song becoming the credits music.^ There would seem to be no more appropriate way to end the final blog of the season than with the same song that played over the closing credits: "Shahdaroba," by Roy Orbison.
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^ His recently developed devoted father act in the last few episodes has come entirely from self interest.
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^ The song over the last episode's final credits is Bob Dylan's 1963 " Don't Think Twice, It's All Right ."

Crew

.In addition to having created the series, Matthew Weiner is the show runner, head writer, and its sole executive producer; he contributes to each episode – writing or co-writing the scripts, casting various roles, and approving costume and set designs.^ As its fans know well, Mad Men is the brainchild of Matthew Weiner whom, on the the strength of its unproduced, written-on-spec pilot episode, got hired as a writer and executive producer for The Sopranos .

^ According to Alan Sepinwall's interview with creator Matthew Weiner, Joan is now married to the loathsome man who raped her last season.

^ Alan Sepinwall talked to creator Matthew Weiner about the new season and has a review of "Out of Town."

[5][6] .He is notorious for being highly selective about all aspects of the series, and promotes a high level of secrecy around production details.^ Don walks in late to a meeting in which Sal Romano is being grilled about the details of his expense account on his and Don's nearly fateful trip a couple of episodes back.
  • Mad Men blog, Mad Men season three, season 3, Mad Men new season, Don Draper, Jon Hamm 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ What's the point in discussing the characters of this show when fans are incapable of being open-minded about all of the characters?
  • Mad Men Mondays: What is going on? - Feministing 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I am sure his comment about Don being more of a son than his real one, is also a slag on his current descendants, who are all pretty much useless.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

[5][6] Tom Palmer served as a co-executive producer and writer on the first season. Scott Hornbacher, Todd London, Lisa Albert, Andre Jacquemetton, and Maria Jacquemetton were producers on the first season. Palmer, Albert, Andre Jacquemetton, and Maria Jacquemetton were also writers on the first season. .Bridget Bedard, Chris Provenzano, and writer's assistant Robin Veith complete the first season writing team.^ Here are the Mad Men writing credits listed on IMDB: Matthew Weiner (26 episodes, 2007-2008) André Jacquemetton (5 episodes, 2007-2008) Maria Jacquemetton (5 episodes, 2007-2008) Lisa Albert (3 episodes, 2007-2008) Robin Veith (2 episodes, 2007-2008) Bridget Bedard (2 episodes, 2007) Tom Palmer (2 episodes, 2007) Chris Provenzano (2 episodes, 2007) .
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been watching Mad Man since its first episode, and enjoyed it, but last nights Season 3 opener was a complete dud.
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Albert, Andre Jacquemetton, and Maria Jacquemetton returned as supervising producers for the second season.^ Let's return to the season 1 finale for a second.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Returning for its second season, the Golden Globe-winning series for Best TV drama and actor will...
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Veith also returned and was promoted to staff writer. Hornbacher replaced Palmer as co-executive producer for the second season. Consulting producers David Isaacs, Marti Noxon, Rick Cleveland, and Jane Anderson joined the crew for the second season. Tim Hunter, Alan Taylor, Andrew Bernstein, and Lesli Linka Glatter are regular directors for the series.
As of the third season, seven of the nine writers for the show are women, in contrast to Writers Guild of America 2006 statistics that show male writers outnumber female writers by 2-to-1.[17] As Maria Jacquemetton notes:
We have a predominately female writing staff — women from their early 20s to their 50s — and plenty of female department heads and directors. [show creator] Matt Weiner and [executive producer] Scott Hornbacher hire people they believe in, based on their talent and their experience. 'Can you capture this world? Can you bring great storytelling?'[17]

Characters

.Mad Men features an ensemble cast representing several segments of society in 1960s New York, although it focuses most on Don Draper.^ In Mad Men , I was a 1960s advertising executive.
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^ How many of the women who love Mad Men do you think really share your nostalgia for a pre-feminist society?
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does the Don Draper stare and the rest of "Mad Men" capture your imagination or does it leave you cold?
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mad Men places emphasis on showing each character's past and their development over time.^ Mad Men is a great show.
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^ Mad Men shows all of that.
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^ I also like Sal as a character on Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.The following character summaries were based on information gathered from the page 'About the show' at amctv.com.^ Sometimes the show is hard for me to watch because of its unblinking honesty about the characters.
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^ What's the point in discussing the characters of this show when fans are incapable of being open-minded about all of the characters?
  • Mad Men Mondays: What is going on? - Feministing 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Betty pouting and being rude when Ms. Kittredge showed up felt in character to me, as we've seen Betty pout about not getting her way before.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

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Lead characters

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  • Donald Francis "Don" Draper (Jon Hamm): Former creative director and junior partner of Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency, and now partner of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce; he is the series' main character.^ You guys can have Don Draper (Jon Hamm).
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    ^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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    ^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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    His past is shadowy, but he has achieved success in advertising. .He is married to Elizabeth "Betty" Draper and has three children with her, but his history of infidelity, along with his revelations to her about his past, led to her announcing at the end of Season 3 that she intends to divorce him.^ I admit, at first I kind of hated him, but as the viewer learns more about him and his past, I learned to - not love him exactly - but like him and want to watch him endlessly.
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    ^ We can pinpoint when the Draper marriage ended: when Betty told Don that he was inferior to her, and he in turn called her a whore.
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    ^ Then we have a scene that will definitely be a new exhibit in the “Betty Draper is a mean mom” case that the esteemed Mr. Harris has been building all season.
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    [5][19] .Draper's real name is Richard Whitman[20] he assumed the identity of Don Draper during the Korean War after the death of his Lieutenant, and took his name to escape from war.^ Don comes clean to Betty about the Korean War and his real identity.
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    ^ In flashbacks, we learn the real Draper and Whitman were caught alone in a firefight in the Korean War.
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    ^ He wasn't lying to Betty specifically, he was lying to everyone he met after the Korean War with the exception of Anna Draper.
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  • Margaret "Peggy" Olson (Elisabeth Moss): Olson rises from Draper's secretary to a copywriter with her own office.^ In short, women don’t see Draper as evil but as victim of his own prejudices, and this gives rise to hope that he and the system can be changed for the benefit of all.
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    ^ Peggy is becoming more confident in her job because she is starting to act like the men in the office toward the secretary.

    ^ She arguably seems like a better secretary for him than Peggy, who was too caught up in personal drama and then distracted by her copywriting career.
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    [22] .She unknowingly becomes pregnant with Pete Campbell's child, is told she suffered a mental breakdown after the unexpected birth given that she did not know of her pregnancy,[23] and gives the baby up for adoption.^ November 3, 2009 10:19 PM [ 0 + Back then, generally, Men did not wake up to take care of the baby.
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    ^ I was really surprise that Peggy told Pete about the baby...I guess that was the confession that the priest was hoping to get out of her.
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    ^ It doesn’t have to go that far, even going to a hospital to give birth (possibly not even knowing what’s “wrong” until told), as long as the woman isn’t forced to confront the reality of the pregnancy until absolutely forced to do so.
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  • Peter Dyckman "Pete" Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser): A young, ambitious account executive from a privileged background.^ But Don Draper is really “Dick Whitman,” a secret known with certainty by only two people, the real Draper’s wife, who the new Draper financially supports, and weirdly, an aggressive young sales executive at Sterling Cooper, “Pete Campbell” (Vincent Kartheiser).
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    ^ Women don't find "sexism sexy" and the beta character of Pete What-his-name played by "Angel" alum Vincent Kartheiser that women don't like pretty much cements that.
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    ^ "Women don't find "sexism sexy" and the beta character of Pete What-his-name played by "Angel" alum Vincent Kartheiser that women don't like pretty much cements that."
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    .Campbell tries to blackmail Don Draper with information from Draper's past.^ Not only did he cheat on his fiance, he tried to blackmail Don to get ahead.
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    ^ Don Draper becomes a man with no past.
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    ^ Pete Campbell (to me) = more sexy than Don Draper 'cause at least he's interesting, but he's not the sexiest guy ever either.
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    [21] .Campbell and his wife have been unable to conceive a child, and he remained unaware of his child with Olson until the second season finale.
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Draper (née Hofstadt) (January Jones): Don Draper's estranged wife and mother of their three children, Sally, Bobby, and Eugene Scott.^ January Jones stars stars as Betty Draper in "Mad Men."
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    ^ Let's return to the season 1 finale for a second.
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    ^ First, I have to comment on the irony that real-life father Will Harris is busy documenting tonight's season finale of "True Blood," while non-family guy me gets to write-up the episode where Don and Betty Draper finally have their third child.
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    .Betty gradually becomes aware of her husband's womanizing over the first two seasons.^ I always find it interesting to read where other posters think that Betty is going to become some kind of liberated woman.
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    ^ She was a sympathetic character in the first two seasons, but embodied that entitled spoiled brat the past year.
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    ^ I happen to like Betty's character, at least in this season (which is really the first season I've followed.
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    [5] .Following a brief separation, Betty allows Don to return home after discovering she is pregnant with their third child, but not before having an affair of her own.^ I wonder if Don had a "type" before he married Betty.
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    ^ However, wouldn't it be ironic if Don's wife left him because of an affair with a younger girl, and even more so if he left Betty.
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    ^ I agree with Jenae, that Betty isn't looking for an affair so much as an outlet to be heard - I don't know that I agree she's looking for a new husband.
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    .She leaves for Reno at the end of season 3 with the intention of divorcing Don, after which she plans to marry Henry Francis.^ Indeed, Season 3 of "Mad Men" ends with, as my wife described it, Don Draper looking as happy as she's ever seen him, surveying the terrain of his new kingdom.
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    ^ I'm pretty sure the divorce would have occurred before Don married, but would he have had the money to buy the house for Anna before they married?
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    ^ The scene in season two, in which he ties his married girlfriend to the bed and leaves is revealing; in it, she inadvertantly lets is slip that he's as much of a toy to her as she is to him.
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  • Joan Harris (née Holloway) (Christina Hendricks): Office manager and head of the secretarial pool at Sterling Cooper.^ As for Joan, she commands the entire secretarial pool, .
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    ^ The Sterling Cooper offices, window treatments, use of color, artwork, furniture, secretarial set ups, are absolutely perfect!
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    ^ Running the secretary pool and office decisions like what to do with the new copy machine (season two example, it’s been an age since I saw season one) are Joan’s pride.
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    .She has a long-term affair with Roger Sterling until his two heart attacks cause him to end the relationship.^ But all his other long-term affairs have been with women who could hold their own with him.

    ^ For example the opening shot of Don's feet can be viewed as Don standing on his own two feet- which is where the end of the season found him- striking out on his own and standing on his own two feet.
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    In Season 2, she dates and becomes engaged to Greg Harris. .By Season 3, they have married, and Joan quits her job at Sterling Cooper in the middle of the season, though she is ultimately hired by the agency formed by Don, Roger, Bert and Lane in the third season finale.
  • Roger Sterling Jr. (John Slattery): One of the two senior partners of Sterling Cooper, and formerly a good friend of Don Draper.^ Well, good or bad, Don's got one.
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    ^ Don rallies Roger and Cooper to start their own agency.
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    ^ Don Draper is one GQ motherfucker, and Joan is so beyond hot.
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    .His father founded the firm with Bertram Cooper, which explains why his name is before Cooper's.^ Roger Stirling isn't a founding partner of the firm, his father was.
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    .A picture in Cooper's office shows Roger as a child alongside Cooper depicted as a young adult.^ I think Conrad leaving in a huff embolden Roger to throw Don's missteps in his face thereby showing Don that he (Roger) is needed around the office.
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    ^ Pryce is clearly running the show at Sterling Cooper, and what function does Roger perform, aside from being the life of the party?

    ^ Roger's first love was the dog food heiress, and Mona and the Sterling Cooper career were his attempts to move forward and construct an adult life after she married someone else.

    .In the same scene, Cooper refers to the picture and calls Roger "Peanut", indicating that Roger has known Cooper for most of his life.^ Later, Pete is called on the carpet fairly sharply by Bert Cooper and Roger Sterling while Lane Pryce is present.
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    ^ Pryce is clearly running the show at Sterling Cooper, and what function does Roger perform, aside from being the life of the party?

    ^ Roger's first love was the dog food heiress, and Mona and the Sterling Cooper career were his attempts to move forward and construct an adult life after she married someone else.

    In Season 2, Bertram Cooper mentions that "the late Mrs. Cooper" introduced Sterling to his wife, Mona, whom Sterling is in the process of divorcing in favor of Don's former secretary, the 22-year-old Jane.[22] .Bertram Cooper's sister, Alice Cooper, babysat for Sterling when he was a child.^ Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper and John Slattery as Roger Sterling in "Mad Men."
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    [22] .Sterling served in the Navy and was a notorious womanizer (living like he was "on shore leave"[25]) until two heart attacks changed his perspective, at least for a while.^ Where else is irony like a guy having a heart attack at the meeting with the cigarette people?
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    The heart attacks did not affect his drinking or smoking habits, which remained excessive. .He retains considerable affection from both Sterling Cooper employees (with whom he has far more contact than Bert Cooper) and his family.^ It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.
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    ^ Clearly, she is far more honest and in tune with her own feelings and desires than an empty shell of a woman like Betty.
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    ^ Anyone else see Roger Sterling as Uncle June, Bert Cooper and Johnny Sack, and Peggy and her group as Christopher, et al?
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    By 1962, Sterling has returned to work and is seen to indulge in his old habits.

Supporting characters

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  • Lane Pryce (Jared Harris): The English financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper's new British parent company.^ At Sterling Cooper, Lane Pryce, the financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper's British parent fired Burt Peterson.
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    ^ Pryce is clearly running the show at Sterling Cooper, and what function does Roger perform, aside from being the life of the party?

    ^ One interesting side aspect of this new development regarding the sale of Sterling Cooper is that Lane seems genuinely upset by it.
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    .He first appears in the first episode of Season 3. His role so far has been that of a strict taskmaster to bring spending under control especially by cutting out frivolous expenses.^ People, it was the first episode of the new season.

    ^ I actually thought the first episode of season three was really great, but I can see why it wouldn't make sense if it was the first episode I'd seen.
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    ^ It really grabbed me in the first season, in the episode where Don has a run in with a beatnik who is bashing his lifestyle and profession.
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    .His efforts are so successful that he was to be sent to India to enact cost-cutting measures, a move which Pryce was not looking forward to making after having settled in with his wife and child.^ I am looking forward to SCD&P and how their business is moving and changing with the times.
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    ^ I do look forward to him hopefully taking a stand against the home company, which clearly thinks of him as much of a toad as Mrs. Pryce thinks Secretary Hooker is.
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    ^ My wife loves the way it makes my hair look, and I get compliments on it all the time.
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    An unfortunate accident at work debilitated his replacement, thus allowing Pryce to keep his current position. .Pryce is warming to American culture, and foresees some form of cultural and societal changes in his observations on American race relations.
  • Paul Kinsey (Michael Gladis): A creative copywriter and Princeton University alum, the pipe-smoking Paul prides himself on his politically liberal views.^ I've been both a liberal and a conservative in my lifetime, and my antennae for detecting bias are pretty well developed; I agree with Michael Rulle's observation that it lacks 21st-century left/right political sensibility.
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    ^ Some conservatives hark back to a time when 'straight and narrow' wasp types ruled American politics, business, and culture.
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    ^ Blacks had to face hostile agents and managers and audiences in pop music, but they still doggedly pursued their dreams and changed American/world musical culture.
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    .At some indeterminate time, he had a relationship with Joan Holloway which ended badly, largely because Paul talked about it too much.^ It'd be great if, at the same time, we could talk about "Mad Men" too -- it's what Andrew would have wanted.
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    ^ While it still seems a disease not talked about much, it was hard for people with seizure disorders (aka epilepsy) to find work.
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    ^ They don't sit around talking about how the times they are a-changin'.
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    .Paul tried unsuccessfully to date Peggy soon after she was hired by Sterling Cooper.^ Anyone else see Roger Sterling as Uncle June, Bert Cooper and Johnny Sack, and Peggy and her group as Christopher, et al?
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    ^ Moreover, once Peggy found her footing at Sterling Cooper, which she definitely has by the end of season 1, she starts developing a bit of an ego.
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    ^ And then Peggy and Paul are trying to come up with this great ad campaign when we realize (and Ken just said) that it was a dying business.
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    [26] .Through most of the second season, Paul dated Sheila White, an African-American woman from South Orange, New Jersey.^ Pete, reviewing his client Admiral's generally flat sales figures with Paul, concludes that the television set manufacturer is popular with African Americans.
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    ^ I’m almost all the way through the second season now and the numb hands have yet to reappear; I think that part of the story has been blown off, unfortunately.
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    ^ This is definitely a more sexually-charged Mad Men than in the previous seasons, which really threw me off; there was more explicit sexuality in this one episode than most of the second season.

    They broke up while in Oxford, Mississippi where they had gone as Freedom Riders to oppose segregation in the South.[22] .It is a source of pride for Kinsey that he lives in the low income southern section of Montclair, New Jersey.
  • Kenneth "Ken" Cosgrove (Aaron Staton): The young account executive originally from Vermont.^ Episode 12 Originally aired: November 1, 2009 Ken is promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Account Services.
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    ^ And with smoker Ken Cosgrove waiting in the wings to take over the account, seems like Pete would have been lighting up long before this episode.
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    ^ But it seems strange that Pete, a non-smoker, would have been given the Lucky account over Ken Cosgrove, who is a smoker.
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    .Outside the office, Ken is an aspiring author who had a short story published in The Atlantic, which is the source of some envy by his co-workers, particularly the competitive Paul Kinsey.^ What story line whittles down to a final scene of a young priest alone in his room who...pulls out his guitar and belts Peter, Paul, and Mary?
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    ^ Boy, when Ken drove into the office on that John Deere, who could've imagined where it would go later in the episode?
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    ^ Paul Kinsey, who dreamed up the initial version, is not and goes into full whine mode.
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    According to his bio in The Atlantic, Ken attended Columbia University.[27] .He has one admirer, Salvatore, who secretly has a crush on him.^ One Mad Man, who fancies himself an intellectual, marches in Mississippi with his black girlfriend (who then blows him off, amusingly).
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    ^ She's the one who decides to be his pen pal, the one who insists on going through with the fundraiser idea, and the one who throws the lockbox full of letters campaign contributions at him.
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    ^ John Lennon was the one who ruined everything (well, him and the red diaper babies).
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    [28] .Ken was promoted in the beginning of Season 3 to Account Director, a role he shares with Pete Campbell.^ Episode 12 Originally aired: November 1, 2009 Ken is promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Account Services.
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    ^ She “consents” to sex early in Season One to Pete Campbell.
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    .By the end of Season 3, he has been promoted over Campbell to Senior Vice President of Account Services.
  • Harold "Harry" Crane (Rich Sommer): A media buyer recently appointed the head of Sterling Cooper's newly formed television department.^ She asks senior partner Roger Sterling (John Slattery) if she can have a recently vacated large office, as he passes her casually in the halls.
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    ^ They'll have to work all weekend to generate them while the two account heads and Harry attend a country club party Roger and Jane are throwing.
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    ^ Whether McCann or PPL are left holding the bag, Sterling Cooper isn't going to continue in any recognizable form.
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    .Although Harry joins his colleagues in drinking and flirtations, he is a dedicated husband and father.^ Remember the scene where Peggy is asking Joan for advice, because Peggy is never invited to join her male colleagues after work for a drink?
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    .However, he did have a one night stand with a secretary in season one which led to his being briefly kicked out of his home by his wife.^ Wife kicks me out?
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    ^ Sal finally let himself go...and with someone that could be a one night stand with no connections.

    ^ Besides, Betty had secrets of her own - like her one-night stand with, who I suspect, is the true father of baby Gene and then there is Henry.
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    .Harry's wife has been instrumental in motivating her husband to be more ambitious at work.
  • Salvatore "Sal" Romano (Bryan Batt): The Italian-American art director at Sterling Cooper.^ Sterling Cooper, reluctantly accepting work from an 'ethnic' business?

    ^ This makes Sal Romano's departure last week all the more unfairly ironic.
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    ^ Don pours a couple of Scotches and suggests a more proactive stance towards making money by working with Bert Cooper and Roger Sterling, rather than harming morale by cutting back on expense accounts.
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    .Sal is the only "ethnic" in a high-level position at the agency, and is also a closeted gay man.^ If it was so obvious to the air conditioner repairmen bellhop that Sal's gay, how in the world have those guys at the ad agency missed it?

    ^ Not only was the man clearly lacking discretion, it looked to me like Sal just wasn't attracted to him.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sal has to be careful not only because of his career, but personal safety as well.Gay bashing was a sport in the mid to late eighties.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    Reluctant to act upon his homosexuality, he twice avoided sexual encounters with different men. .By 1962, Sal had married Kitty, who seems unaware of Sal's sexual orientation, yet is nonetheless starting to realize that something is amiss in their relationship.^ It's easier for her to go with Henry who promises her movies and "Singing in the Rain" than deal with the realities of having a real relationship with her husband.

    ^ And yet there's something about the show that is really touching a cultural nerve, especially in the cities.
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    ^ While I dislike Betty for being a spoiled child who hates her children, I can't really criticize her for having another relationship lined up before she leaves Don.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    [28] .The issue of being closeted for Sal is shown in brief but stark contrast against the newly evolving social attitudes toward homosexuality.^ I almost got the impression the "you people" barb was a complaint about Sal and other homosexuals staying "closeted".
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We see the limits of Don's progressive tendencies in his attitude toward Sal.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think some of Don's attitude toward Sal was based on the belief that homosexuals are nothing but mere animals when it comes to sex.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    Sal's secret crush on Ken Cosgrove comes uncomfortably and awkwardly close to being revealed during a dinner in Sal's apartment.[28] .Later, when a recently hired young advertising exec, Kurt, casually announces his homosexuality, Sal remains painfully silent while his fellow co-workers speak disparagingly about Kurt.^ I almost got the impression the "you people" barb was a complaint about Sal and other homosexuals staying "closeted".
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m not much of a TV watcher—would rather read—but I have to say I was intrigued by the recent advertising blitz and was thinking about watching.
    • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [29] .In the premiere of Season 3, Sal has a brief interrupted homosexual encounter with a hotel employee while in Baltimore, the end of which Don witnesses.^ Don and Sal fly to Baltimore.
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    ^ I did like that, at the end, we learned Betty knew of Don’s infidelity all along – it rescued her from seeming completely dim-witted about everything.
    • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, Season 3 of "Mad Men" ends with, as my wife described it, Don Draper looking as happy as she's ever seen him, surveying the terrain of his new kingdom.
    • Mad Men blog, Mad Men season three, season 3, Mad Men new season, Don Draper, Jon Hamm 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

    .In Episode 9 of Season 3, Sal rebuffs the sexual advances of a very important male client.^ So - important client wants Sal fired.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The way Don treated Sal here was very similar to how he treated Peggy a couple episodes ago.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is definitely a more sexually-charged Mad Men than in the previous seasons, which really threw me off; there was more explicit sexuality in this one episode than most of the second season.

    .Angered by the rejection, the client demands that Sal be removed from the campaign, and Don fires Sal in order to appease the client and his $25 million account.^ Don walks in late to a meeting in which Sal Romano is being grilled about the details of his expense account on his and Don's nearly fateful trip a couple of episodes back.
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    ^ Sal was shown to be enthusiastic, exacting and ultimately successful in fulfilling specific client demands.
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    ^ Don advised Sal to get used to capricious clients and he’ll know when he’s unhappy when he is no longer chosen for doing commercial production work.
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    .At the end of the episode, Sal is seen calling his wife Kitty from a phone booth (presumably in Central Park), in an area frequented by gay men cruising for sex.^ Indeed, Season 3 of "Mad Men" ends with, as my wife described it, Don Draper looking as happy as she's ever seen him, surveying the terrain of his new kingdom.
    • Mad Men blog, Mad Men season three, season 3, Mad Men new season, Don Draper, Jon Hamm 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

    ^ SPS- I was unsure about the payphone scene too, but I watched the episode again and now I'm certain that we're supposed to think Sal has gone to the park to hook up.
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    ^ Haggart's hypocrisy in seeking out male prostitutes when Sal went to Central Park?
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    .On the phone, Sal was explaining to Kitty that he would be home late.^ Don had to ask ehat the problem was 3 times before Sal would explain the problem.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I really don't see how Sal's talk in the phone booth would suggest he was in some sketchy pick up area for gay men at night.
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    .Sal did not appear again during the rest of the third season.
  • Bertram "Bert" Cooper (Robert Morse): The somewhat eccentric senior partner at Sterling Cooper.^ She asks senior partner Roger Sterling (John Slattery) if she can have a recently vacated large office, as he passes her casually in the halls.
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    ^ Did we always know that Roger wasn't the founding Sterling in Sterling-Cooper?
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Anyone else see Roger Sterling as Uncle June, Bert Cooper and Johnny Sack, and Peggy and her group as Christopher, et al?
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He leaves the day-to-day running of the firm to Sterling and Draper, but is keenly aware of the firm's operations.^ Then again, Don might be relatively safe/unseen when he arrives and leaves Suzanne's, but she's just cuckoo-bananas enough to knock on the Draper's front door some day.
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    ^ I can see why Sterling wouldn't care, but you'd think Cooper would have an opinion about how the firm should be run.
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    Like many of his executives, Bertram is a Republican. He is fascinated by Japanese culture, requiring everybody including clients and his sister (a shareholder) to remove their shoes before walking into his office (which is decorated with Japanese art). He is a fan of the writings of Ayn Rand and implies he knows her personally. .Among his eccentricities, Bert frequently walks through the offices in his socks and intensely dislikes gum and smoking (an oddity for the time, especially considering that Lucky Strike cigarettes is a major client).^ I thought it was hilarious that Pete spent the entire scene on the set of the Lucky Strike commercial coughing up a lung from his attempt to smoke one of the client's cigarettes.
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    .He owns a ranch in Montana and is a widower with no children.
  • Gertrude "Trudy" Campbell (Alison Brie): Pete Campbell's upscale East Side wife.^ We learn that Pete Campbell is a real menace who cares about no one but himself.
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    ^ Alison Brie (Trudy) was on Fox News' "Red Eye" last night.
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    ^ I really wonder if people had been saying nasty things at the office about the JFK assassination or if Pete Campbell was just making that up as he talked to his wife as a way to augment his own feelings of rejection and humiliations.

    She is unaware of her husband's infidelity with Olson prior to their marriage. Trudy wants to be a mother but has so far been unable to conceive despite seeking fertility counseling. .Her attempts to adopt a child have been refused by Pete, whose upper class family frowns on other than a blood relative as heir to the family name.^ He also refuses to let his wife adopt a child.
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    ^ Ginger - August 15th, 2009 at 8:09 pm I should've also mentioned, thus the irony of Pete's refusal to adopt a kid: his own child was put up for adoption.
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    .Trudy's father is the manager of one of Sterling Cooper's accounts, Clearasil, an account Pete lost when he refused Trudy's wish to adopt.
  • Herman "Duck" Phillips (Mark Moses): Former Director of Account Services at Sterling Cooper.^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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    ^ Pete takes a call from "Uncle Herman," who turns out to be Duck Phillips.
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    ^ Also, Herman "Duck" Phillips returns to attack from the outside and prompts some proactive behavior from cash-deficient Peggy Olson.
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    .He previously worked at the London office of Young & Rubicam, but an undisclosed fiasco caused him to leave.^ I don't remember him taking the stuff with him) obviously his office at work is not the safest place to keep things (inbound packages, reports of the safety of cigarette smoking) What?
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    ^ I don't remember him taking the stuff with him) obviously his office at work is not the safest place to keep things (inbound packages, reports of the safety of cigarette smoking) .
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    .A tough, driven executive, he often clashes with Don Draper.^ January Jones' Betty Draper is often unlikable, yet for most of this season she's been right in her dealings with Don.
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    Duck is a recently divorced father of two children. .Duck engineered the sale of Sterling Cooper to a British agency that was seeking a foothold in America.^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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    ^ At Sterling Cooper, Lane Pryce, the financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper's British parent fired Burt Peterson.
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    ^ One interesting side aspect of this new development regarding the sale of Sterling Cooper is that Lane seems genuinely upset by it.
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    [29] .An alcoholic who had been sober for several years, the stress of engineering his take-over of Sterling Cooper caused him to begin drinking openly.^ Don Draper and the other men at Sterling Cooper have haircuts that demand that you take them seriously.
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    ^ I loved how she brilliantly put down "Moneypenny" while pretending to be subservient to him -- and art she has perfected in her years at Sterling Cooper.

    ^ This group of people, led by an old man who doesn't like to feel old (they're own Roger), was just as fake as the folks as Sterling Cooper.
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    [30] .As a reward for his role in the sale, Duck was to have been promoted to company president under the new Sterling Cooper, but Don's opposition and Duck's intemperate display in a high-level meeting between the two agencies left that promotion in doubt as season two concluded.^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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    ^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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    ^ But Don Draper is really “Dick Whitman,” a secret known with certainty by only two people, the real Draper’s wife, who the new Draper financially supports, and weirdly, an aggressive young sales executive at Sterling Cooper, “Pete Campbell” (Vincent Kartheiser).
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    .After being absent in the first four episodes of Season 3, it has been revealed that Duck is now working at Grey, another New York agency.^ Husband and I watched the first four episodes.
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    ^ People, it was the first episode of the new season.

    ^ I actually thought the first episode of season three was really great, but I can see why it wouldn't make sense if it was the first episode I'd seen.
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    .He has a sexual relationship with Peggy in Season 3.
  • Frederick C. "Freddy" Rumsen (Joel Murray) is a former copywriter at Sterling Cooper.^ Anyone else see Roger Sterling as Uncle June, Bert Cooper and Johnny Sack, and Peggy and her group as Christopher, et al?
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Moreover, once Peggy found her footing at Sterling Cooper, which she definitely has by the end of season 1, she starts developing a bit of an ego.
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    ^ Just a note about Sal's situation - it seems to me like half of Roger Sterling's lines this season have been "jokes" about the need for accounts to sexually service clients.
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He was the first in the office to notice Peggy Olson's talent for copywriting while working on an ad campaign for Belle Jolie Cosmetics.^ First of all I'd like to praise the talents of January Jones, she should have won an Emmy for her Season Two work, but Betty was exposed in Season Three.
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    ^ Reply Shawn November 2, 2009 3:07 PM At the end of the episode, it was SC's two most talented people, Don and Peggy, who were alone in the office.

    ^ Belle Jolie guys initially rejected Peggy's Mark Your Man campaign .
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    After that, he was supportive of Olson's copywriting efforts. .Freddy was shown to be a heavy drinker which got progressively worse, to the point where it caused Freddy to lose control of his bladder and pass out immediately prior to an important client pitch.^ Remember, the real Don Draper pointed out Dick Whitman had pissed himself, which caused Don to drop the lighter that caused the explosion that killed Don Draper.
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    [31] .Roger Sterling then asked Freddy to take a paid six month leave of absence, with the implicit understanding that Freddy would not be returning to Sterling Cooper.
  • Francine Hanson (Anne Dudek): One of Betty Draper’s closest friends and neighbors.^ She asks senior partner Roger Sterling (John Slattery) if she can have a recently vacated large office, as he passes her casually in the halls.
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    ^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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    ^ Did we always know that Roger wasn't the founding Sterling in Sterling-Cooper?
    • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    .She spends much time with Betty, gossiping about other neighbors.^ It’s the fact that his job requires so much of him and then his church calling requires so much more that he spends so little time at home.
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    ^ She's ripe for it: unhappy, plenty of disposable income, and not much to do (other than be a full-time mom, which she seems to detest).
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    ^ Betty, you bitch, there's your answer standing across from you, care about the welfare of others and your identity will take care of itself.
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    She becomes furious upon discovering her husband Carlton's infidelity,[32] but she and her husband remain together.

Episodes

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
Season 1 13 July 19, 2007 October 18, 2007
Season 2 13 July 27, 2008 October 26, 2008
Season 3 13 August 16, 2009 November 8, 2009
Season 1 is initially set in March 1960,[33] and closes on the evening before Thanksgiving that year. .At the start of Season 2, it is Valentine's Day, 1962. The season ends around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in October 1962. Season 3 begins in spring 1963 and ends on December 16 of the same year.^ This was one of the latter, as it opens before the start of the school year and ends on September 17, the day of the funeral for three of the four girls who died in the Birmingham church bombing .
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^ Two years after the time-frame of Season Two, I had my first summer job, with a bank on Wall Street that later merged with BONY. I started — where else?
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^ But this time, it's more and more clear the enemy is himself, and his life might not be the same once Season Four rolls around.
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[34] .Episode 12 covers the Kennedy assassination and Episode 13, the season finale, involves Don, Roger, Bert, and Lane Pryce–in conjunction with Peter Campbell, Harry Crane, Peggy Olson, and Joan Holloway–engineering their departure from Sterling Cooper after the agency is sold by its British parent company to the larger, publicly-traded firm McCann Erickson.^ Don rallies Roger and Cooper to start their own agency.
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^ At Sterling Cooper, Lane Pryce, the financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper's British parent fired Burt Peterson.
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^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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Themes

.Mad Men depicts parts of American society and culture of the 1960s, highlighting cigarette smoking, drinking, sexism, adultery, homophobia, antisemitism, racism and a complete lack of concern for the environment.^ Mad Men also lacks violence, of ANY type.
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^ That and my lack of interest in Mad Men.
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^ But, seriously, folks, the board meeting with Ho-Ho was one of the funniest scenes in "Mad Men" history, as far as I'm concerned.
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[12][35] .Smoking, far more common in the United States of the 1960s than it is now, is featured throughout the series; many characters can be seen smoking several times in the course of an episode.^ The characters are more like Martians than early 1960s Americans.
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^ For example, my take on Betty’s illness is that it’s likely she *does* have a more serious illness which is now progressing untreated because of the assumptions of the day.
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^ Of course 40 is the average lifespan for someone in the ad game, given how much these characters drink and smoke.
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[12] .In the pilot, representatives of Lucky Strike cigarettes come to Sterling Cooper looking for a new advertising campaign in the wake of a Reader's Digest report that smoking will lead to various health issues including lung cancer.^ Lucky Strikes campaign.
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^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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^ The Lucky Strike ad campaign looked like it was going to result in Sal getting lucky, but after rejecting the drunken advances of Lee Garner, Jr., the company's representative, he quickly found himself in a position where the guy wanted him off the project.
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[36] .The show presents a subculture in which men who are engaged or married frequently enter sexual relationships with other women.^ Men cheat sexually, women cheat emotionally.

^ But all his other long-term affairs have been with women who could hold their own with him.

^ As for her being judgmental, I think most older women of that era were more judgmental of women who committed adultry than men who did the same.
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.The series also observes advertising as a corporate outlet for creativity for mainstream, middle-class, young, white men.^ The elites are throwing everything they can at the American white middle class in order to defame and disrespect them at a time when whites are starting to get uppity.
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^ As a feminist agit-prop indictment of middle class men, it's without equal, but it remains a very niche taste.
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^ So, even if Jews become very much part of the white mainstream, their obsessiveness stoke the fire of creativity.
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.Along with each of these examples, however, there are hints of the future and the radical changes of the 1960s; Betty's anxiety, the Beats that Draper discovers through Midge, even talk about how smoking is bad for health and physical appearance (usually dismissed or ignored).^ I don't know how to feel about Don and Betty being over.
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^ I like how Betty’s messed in the head about beauty compliance.
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^ Nor does she exhibit any other physical symptom I’ve ever heard of for an anxiety attack, nor does she ever talk about a any feelings that sound like a panic attack.
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.Characters also see stirrings of change in the ad industry itself, with the Volkswagen Beetle's "Think Small" ad campaign mentioned and dismissed by many at Sterling Cooper, although Don Draper spots the nostalgic value and market potential of renaming the Kodak 'wheel' slide projector as the Kodak Carousel.^ But it's Don Draper -- who knows what he was thinking?

^ Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later.
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^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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Themes of alienation, social mobility and ruthlessness also underpin the thematic tone of the show.

Music

The opening theme, A Beautiful Mine [Instrumental], is by producer RJD2. The full version can be found on the Aceyalone album Magnificent City.

Reception

Ratings

.The first season's premiere attracted 900,000 viewers,[37] a number which more than doubled for the heavily promoted[38] second season premiere.^ For any show to go more than 3 seasons is pretty good, and I think all the shows you list did at least three, if not more.
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^ On a separate note, I thought Pete's coughing fit was more meaningful than it first appeared.
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^ I started watching Mad Men this year and am almost caught up on the first and second seasons now.
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[39] .A major drop in viewership for the episode following the second season premiere prompted concern from some television critics.^ This is definitely a more sexually-charged Mad Men than in the previous seasons, which really threw me off; there was more explicit sexuality in this one episode than most of the second season.

^ Ginger - August 16th, 2009 at 10:22 pm I think it's Season 1, Episode 12 (the second-to-the-last episode of Season 1): "Nixon vs. Kennedy".
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^ The following post discusses the first episode of Season 3 of " Mad Men ."

[38][39] ."The second season finale [...] posted significantly higher numbers than the series' first season finale, and was up 20% over the season two average.^ I'm trying to catch up with the first two seasons!
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^ Remember the finale of the first season?
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^ Let's return to the season 1 finale for a second.
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.1.75 million viewers watched Sunday night's season finale, according to fast national data from Nielsen Media Research.^ I watched all reruns last week in one night, i found this new season episode dull and uninteresting.

^ It's first season pulled in around 900K viewers, the second season only 1.5 million, it's estimated to sell about 400K DVD box sets for S2, but that's it.
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^ Statistically speaking, you’re not watching Mad Men, and the fact that season three premiers on Sunday likely has no affect on you.
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.The cumulative audience for the three airings of the episode Sunday night (at 9pm, 11 p.m.^ Episode 10 Originally aired: October 18, 2009 Don starts spending the night at Miss Farrell’s apartment and tries to help with her epileptic brother.
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^ True Confessions You know how Mad Men airs TWICE in a row on Sunday night?
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^ Episode 9 Originally aired: October 11, 2009 Connie Hilton calls Don in the middle of the night and Don is more focused than ever on earning Hilton’s business.
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and 1 a.m.) was 2.9 million viewers."[40]
.The third season premiere, which aired August 16, 2009, gained 2.8 million views on its first run, and 0.78 million with the 11 PM and 1 A.M. repeats.^ August 17, 2009 at 08:16 AM .

^ August 18, 2009 11:22 PM Anonymous said...
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^ August 17, 2009 at 01:11 PM .

Season Broadcast dates Premiere viewers
(in millions)
1[37] July 19 - October 18, 2007 0.9
2[39] July 27 - October 26, 2008 2.0
3[41] August 16 - November 8, 2009 2.8
.In 2009, Mad Men was second in Nielsen's list of Top 10 timeshifted primetime TV programs, with a 57.7% gain in viewers, second only to the final season of Battlestar Galactica.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ I just began Mad Men Season 1.
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^ Let's return to the season 1 finale for a second.
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[42]

Critical reaction

.Mad Men has received highly positive critical response since its premiere.^ I have watched Mad Men since show 1 season 1 on broadcast tv, and it has absorbed my attention since the beginning.
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^ I've been reading the Mad Men recaps religiously since the AV Club recommended them.
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^ Regarding your write-up, Matt, I'm a little uncomfortable with your position that Mad Men is lamenting the loss of "the true self."
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[43] Viewership for the premiere at 10 p.m. on .July 19, 2007, was higher than any other AMC original series to date.^ Set decorator Amy Wells and the stars of the new AMC original series Mad Men discuss the...
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^ AMC - Friday, July, 13, 2007, 9:13 PM .
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[44] A New York Times reviewer called the series groundbreaking for "luxuriating in the not-so-distant past."[35] The San Francisco Chronicle called Mad Men "stylized, visually arresting […] an adult drama of introspection and the inconvenience of modernity in a man's world".[13] A Chicago Sun-Times reviewer described the series as an "unsentimental portrayal of complicated 'whole people' who act with the more decent 1960 manners America has lost, while also playing grab-ass and crassly defaming subordinates."[45] The reaction at Entertainment Weekly was similar, noting how in the period in which Mad Men takes place, "play is part of work, sexual banter isn't yet harassment, and America is free of self-doubt, guilt, and countercultural confusion."[46] The Los Angeles Times said that the show had found "a strange and lovely space between nostalgia and political correctness".[47] The show also received critical praise for its historical accuracy – mainly its depictions of gender and racial bias, sexual dynamics in the workplace, and the high prevalence of smoking and drinking.[7][14][47][48] .The Washington Post agreed with most other reviews in regard to Mad Men's visual style, but disliked what was referred to as "lethargic" pacing of the storylines.^ Thanks, Nathan, for this Mad Men post.
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^ I don't watch Mad Men despite all the rave reviews coming from some of my peers.
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^ What Mad Men has in common with other great unsung heros of TV like Arrested Development is that they move at a pace that matches good novels.
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[49] .A review of the first season DVD set in the London Review of Books by Mark Greif was much less laudatory.^ One of the most scathing articles I've seen about "Mad Men" was in the London Review of Books last Fall (via The Elegant Variation ), in which Mark Greif lamented that the show was "an unpleasant little entry in the genre of Now We Know Better."
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^ I recently watched the first episode and I agree with every word spoken by the London Review - almost everything in that episode of nudge nudge wink wink look at the primitives.
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^ (Though, I must confess to watching Flight of the Conchords and Gilmore Girls on DVD.) I may have to check out the first season soon.
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.Greif stated that the series was an "unpleasant little entry in the genre of Now We Know Better" as the cast was a series of historical stereotypes that failed to do anything except "congratulate the present."^ One of the most scathing articles I've seen about "Mad Men" was in the London Review of Books last Fall (via The Elegant Variation ), in which Mark Greif lamented that the show was "an unpleasant little entry in the genre of Now We Know Better."
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^ I know this is a sappy thought, but I kinda/sorta wish that at the end of this series, whenever that may be, that we get a glimpse of these characters as old folks in the here and now.
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^ Mad Men is excellent because it assumes knowledge and does the 'Now We Know Better' in a way that makes us ask 'But Do We Really?'
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[50]
.The American Film Institute selected it as one of the 10 best television series of 2007,[51] 2008 [52] and 2009[53] and it was named the best television show of that year by the Television Critics Association[54] and several national publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, TIME Magazine, and TV Guide.^ It’s still the best show on television.
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^ "The New York Times and npr can't stop talking about this show.
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^ The New York Times and npr can't stop talking about this show.
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[55]
.On June 20, 2007, the consumer-rights activist group Commercial Alert filed a complaint with the United States Distilled Spirits Council alleging that Mad Men sponsor Jack Daniel's whiskey was violating liquor advertising standards since the show features "depictions of overt sexual activity" as well as irresponsible intoxication.^ Mad Men is a great show.
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^ Mad Men is righteous.
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^ Mad Men is getting close and personal with Jon Hamm without , uh, actually getting close and personal with Jon Hamm because it's a TV show.
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[56] Jack Daniel's was mentioned by name in the fifth episode.
.Among people who worked in advertising during the 1960s, opinions on the realism of Mad Men differ to some extent.^ The main Mad Man is the confident womanizer Don Draper, who is head of the Creative department at a mid-sized ad agency in 1960s Madison Avenue.
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^ I don't watch Mad Men despite all the rave reviews coming from some of my peers.
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^ Just as some enormous personal changes are on the horizon for Don, personally and professionally, we really saw two different eras bumping against each other here.
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.Jerry Della Femina, who worked as a copywriter in that era and later founded his own agency, said that the show "accurately reflects what went on.^ Jerry Della Femina's (spelling?
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^ Maybe the show is only fascinating for long periods of time to those who haven't already lived through that era.
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^ But while I'm thrilled to watch a show that reflects the people/issues of its chosen time accurately (and not in a revisionist way), the trailers always make these people seem despicable...
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The smoking, the prejudice and the bigotry."[5] .Robert Levinson, one of Weiner's advertising consultants, who worked at BBDO from 1960 to 1980, concurred with Femina: "What [Matthew Weiner] captured was so real.^ So it turns out one perservering reporter was able to get "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner on the phone yesterday.
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^ According to Alan Sepinwall's interview with creator Matthew Weiner, Joan is now married to the loathsome man who raped her last season.

^ I am disappointed that Weiner made so much of this season revolve around Betty Draper now that we see who she really is.
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The drinking was commonplace, the smoking was constant, the relationships between the executives and the secretaries was exactly right."[5] .Allen Rosenshine, a copywriter who went on to lead BBDO, called the show "a total fabrication," saying, "if anybody talked to women the way these goons do, they’d have been out on their ass."^ He’d hear the casually tossed off comments about a female copywriter being like a dog who could talk and snort with derision.
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^ They are always talking about NNF. If you like them I’d encourage you to check out JJGo.
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^ Otherwise I'm not quite sure why they went to the trouble of showing that she'd left her light on, and Paul calling out her name.
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[57]
Period references in the series have also had modern repercussions. .Don Draper's rendition of the Frank O'Hara poem 'Mayakovsky' from Meditations in an Emergency at the end of season two, episode one, led to the poet's work entering the top 50 sales on Amazon.^ No one except Don Draper.
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^ It really grabbed me in the first season, in the episode where Don has a run in with a beatnik who is bashing his lifestyle and profession.
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^ Indeed, Season 3 of "Mad Men" ends with, as my wife described it, Don Draper looking as happy as she's ever seen him, surveying the terrain of his new kingdom.
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[47]

Awards

.In 2010, 2009 and 2008, Mad Men won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Drama and in 2008, Jon Hamm won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama for his performance as Don Draper.^ I don't watch Mad Men despite all the rave reviews coming from some of my peers.
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^ Mad Men TV Show - Mad Men Television Show - Yahoo!
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^ Won 4 Golden Globes.
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.Mad Men received a 2007 Peabody Award from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.^ And an award winning show like Mad Men puts AMC on the map.
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[58] .In all three seasons, Jon Hamm was nominated for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series while the cast of Mad Men won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2009 and 2008.[59] Additionally, Vincent Kartheiser was honored with a 2007 Young Hollywood award for his work as Pete Campbell.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ "Mad Men" (2007) IMDb Search All .
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^ Hamm won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor In a drama series.
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.The show also won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series,[60] and the first-season episode "Shoot" won the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Single Camera Television Series.^ Never having seen the show, I tuned in for episode 1 of the new season.
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^ I actually thought the first episode of season three was really great, but I can see why it wouldn't make sense if it was the first episode I'd seen.
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^ It really grabbed me in the first season, in the episode where Don has a run in with a beatnik who is bashing his lifestyle and profession.
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[61] .Mad Men also received a special achievement Satellite Award from the International Press Academy for Best Television Ensemble.^ Just wondering, but what is Mad Men, besides an AMC television show.
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^ Along with what seems like the entire rest of the world, I am 1) of the opinion that "Mad Men" is currently the best show on television, and 2) am blogging about my opinion that "Mad Men" is currently the best show on television.
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^ It seems that our Mad Men cycle of life is the best and only way and ultimately, in retrospect, we’re just providing material for Mad T.V. .
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[62]
.Mad Men was the most-nominated drama series and the third most-nominated series overall at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008, receiving 16 nominations total – behind the NBC comedy 30 Rock and the HBO miniseries John Adams, with 17 and 23 nominations, respectively.^ In any case, it's one of the most erotic scenes "Mad Men" has ever done -- that sudden rush of desire was expertly portrayed.

^ This is definitely a more sexually-charged Mad Men than in the previous seasons, which really threw me off; there was more explicit sexuality in this one episode than most of the second season.

^ But I have been surprised by Mad Men a lot (one of the things I like about it) so time will tell if I just totally missed it.
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[63] .Alongside the concurrently nominated FX drama Damages, it became one of the first basic cable series ever to be nominated for the award for Outstanding Drama Series,[64] an award that it subsequently won.^ Reply 11:36 am, Nov 10, 2009 djgrisman Cheers to the writers like Weiner and the others who have created outstanding drama for cable.
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.Series creator Matthew Weiner also won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his script for the premiere episode, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". In the technical categories, Mad Men won Emmys for Outstanding Hair-Styling for a Single Camera Series (episode: "Shoot"), Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series (episode: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"), Outstanding Main Title Design, and Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series (episode: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes").^ Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks .
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^ The episodes for both Mad Men and Six Feet Under resonate with me way after they're aired.
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^ I'm dying to write a series of Mad Men-esque romance novels set in Coit Tower in the 1960's.
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.In 2009, the show also won Best International Award at the British Academy Television Awards 2009.^ It’s still the best show on television.
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^ Justin Says: August 15th, 2009 at 11:40 am It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is the best show on television.
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^ Along with what seems like the entire rest of the world, I am 1) of the opinion that "Mad Men" is currently the best show on television, and 2) am blogging about my opinion that "Mad Men" is currently the best show on television.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On September 20, 2009, Mad Men won its second Primetime Emmy for Best Drama series, along with its also second Primetime Emmy for Writing in a Drama Series.^ Just in time for the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men this weekend comes a spot-on parody of the hit cable series.
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^ I'm dying to write a series of Mad Men-esque romance novels set in Coit Tower in the 1960's.
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^ BTW, adore Mad Men, though we've only had the first series here in Australia.
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In January 14, 2010, the series was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.[65]

Parodies

.Jon Hamm was the host of Saturday Night Live on October 26, 2008, an episode during that show's 34th season.^ Sunday, October 26, 2008 .
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ Episode 10 Originally aired: October 18, 2009 Don starts spending the night at Miss Farrell’s apartment and tries to help with her epileptic brother.
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^ Mad Men is getting close and personal with Jon Hamm without , uh, actually getting close and personal with Jon Hamm because it's a TV show.
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.Two skits from that show parodied how the men in the show drink and smoke constantly and often engage in adultery.^ Of course 40 is the average lifespan for someone in the ad game, given how much these characters drink and smoke.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ It wasn't but an episode or two into the first season of Mad Men when I realized that its basic premise was "How WASPs would behave if they were Jews instead of WASPs".
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^ Really, if you look 2 degrees to either side while watching shows like Mad Men or The Wire, you see how shameful it is to be an actor.
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.In one skit, "A-Holes: Pitch Meeting," Hamm is joined by two other Mad Men cast members in cameo appearances, Elisabeth Moss and John Slattery.^ Associated Press file photo Jon Hamm portrays Don Draper, the creative director of the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency in AMC's "Mad Men."
  • AMC's 'Mad Men' shows how different office life was in the 1950s and '60s | Flint Entertainment - - MLive.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.mlive.com [Source type: General]

^ What Mad Men has in common with other great unsung heros of TV like Arrested Development is that they move at a pace that matches good novels.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In any case, one has to presume that if we see "Brian Batt" in the credits for the coming season, that must mean a certain commitment of "x" number of episodes for season 4 of Mad Men.
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[66] .In another skit, "Don Draper's Guide to Picking Up Women," Hamm pokes fun at how easily his character picks up women.^ It's just as bad as Don's "you people" comment to assume that Sal will immediately go to some park and try to pick up a guy.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If Don's *very* lucky (if that ever happens), Carla will answer the door and end up with one more Draper secret to keep...
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ What she didn't know was how he became Don Draper and the circumstances of his birth.
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[67]
.The Simpsons' episode "Treehouse of Horror XIX", which first aired in the United States on November 2, 2008, included a segment called "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising"[68] The segment, an adaptation of the Mad Men animated title sequence, was the "inspiration" of executive producer Al Jean; it featured a "rotund, lunchbox-carrying figure, undoubtedly Homer Simpson, enter[ing] a living room and then float[ing] past windows bearing Springfield-centric displays that include a Duff Beer ad," with the theme music of Mad Men on the soundtrack.^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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^ It's not just the fashion and tobacco habits that appear dead-on accurate in "Mad Men" -- the social atmosphere also reflects the racism and gender bias of the time.
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^ I was under the impression that Mad Men was one of the many pop-feminist shows about how unfair everything is for women because, after all, when there’s nothing left to whine about in the present one can always whine about the past!
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[68]
.The children's television show Sesame Street ran a parody of "Mad Men," a child-friendly skit that lasts 2 minutes and 15 seconds, sometime in late 2009. Muppet versions of Don Draper and two other advertising professionals are shown going on an "emotional rollercoaster," becoming "mad," "sad" and "happy," as they sort through pictures of an ad campaign featuring a cartoon bear.^ Just wondering, but what is Mad Men, besides an AMC television show.
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^ We call others in the show bullies, but isn't that what Don has become?
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wait for the Mad Men-Lite version once the show stops....
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[69] .Sesame Street's plans for having its own parody of Mad Men were announced in August 2009 before its 40th anniversary season aired.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ Just in time for the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men this weekend comes a spot-on parody of the hit cable series.
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^ I watched MAD MEN in its first season and then walked away.
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[70] .When Miranda Barry of the Sesame Workshop was asked how such a parody is possible "given the drinking, smoking, and womanizing that's a big part of the AMC show", she compared it to their parody of Desperate Housewives: "You may have seen our parody called 'Desperate Houseplants.'^ Of course 40 is the average lifespan for someone in the ad game, given how much these characters drink and smoke.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

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^ I would love to see how his adult family reacts and having her play a part in his political future would be an ideal way of showing this.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

It was about a houseplant not getting its needs met by the gardener. So it always works on two levels."[70]

Marketing

.In promotion for the series, AMC aired multiple commercials and a behind the scenes documentary on the making of Mad Men before its premiere.^ Associated Press file photo Jon Hamm portrays Don Draper, the creative director of the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency in AMC's "Mad Men."
  • AMC's 'Mad Men' shows how different office life was in the 1950s and '60s | Flint Entertainment - - MLive.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.mlive.com [Source type: General]

^ One iconic scene in Mad Men has serial adulterer Draper watching Leave It to Beaver with the kids while his wife gets some payback with a pickup in a bar bathroom.
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^ In any case, it's one of the most erotic scenes "Mad Men" has ever done -- that sudden rush of desire was expertly portrayed.

.The commercials mostly show the one (usually brief) sex scene from each episode of the season.^ I've heard such great things about the show, but I still have to rent Season One (and the rest) as well.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In any case, one has to presume that if we see "Brian Batt" in the credits for the coming season, that must mean a certain commitment of "x" number of episodes for season 4 of Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ I watched all reruns last week in one night, i found this new season episode dull and uninteresting.

.The commercials, as well as the documentary, featured the song "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse.^ Don advised Sal to get used to capricious clients and he’ll know when he’s unhappy when he is no longer chosen for doing commercial production work.
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[12] .The documentary, in addition to trailers and sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, were released on the official AMC website.^ MAD MEN- Episode 12 Sneak Peek .
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^ MAD MEN- Episode 5 Sneak Peek .
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^ Up Next MAD MEN- Episode 4 Sneak Peek .
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.Mad Men was also made available at the iTunes Store on July 20, 2007, along with the "making of" documentary.^ Actually the first time I heard of it, it was because my sister sent me a link to a site where you can make Mad Men avatars of yourself .
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^ Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Mad Men" (2007) .
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^ I along with everyone hope to see her back on Mad Men soon and always.
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[71]
.For the second season, AMC undertook the largest marketing campaign it had ever launched, intending to reflect the "cinematic quality" of the series.^ Just in time for the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men this weekend comes a spot-on parody of the hit cable series.
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^ He talked about how Don having no contract at the end of season 2 was a reflection of what was happening with him at AMC. 2 Weeks before the final he still had no contract.
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^ Returning for its second season, the Golden Globe-winning series for Best TV drama and actor will...
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[72] .The Grand Central Station subway shuttle to Times Square was decorated with life-size posters of Jon Hamm as Don Draper, and quotes from the first season.^ You guys can have Don Draper (Jon Hamm).
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^ The main Mad Man is the confident womanizer Don Draper, who is head of the Creative department at a mid-sized ad agency in 1960s Madison Avenue.
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^ Was that the Singing Nun playing the background when Don met the schoolteacher (aka second-string Midge) for the first time?
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[72] .Inside Grand Central, flash mobs dressed in period clothing would hand out "Sterling Cooper" business cards to promote the July 27 season premiere.^ Most would have been out of the job market for a significant period of time, if they'd ever been in it in the first place.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've got a feeling that Don's/Dick's life is going to be turned upside down at the end of the season, with the double bombshell of Betty finding out who he really is and Sterling Cooper being sold out from under them.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought Sal would be going out the window after going through some of the previous ad campaigns he had a hand in.
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[72] Window displays were arranged at 14 Bloomingdale's stores for exhibition throughout July, and a 45' by 100' wallscape was posted at the corner of Hollywood and Highland in downtown Hollywood.[72] Television commercials on various cable and local networks, full-page print ads, and a 30-second trailer in Landmark Theaters throughout July were also run in promotion of the series.[72]
.Inspired by the iconic Zippo brand, the DVD box set of the first season of Mad Men was designed like a flip-open Zippo lighter.^ I watched MAD MEN in its first season and then walked away.
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^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ I also like Sal as a character on Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.Zippo subsequently developed two designs of lighters with "Mad Men" logos to be sold at the company headquarters and online.^ What Mad Men has in common with other great unsung heros of TV like Arrested Development is that they move at a pace that matches good novels.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It wasn't but an episode or two into the first season of Mad Men when I realized that its basic premise was "How WASPs would behave if they were Jews instead of WASPs".
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has taken me three seasons to fully realize that what takes place during the 60s on "Mad Men" has very little to do with plot development.
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[73] .The DVD box set, as well as a Blu-ray disc set, was released July 1, 2008; it features a total of 23 audio commentaries on the season's 13 episodes from various members of the cast and crew.^ In a season 2 episode, they had a montage of Betty, Joan and Peggy getting dressed for the day with the Decemberists' "The Infanta" playing, and that song was released in 2005.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Bill Dance Casting (14 episodes, 2007-2008) .
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^ The episode title and Ms Farrel's question to Don totally reminds of the Season 3 Homicide:LOTS episode "Colors".
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[74]
.For the third season, Banana Republic has partnered with Mad Men to create window displays to be displayed at Banana Republic stores nationwide.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ I watched MAD MEN in its first season and then walked away.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In any case, one has to presume that if we see "Brian Batt" in the credits for the coming season, that must mean a certain commitment of "x" number of episodes for season 4 of Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

The displays present clothing inspired by the famed fashion and style of the show. .Banana Republic also offers a style guide with the intent to help the customer dress like their favorite Mad Men character.^ I also like Sal as a character on Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Betty is my favorite character, so I really liked so much Betty this season.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ What Mad Men has in common with other great unsung heros of TV like Arrested Development is that they move at a pace that matches good novels.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The style guide comes with a code that is to be entered into a competition. .The competition is an opportunity to submit a picture in "Mad Men style" with a public voting component.^ Now I'm off to practice my Mad Men, early-60s-style voguing.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

[75]
"Patio Diet Cola" t-shirts are featured in the Pepsi store online. .Patio was featured in Mad Men Season 3 as a client of the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency, beginning with the episode "Love Among the Ruins;" the episode featured an abortive attempt to make an ad based on Ann-Margret's opening number in Bye Bye Birdie.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ I also love the fashion on Mad Men!
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^ Episode 13 Originally aired: November 8, 2009 Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it.
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.Another clothing promotion from the series' third season includes a "Mad-Men Edition" suit offered by American clothing retailer Brooks Brothers.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ Just in time for the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men this weekend comes a spot-on parody of the hit cable series.
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^ I watched MAD MEN in its first season and then walked away.
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[76] The suit is designed by the show's costume designer, Janie Bryant, and is based on an actual style sold by Brooks Brothers in the early 1960's.[76]
.The third season also saw the creation of the web-based application "Mad Men Yourself" which enabled users to create avatars based on the outfits and accessories of the show, drawn in the sixties-inspired style of illustrator Dyna Moe.^ Mad Men: Season 01 .
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^ Just in time for the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men this weekend comes a spot-on parody of the hit cable series.
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^ In any case, one has to presume that if we see "Brian Batt" in the credits for the coming season, that must mean a certain commitment of "x" number of episodes for season 4 of Mad Men.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

Product placement

.Mad Men integrates product placement into its narratives.^ It wasn't but an episode or two into the first season of Mad Men when I realized that its basic premise was "How WASPs would behave if they were Jews instead of WASPs".
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^ Mad Men is wearing to die for clothes without having to squeeze into a girdle to do it.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've seen one episode of Mad Men and I couldn't quite get into it.
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.For instance, in a second season episode, the beer manufacturer Heineken is seen as a client seeking to bring its beer to the attention of American consumers.^ Pete, reviewing his client Admiral's generally flat sales figures with Paul, concludes that the television set manufacturer is popular with African Americans.
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^ I actually thought the first episode of season three was really great, but I can see why it wouldn't make sense if it was the first episode I'd seen.
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^ Never having seen the show, I tuned in for episode 1 of the new season.
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This placement was paid for by Heineken as an additional part of their advertising on the show. Cadillac has a similar deal with Mad Men. Other examples remain less obvious, like ads worked on by the firm, or companies sought as clients such as Utz potato chips, Maidenform, Gillette, American Airlines, Clearasil and others.[77]
.The closing episode of season two was broadcast (for its premiere) with only one brief commercial interruption: a short ad for Heineken beer.^ I rented season one from the library and only endured one episode.
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^ In any case, one has to presume that if we see "Brian Batt" in the credits for the coming season, that must mean a certain commitment of "x" number of episodes for season 4 of Mad Men.
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^ There seems to be one tiny retelling of that event in every episode this season.
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.Mad Men (2007 - ) is an American television drama created by Matthew Weiner.^ Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks .
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Weiner is obsessed with the stylistic authenticity of Mad Men , his critically acclaimed television drama.
  • Daily Man: the Making of MAD MEN « Good Men Project 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.goodmenproject.org [Source type: General]

^ Mad Men is a drama on AMC which premiered in 2007.
  • Mad Men - TV Dramas - Blogged 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.blogged.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The show centers around an advertising agency in the 1960s, and its creative director, Don Draper.^ The show centers on the advertising industry and socials mores of 1960s America.
  • Lovemarks: Mad Men (Nomination) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.lovemarks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The show centers around an advertising agency in the 1960s, and its creative director, Don Draper .
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Creative Director Don Draper is facing failure at home.
  • Mad Men : (Ep. 201) "For Those Who Think Young" 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC watch.ctv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mad Men - Watch Full Episodes Online - Canada's Online Home for Mad Men - CTV Shows 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC shows.ctv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The show is broadcast in the United States on the AMC network.^ The show is broadcast in the United States on the cable network AMC, which also produces it.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The show is broadcast in the United States on the AMC network .
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It is broadcast in the United States and Canada on the cable network AMC, and is produced by Lionsgate Television.
  • Mad Men - TV Shows - Hunch 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC hunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Season One

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes [1.1]

.Don Draper: The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist.^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you want Don Draper ?
  • Mad Men | The Frisky 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper from "Mad Men" voted the Most Influential Man of 2009, topping a list of people who actually exist    ( starpulse.com ) .
  • Drew Curtis' FARK.com -- links tagged 'Mad Men' 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons.^ What you call “love” was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons.
  • Mad Men < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Responses to ““What you call ‘love,’ men like me invented to sell nylons”: Don Draper and the Nihilistic Sensibility of Mad Men” .
  • “What you call ‘love,’ men like me invented to sell nylons”: Don Draper and the Nihilistic Sensibility of Mad Men « resistance is fertile 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC lagusta.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What you call ‘love,’ men like me invented to sell nylons.” – Don Draper.
  • “What you call ‘love,’ men like me invented to sell nylons”: Don Draper and the Nihilistic Sensibility of Mad Men « resistance is fertile 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC lagusta.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You're born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts.^ If you think you're alone, then you're stuck ...
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ We're just as suprised as you are.
  • Mad Men - The Remote Island 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just don’t mop top it, you’re not the fifth Beatle.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

But I never forget. .I'm living like there's no tomorrow, because there isn't one.^ There isn't one.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m living like there’s no tomorrow, because there isn’t one.” —Don Draper .
  • Forum Blue And Gold » Mad Men: The Lakers Preview 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.forumblueandgold.com [Source type: General]

^ The trouble with Mad Men is that there's no one to like.
  • Why So Sad, Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.adweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Why So Sad, Mad Men? 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.adweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Don Draper: Advertising is based on one thing, happiness.^ Don: Advertising is based on one thing: happiness.

^ No one except Don Draper.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Advertising is based on happiness.
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.And you know what happiness is?^ And you know what happiness is?

^ Lord, are we happy they're putting this in the opening credits, and not jamming it in the middle of the story, you know, when they could be telling actual jokes .
  • Mad Men - The Remote Island 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ArturoAusiello: Well, Arturo, you'll be happy to know that the cool cats of Sterling Cooper are already hard at work on Season 2, which will premiere on AMC in July.
  • Mad Men - Blog Toplist 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Happiness is the smell of a new car.^ Happiness is the smell of a new car.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men: Pitch Perfect: Observatory: Design Observer 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC observatory.designobserver.com [Source type: General]
  • 'Mad Men' explores advertising's heyday | Marketplace From American Public Media 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC marketplace.publicradio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 12 of My Favorite Mad Men Quotes 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Happiness is the smell of a new car… It’s freedom from fear.

It's freedom from fear. .It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams reassurance that whatever you are doing is okay.^ It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing, it's OK. .
  • 'Mad Men' explores advertising's heyday | Marketplace From American Public Media 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC marketplace.publicradio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance: whatever you're doing, it's okay.

^ It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams reassurance that whatever you are doing is okay.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • 12 of My Favorite Mad Men Quotes 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You are okay.

.Joan Holloway: He may act like he wants a secretary, but most of the time they're looking for something between a mother and a waitress.^ One line goes, “They look like they’re asking for a secretary, but most of the time they’re just looking for a mother or a waitress.” .
  • Mad Over Mad Men « g – The Guidon Magazine 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC g.theguidon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It will probably look something like this: .

^ "He may act like he wants a secretary, but most of the time they're looking for something between a mother and a waitress."
  • Mad Men Quiz - Which Mad Men Character Are You? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.quizrocket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And the rest of the time, well...^ And the rest of the time, well...
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Go home, take a paper bag and cut some eye holes out of it.^ Go home, take a paper bag and cut some eye holes out of it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ You'll die in that corner office, a mid-level executive with a little bit of hair who woman go home with out of pity.
  • Sharp Writing, '60s Vibe Draw Viewers To 'Mad Men' : NPR 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ I can only hope that Joan now takes that mower home and tries it out on creepy hubby...
  • Review of Mad Men, Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency - Tuned In - TIME.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tunedin.blogs.time.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Put if over your head, look in the mirror and try and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.^ Forget 'What are your strengths and weaknesses?'
  • Hilton Capitalizes on Mad Men Popularity | BNET Travel Blog | BNET 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC industry.bnet.com [Source type: General]

^ If gramp’s hair products are too greasy for your taste, but you still want that shiny, put together look, try the modern products used by the Mad Men hairstylist.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile the lady in back looks at her with increasing jealousy as her hair blows worse and worse, unable to be controlled, until at the end she puts on the frumpy head scarf, defeated.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

And try and be honest.

.Joan Holloway: A girl like you with those ankles?^ Men dressed to the nines, mid-day drinks at the office, not to mention flirty secretaries like Joan Holloway.
  • TCA 2008: MAD MEN | the TV addict 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thetvaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Office manager Joan Holloway shows off every curve in those jewel-toned sheaths and pencil skirts, but is she ever likely to bare her legs in a mini?
  • 'Mad Men' costume designer undresses Season 3 - SFGate 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ Those of you who, like me, are borderline obsessed with AMC’s Mad Men will enjoy this lengthy interview with the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner.
  • ‘Mad Men’ ads keep you on your couch » Nieman Journalism Lab 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.niemanlab.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I'd find a way to make them sing.^ I'd find a way to make them sing.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ So the best thing you can do is find a way to make your life work around the change.
  • Mad Men, 'Love Among the Ruins': Reviewing episode two | Alan Sepinwall on TV - - NJ.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maxwell's Daily Find Lampa James Perse Moulé 5 Ways to Make a Weeknight Meal Out of 1 Single Vegetable Agave Nectar: Healthful or Harmful?
  • Set decor Inspiration: Mad Men | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.apartmenttherapy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Don Draper: We should get married.^ Don Draper : We should get married.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "We should be concentrating on Firth's powerful reaction, but instead we are distracted because it is DON DRAPER ON THE PHONE." .
  • Mad Men: News & Coverage on New York Magazine 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC nymag.com [Source type: General]

^ Private life: Roger plans to divorce his longtime wife Mona and marry Don Draper’s 20-year-old former secretary, Jane Siegel.
  • The Women Behind ‘Mad Men’ - WSJ.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]
  • The Women Behind ‘Mad Men’ - WSJ.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sbk.online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Midge Daniels: You think I'd make a good ex-wife?^ Midge Daniels : You think I'd make a good ex-wife?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Do you think Betty and Don are over for good?
  • "Mad Men" Season 3: The rise of the women | AfterEllen.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you think it'll be good?
  • Mad Men: Coming Thursday - Advertising and Marketing Blog - AdPulp.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.adpulp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ladies Room [1.2]

.Don Draper: Let me ask you something, what do women want?^ Don: "Do you want me to leave you alone?
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Ah, Don Draper, how much I wanted to be like you.
  • The Tech of Mad Men—Just In Time for Season 3 - Mad Men - Gizmodo 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Sterling: Who cares?^ Roger Sterling : Who cares?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Who's had it: Roger Sterling favors this vodka-based classic whether he's at lunch commiserating with colleagues or trying to get through dinner with family.

^ John Slattery, who plays Roger “Always With a Drink In My Hand” Sterling was impressed with how good the scripts keep getting.
  • TCA 2008: MAD MEN | the TV addict 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thetvaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Roger Sterling: Psychiatry is just this year's candy pink stove.^ Roger Sterling : Psychiatry is just this year's candy pink stove.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ What we know of Jane is that she’s young, gorgeous and has made Roger Sterling go gaga and end his marriage of almost 20 years.She makes me think of a Sidecar.
  • Astor Unfiltered | All posts tagged 'mad men' 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC blog.astorwines.com [Source type: General]

^ Just seventeen years later, I went to work at a place a lot like Sterling Cooper, "an old-school agency ...

Marriage of Figaro [1.3]

.Rachel Menken: It's hard to get caught in a lie.^ Rachel Menken : It's hard to get caught in a lie.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover.^ Don Draper : It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Still to the extent that all publicity is good publicity—I think Don Draper might agree, and the ratings don't lie—then I congratulate Matthew Weiner.
  • Mad Men Sets Ratings Record, Criticized By Parents Television Council - Tuned In - TIME.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tunedin.blogs.time.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If I wasn’t determined to resist AMC’s pitch, I’d be inclined to describe Don Draper as Mad Men ‘s Tony Soprano.
  • Mad Men < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

New Amsterdam [1.4]

Roger Sterling: I bet there were people in the Bible walking around, complaining about "kids today."
.Don Draper: Kids today, they have no one to look up to.^ Don Draper : Kids today, they have no one to look up to.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I blow up bridges.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The Don Drapers of today were no doubt celebrating.
  • Mad Men 2.0 -- In These Times 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC inthesetimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.'Cause they're looking up to us.^ 'Cause they're looking up to us.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "They're spoiling us.
  • 'Mad Men,' Strong Women - Los Angeles Times 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ And some are no doubt uncomfortable when they realize that, thanks to the way the directing and writing have built up the suspense, they’re rooting for the bad guy, as it were.
  • Mad About Mad Men - The Atlantic(November 2009) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: General]


.Pete Campbell: I have ideas.^ Vincent Kartheiser’s Pete Campbell talks this way constantly, the idea being to convey that he is a high-WASP scion.
  • Mad Men In A Good Place: How Did People Sound In 1963? | The New Republic 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tnr.com [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell comes up with an idea to keep Kennedy's image off TV in key States.
  • "Mad Men" (2007) - Episode list 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : I have ideas.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: I'm sure you do.^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sterling Cooper has more failed artists and intellectuals than the Third Reich.^ Sterling Cooper has more failed artists and intellectuals than the Third Reich.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : I bet daily friendship with that bottle attracts more people to advertising than any salary you can dream of.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger's got 23—sorry, 24 —million reasons to keep Lee Garner Jr. Sal at SCDP than it would have been at Sterling Cooper.
  • Mad Men: The TV Club has been sold to McCann-Erickson. (70) - By Patrick Radden Keefe, John Swansburg, and Julia Turner - Slate Magazine 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: General]


.Roger Sterling: I bet daily friendship with that bottle attracts more people to advertising than any salary you can dream of.^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : I bet daily friendship with that bottle attracts more people to advertising than any salary you can dream of.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger: You don’t value what I do any more than they do.
  • Enjoymentland » Mad Men and risk, consequences, realities, fear & commitment 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC enjoymentland.com [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: It's the way I got in.^ In many ways, the scene echoed Don’s first encounter with the other Mrs. Draper — the flashback to his days as a car salesman.

^ Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way.
  • Mad Men: Season Two Blu-ray (2008) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mad Men Season 2 : DVD : Jon Hamm : John Slattery : Vincent Kartheiser : Tim Hunter : Alan Taylor : Lions Gate - Buy.com 20 September 2009 9:51 UTC www.buy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I can’t wait to mix up some hooch and kick back with Don Draper as he drinks, smokes, and womanizes his way through season 3.
  • Articles Tagged "Mad Men" - BlackBook 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

.Roger Sterling: So enjoy it.^ In the limo on the way to the dinner Mrs Sterling tells Roger’s new, young wife Jane, “Enjoy the world as it is, Margaret.
  • Mad Men Episode 10: Clueless 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cable360.net [Source type: General]

^ It's not possible for me to enjoy Roger Sterling more.

.Don Draper: I'm doin' my best here.^ Magnificent Bastard : Don Draper is the best of them.
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Another interesting thing to note is that they got most of the furniture for Don Draper's office here locally at Futurama and Denmark 50 in Los Angeles.
  • Set decor Inspiration: Mad Men | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.apartmenttherapy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My mom was all excited to watch it since the 60s were her era but she lost interest after the first few eps cos she hates Don Draper too much.
  • I found Mad Men disappointing... - TV Shows & Movies - Main - theJJB.com - Message Board Yuku 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC jjb.yuku.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Sterling: No, you're not.^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger: You’re Harry Crane?
  • Unbound Edition | Attention Deficit Theatre: “Mad Men,” Season Two, Episode Three 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.unboundedition.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Roger Sterling : No joke.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.You don't know how to drink.^ I don’t know if you like me, or if you don’t like me.

^ I don’t know how any of them could stand it.
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You don’t know how to drink.
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons.^ Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If these things are outside of your experience, there are loads of reasons why you’d be unfamiliar with them without you being ridiculously cut off from the planet.
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not suggesting you don't enjoy your drink.
  • 'Mad Men' Party Guide - Slashfood 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.slashfood.com [Source type: General]

.My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it.^ My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ My generation … we drink because it’s good.
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar.
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We drink because it's what men do.^ We drink because it’s what men do.
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We drink because it's what men do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: What about shaky hands, I see a lot of that with you boys?^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : Have you ever been fired?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Sterling: No joke.^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : No joke.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ They dance an extremely enthusiastic Charleston at that same Roger Sterling party, and by the finale they are working as partners in ways like no other relationship on the show.
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Your kind with your gloomy thoughts and your worries, you're all busy licking some imaginary wound.^ Suzanne: "You're all the same .
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ Your kind with your gloomy thoughts and your worries, you're all busy licking some imaginary wound.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Those questions are, to him, about that moment “where you step through a door and your heart races.” That ineffable experience is, to Cloepfil, what it’s really all about.
  • Eva Hagberg: Brad Cloepfil: Mad Men (Wallpaper*) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.evahagberg.com [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: Not all imaginary.^ All hail Don Draper.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And all the mad men and women came through: Sterling, Cooper, Pryce, Pete, Peggy, Joan, and, more than anyone else of course, Don Draper.
  • Mad Men Finale: So You Like Being in Advertising After All? | Blog | design mind 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC designmind.frogdesign.com [Source type: General]

^ The hour offers up office intrigue, romantic complications and a classic Don Draper pitch, not to mention the usual brilliant acting from all involved.
  • Mad Men Returns and Reviewed | Buzz Newsroom 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC buzznewsroom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Sterling: Yeah, boo hoo.^ Roger Sterling : Yeah, boo hoo.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Oh, yeah, absolutely," says John Slattery , whose Roger Sterling has been known to knock back a few.
  • Distinctive 'Mad Men' reaches out to today's style, culture - USATODAY.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Don Draper: Maybe I'm not as comfortable being powerless as you are.^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Roger Sterling: What you did is totally unacceptable.^ I think you pine for Roger Sterling because of his license to be wolfish.
  • mad men | Double X 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.doublex.com [Source type: General]

^ Nathaniel, you totally have to tell them that even though it's your post idea, I did all the scuttwork.
  • Film Experience Blog: Mad Men at the Movies 1.1 20 September 2009 9:51 UTC filmexperience.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Why did you buy (Sterling Cooper) the company?"
  • Mad Men, 'Love Among the Ruins': Reviewing episode two | Alan Sepinwall on TV - - NJ.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pete Campbell: I realize that.^ We learn that Pete Campbell is a real menace who cares about no one but himself.
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But one of the things that really impressed me was the Pete Campbell character.
  • Mad Men - AST Forums 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC aspecialthing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Would a real Pete Campbell, even knocking back highballs as is his wont, really casually talk like a Hardy Boy with the crisp, measured diction?
  • Mad Men In A Good Place: How Did People Sound In 1963? | The New Republic 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tnr.com [Source type: General]

.Roger Sterling: I want you to be very clear about this: You were fired.^ But, if you really want to get nitpicky about it...

^ It's very odd what does and does not get you fired at Sterling Cooper.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ "Do you want to talk about it?"
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.I wanted you out.^ I wanted you out.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Cooper wanted you out.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Before you favor us with any more of your opinions, Middletown Girl, you might want to find out what in the Hell you're talking about.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cooper wanted you out.^ I wanted you out.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Cooper wanted you out.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The British invasion of Sterling Cooper has prompted a rash of layoffs, bringing with them both anxiety and opportunity (You’ll want to see how Pete reacts).

.And you would be...if it weren't for this man.^ Don's contemptuous "you people" is steeped in such hypocrisy and, frankly, irony, that it would be laughable if the consequences weren't so grim.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What I discovered was, as you would expect if you watch the show, a man who is incredibly intelligent, passionate about 1960s America and fascinated with human behavior.
  • Season Pass on Variety.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We’re going to take a look at a few of the problems Draper’s faced as well as the solutions a lesser man (you) would come up with.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[motions to Don] He thought you deserved another chance.^ Don] He thought you deserved another chance.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ We got another, “What do you want me to say?” when Don went to see the teacher.
  • Posts tagged "mad-men" - Unlikely Words - A blog of Boston, Providence, and the world 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.unlikelywords.com [Source type: General]

^ All the people who thought Don was ‘cool’ were proven wrong by his ‘you people’ remark, but maybe it’ll come back around somehow.
  • Posts tagged "mad-men" - Unlikely Words - A blog of Boston, Providence, and the world 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.unlikelywords.com [Source type: General]

That's right. He fought for you.
.Pete Campbell: I don't know what to say.^ I always say I don’t know.

^ Pete Campbell : I don't know what to say.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "I always say I don’t know.
  • Mad Men - TV Fanatic 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Sterling: Say nothing.^ Roger Sterling : Say nothing.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ When agency partner Roger Sterling cheered up creative director Don Draper saying that “When God closes a door, he opens a dress” it was in the same spirit.

^ Oh, yeah, absolutely," says John Slattery , whose Roger Sterling has been known to knock back a few.
  • Distinctive 'Mad Men' reaches out to today's style, culture - USATODAY.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You are here because of Don Draper's largess.^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pete Campbell: Thank you.^ I don't see Pete "Campbell," as a beta; at least not in the sense you do in which all men are either "alphas", or "betas."
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Julia, you describe the episode between Pete Campbell and the fräulein from 14C as rape.
  • Did Pete Campbell rape the au pair on Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.doublex.com [Source type: General]

.Thank you so much.^ Thank you so much for this interview!
  • Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » interview: behind the scenes of mad men (w/ adam rowe) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.designspongeonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank you ever so much,” she says with much grace.
  • Mad Men Episode 10: Clueless 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cable360.net [Source type: General]

^ Thank you so much for sharing.
  • Raleigh’s Mad Men | New Raleigh 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.newraleigh.com [Source type: General]

.Roger Sterling: Now, I know that your generation went to college instead of serving, so I'll illuminate you.^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : You know what my father used to say?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger: You’ll do what it takes.
  • Enjoymentland » Mad Men and risk, consequences, realities, fear & commitment 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC enjoymentland.com [Source type: General]

.This man is your commanding officer.^ This man is your commanding officer.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You live and die in his shadow.^ The Reason You Suck Speech ("You live and die in this man's shadow!"
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ You live and die in his shadow.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Understood?
.Pete Campbell: [nods vigorously] I won't let you down, Don.^ Pete Campbell : Thank you.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : You either have or you haven't.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : I don't know what to say.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Roger Sterling: Jesus!^ Roger Sterling : Jesus!
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Campbell...don't ever say that.^ Campbell...don't ever say that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : I don't know what to say.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

5G [1.5]

.Betty Draper: I liked your girl Peggy.^ Betty Draper : I liked your girl Peggy.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ No one works a prop like January Jones, whose Betty Draper character is outfitted in matching purse and sunglasses for Episode 7 of Mad Men.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sure, she looks like a princess from a land of fluffy cotton candy clouds and gossamer fairy wings, but Mad Men 's Betty Draper is fierce .
  • Watch With Kristin - Television News, Gossip & Spoilers | E! Online 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: General]

She’s fresh.
.Don Draper: As the driven snow.^ Don Draper : As the driven snow.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Jon Hamm is Don Draper, a driven ad exec whose life is fast crumbling.
  • Here's why fans come back for more 'Mad Men' - St. Petersburg Times 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tampabay.com [Source type: General]


.Midge Daniels: [to Don on the phone] I want you to pull my hair and ravish me and leave me for dead.^ Connie "I don't know what you want."
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you want Don Draper ?
  • Mad Men | The Frisky 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm sure there are many talented actors who could pull off any of these roles, but I just don't want this remake made under any circumstances.
  • Mad Men Writer Marti Noxon Writing New Fright Night Remake « FirstShowing.net 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Babylon [1.6]

.Joan Holloway: Roger, if you had your way, I would be stranded in some paperweight with my legs stuck in the air.^ Joan Holloway : Roger, if you had your way, I would be stranded in some paperweight with my legs stuck in the air.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger: Peggy, can you get me some coffee?
  • Mad Men - TV Fanatic 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And then it became so much more complicated when you added sex to it and biologically the relationship is always sexist in some way.
  • Mad Men (kottke.org) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]


.Don Draper: Mourning is just extended self-pity.^ Just more so than Don Draper.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper : Mourning is just extended self-pity.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ (Just as Don’s self-invented identity is Gatsby-like, so Betty, his wife, is a jejune ornament like Daisy, though without the voice full of money.
  • Mad About Mad Men - The Atlantic(November 2009) 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: General]


.Roy: So, what do you do, Don?^ Roy : So, what do you do, Don?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: I blow up bridges.^ Don Draper : I blow up bridges.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ I can’t wait to mix up some hooch and kick back with Don Draper as he drinks, smokes, and womanizes his way through season 3.
  • Articles Tagged "Mad Men" - BlackBook 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

^ When agency partner Roger Sterling cheered up creative director Don Draper saying that “When God closes a door, he opens a dress” it was in the same spirit.

.Midge Daniels: Don's in advertising.^ Midge Daniels : Don's in advertising.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Midge Daniels : [to Don on the phone] I want you to pull my hair and ravish me and leave me for dead.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Roy: No way.^ Roy : No way.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

Madison Avenue? What a gas!
.Midge Daniels: We all have to serve somebody.^ Midge Daniels : We all have to serve somebody.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Roy: Perpetuating the lie.^ Roy : Perpetuating the lie.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.How do you sleep at night?^ 'How do you sleep at night?'
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How do you sell a prestige product to a demanding Sunday-night audience who now expects nothing less than the next 'Sopranos'?
  • Mad Men -- TV Episode Recaps & News 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC nymag.com [Source type: General]

^ True Confessions You know how Mad Men airs TWICE in a row on Sunday night?
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Don Draper: On a bed made of money.^ 'On a bed made of money," Don replies.
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper : On a bed made of money.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The sofa, chairs and coffee table in Don Draper's office are made in Los Angeles by Futurama.
  • Mad Men - FriendFeed 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC friendfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Midge Daniels: Isn't this an education!
.Roy: You hucksters in your tower created the religion of mass consumption.^ Don's phrase, "You people," to my mind, more or less means "You people, with your weakness and vulnerability, create so many problems for the rest of us."
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ THANK YOU Your account with The Daily Beast has been created.
  • Have You Mad Men-ed Yourself? - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mad Men Postmortem - The Daily Beast 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Don Draper: People want to be told what to do so badly that they'll listen to anyone.^ They want Don Draper.
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper : What do they want you to do?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Roy: When you say "people", I have a feeling you're talking about thou.^ "Who do you think you're talking to?"
  • Mad Men: Wee Small Hours - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ Is that what you're saying?
  • The 'Mad Men' Of Madison Avenue : NPR 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But you're talking about prudence.

.Don Draper: And I have a feeling that you spent more time on your hair this morning [points to Midge] than she did.^ "You don't own a TV? What's all your furniture pointed at?"
  • Mad Men? - TiVo Community 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tivocommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just more so than Don Draper.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Red in the Face [1.7]

.Pete Campbell: You ever been hunting, Peggy?^ Pete Campbell : Thank you.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : You either have or you haven't.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : You ever been hunting, Peggy?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Peggy Olson: No, I don't think so.^ I don't think for a second that Peggy stole it.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Peggy Olson : I don't know.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Peggy Olson : No, I don't think so.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Pete Campbell: You either have or you haven't.^ Pete Campbell : You either have or you haven't.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : Thank you.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Pete Campbell : You ever been hunting, Peggy?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.I went a couple of times.^ I went a couple of times.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

With my uncle. New Hampshire.
.Peggy Olsen: I saw my cousin shoot a rabbit by Coney Island.^ Peggy Olsen : I saw my cousin shoot a rabbit by Coney Island.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ My current fav line is "I'm Peggy Olsen and I wanna smoke some Marijuana".
  • Mad Men series three: first episode released online | Will Dean | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Pete Campbell: It's an incredible sensation.^ Pete Campbell : It's an incredible sensation.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.You have to be very quiet.^ You have to be very quiet.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Take it down with the first shot or you scare it away.^ Take it down with the first shot or you scare it away.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ In the first close game of the season when we take a time out for a game tying or winning shot, PJ will draw the play for Artest to see how he responds.
  • Forum Blue And Gold » Mad Men: The Lakers Preview 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.forumblueandgold.com [Source type: General]

^ But, deep down, I think he’s scared of the same thing: that my dissatisfaction will lead me away.
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Then sometimes you have to go up and finish it off.^ Then sometimes you have to go up and finish it off.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Then, you were going to dress up as Balloon Boy , but you realized that all of your friends, neighbors, and extended family members were planning to as well.
  • Mad Men | Mediaite 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.mediaite.com [Source type: General]

^ Says: September 8th, 2009 at 5:28 am im going to fuck you up with some truth.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Then you tie it to the bumper and go home.^ Then you tie it to the bumper and go home.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ A. There are places you go to work where you’re immediately made to feel at home and everybody’s there because they want to be there.

.But do you know what I've always wanted to do?^ Connie "I don't know what you want."
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We want to know what you think.
  • Furniture from Mad Men- Time Out Chicago 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC chicago.timeout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You always want what you can't have to a certain degree.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.I would pick it up, throw its back legs over my shoulder, and I would drag it through the snow to this little cabin.^ I would pick it up, throw its back legs over my shoulder, and I would drag it through the snow to this little cabin.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Let’s back up a little though.
  • “What you call ‘love,’ men like me invented to sell nylons”: Don Draper and the Nihilistic Sensibility of Mad Men « resistance is fertile 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC lagusta.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I lived through this pristine era but I was a little kid so I find it great to think about how adults really acted "back in the day".
  • Mad Men BzzScape — Discover the best of the Web about Mad Men 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.bzzagent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And there, I'd hang it up between a couple of trees, cut it open, and drain it, dress it.^ And there, I'd hang it up between a couple of trees, cut it open, and drain it, dress it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ When agency partner Roger Sterling cheered up creative director Don Draper saying that “When God closes a door, he opens a dress” it was in the same spirit.

^ Until the late sixties, there was a sense that language was to be cossetted and dressed up in public in the same way that one wore deodorant.
  • Mad Men In A Good Place: How Did People Sound In 1963? | The New Republic 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tnr.com [Source type: General]

.Then I'd take my big hunting knife and I'd cut this loin right out the side.^ And you are right, I saw this on regular cable and when I dropped in the Blu-Ray disc, my eyes popped out; it IS that good.
  • 'Mad Men: Season Two' - High-Def Digest review - High-Def Digest Forums 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC forums.highdefdigest.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Throw an unpredictable puppy into the mix and I realize that I’ve got my work cut out for me.

^ Take out the strong language and the movie would be cut in half.
  • "Mad Men" Episode 8, Season 3: TV Recap - Speakeasy - WSJ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.And I'd go into the cabin and there'd be this woman waiting for me.^ And I'd go into the cabin and there'd be this woman waiting for me.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ She went home without going into his office because she feared whatever he might be doing in there.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ But there's going to come a point where she will care, and/or when Danny gets into trouble(****) and uses that business card, and then what happens to Don's marriage?
  • Mad Men, 'The Color Blue': Reviewing episode 10 | Alan Sepinwall on TV - - NJ.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.Standing by one of those old stoves with a big black pipe.^ Standing by one of those old stoves with a big black pipe.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ I think Betty’s illness will return, but looking at season one alone, that storyline stands as a portrait of what could have happened back then to a housewife with those symptoms.
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The poor bastard is definitely one of those guys who can't stand to be alone, and his tendencies toward alcoholism are evident, if only by his television viewing habits.
  • Mad Men blog, Mad Men season three, season 3, Mad Men new season, Don Draper, Jon Hamm 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

And I'd hand it to her and she'd put it in a cast iron skillet and then I'd sit at the table. And she'd bring it to me. .And I'd wipe my knife on my knee.^ And I'd wipe my knife on my knee.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

And then I would eat it. While she watches.
.Peggy Olsen:That would be wonderful.^ Peggy Olsen :That would be wonderful.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


.Roger Sterling: [to Don, about making a pass at Betty] At some point, we've all parked in the wrong garage.^ The crux of the episode, however, was all about Don and Betty.

^ Roger Sterling : [to Don, about making a pass at Betty] At some point, we've all parked in the wrong garage.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Connie to Don about Betty .
  • Mad Men: Souvenir - Review 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

The Hobo Code [1.8]

.Midge's Friend: Dig.^ Midge's Friend : Dig.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Ad man's got a heart.^ Ad man's got a heart.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Midge Daniels: The grown-ups are talking.^ Midge Daniels : The grown-ups are talking.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Midge's Friend: Don't defend him.^ Midge's Friend : Don't defend him.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Season One, episode 1 - Don asks advice of a black waiter (Mark McGann),and defends him from his white employer.
  • Mad Men Season 4 Renewal and Episode 3 Recaps in the Papers This Week - Mad Men - AMC 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blogs.amctv.com [Source type: General]

^ Don's flings with Midge and Rachel both ended when they wouldn't join him on an impulsive, spur-of-the moment trip.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.[to Don] Toothpaste doesn't solve anything.^ Don] Toothpaste doesn't solve anything.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Doesn’t that mean anything to someone like you?” Don asks.
  • Mad Men Episode 9: Love Is Never Easy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cable360.net [Source type: General]

^ I don’t think there is anything inappropriate about the drama in the show, nor Hamm’s portrayal of Draper (humanity doesn’t disappear when we’ve sinned.
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Dacron sure as hell won't bring back those ten dead kids in Biloxi.^ Dacron sure as hell won't bring back those ten dead kids in Biloxi.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Surely Betty won't be able to put everything back exactly as it was.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: Neither will buying some Tokaj wine and leaning up against a wall in Grand Central pretending you're a vagrant.^ Don Draper : I blow up bridges.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Midge's Friend: You know what it's like to watch all you ants go into your hive?^ Would you like to go back?

^ If you watch, I will move to your town so we can be best friends forever!
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Midge's Friend : You know what it's like to watch all you ants go into your hive?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.I wipe my ass with the Wall Street Journal.^ Two years after the time-frame of Season Two, I had my first summer job, with a bank on Wall Street that later merged with BONY. I started — where else?
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ He managed to read the Wall Street Journal and eat a little lunch.

^ Speakeasy is produced by Christopher John Farley , Michelle Kung , and Steven Kurutz , with contributions from the Wall Street Journal staff and others.
  • Mad Men - Speakeasy - WSJ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]
  • "Mad Men" Episode 8, Season 3: TV Recap - Speakeasy - WSJ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Woman: How come every time we have a party the ladies have to sit and listen to the men talk?^ Just in time for the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men this weekend comes a spot-on parody of the hit cable series.
  • Mad Men Parody 'Milk Men' Knocks Up Atom 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC news.tubefilter.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It'd be great if, at the same time, we could talk about "Mad Men" too -- it's what Andrew would have wanted.
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ The popularity of the likes of Mad Men comes from a wave of nostalgia, says Kimmel, for a time when men were less confused about what it meant to be a man: “It’s the vicarious thing of ‘Look at how entitled Don Draper is!
  • Macleans.ca: Tag - Mad Men 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC blog.macleans.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Macleans.ca: Tag - Mad Men 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www2.macleans.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Midge's Friend: Look at you.^ Midge's Friend : Look at you.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Midge's Friend : You know what it's like to watch all you ants go into your hive?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Satisfied, dreaming up jingles for soap flakes and spot remover, telling yourself you're free.^ Satisfied, dreaming up jingles for soap flakes and spot remover, telling yourself you're free.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Lord, are we happy they're putting this in the opening credits, and not jamming it in the middle of the story, you know, when they could be telling actual jokes .
  • Mad Men - The Remote Island 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're 4 episodes in and it's not got you hooked, you may want to give up since it really doesn't change the way it presents its story.
  • Mad Men? - TiVo Community 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tivocommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Don Draper: Oh, my God.^ Don Draper : Oh, my God.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ OK, I’m about to discuss a short scene from last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” so if you haven’t watch it yet — oh my God, you have to watch it!!!
  • Mad Men | The Frisky 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Indeed, Season 3 of "Mad Men" ends with, as my wife described it, Don Draper looking as happy as she's ever seen him, surveying the terrain of his new kingdom.
  • Mad Men blog, Mad Men season three, season 3, Mad Men new season, Don Draper, Jon Hamm 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

.Stop talking and make something of yourself.^ Stop talking and make something of yourself.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ After work, Trudy makes small talk over dinner until Pete stops her and says he doesn't want her to go away anymore without him.
  • Mad Men: Souvenir - Review 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

.Roy: Like you?^ Roy : Like you?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.You make the lie.^ You make the lie.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.You invent want.^ You invent want.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

You're for them... not us.
.Don Draper: Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie.^ Don, you big meanie!
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No one except Don Draper.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

There is no system. The universe is indifferent.

.Don Draper: [speaking to a client] Listen, I'm not here to tell you about Jesus.^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You already know about Jesus, either he lives in your heart or he doesn't.^ You know what's lame about that show?
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know you do; you know everything about me.” .
  • Daily Man: the Making of MAD MEN « Good Men Project 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.goodmenproject.org [Source type: General]

^ He either lives in your heart or He doesn't.

Shoot [1.9]

.Joan Holloway: Peggy, this is isn't China.^ Joan Holloway : Peggy, this is isn't China.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Joan Holloway teaches Peggy Olsen how to wrangle a free lunch out of some of the ad men.
  • "Mad Men" (2007) - Episode list 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Joan Holloway : [to Peggy] You want to be taken seriously?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.There's no money in virginity.^ There's no money in virginity.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


.Roger Sterling: What else is there?^ Roger Sterling : What else is there?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ There was Roger Sterling, entertaining a former lover by getting drunk and acting like a jerk (okay, we're used to that), but then turning down her advances.
  • Mad Men - TV Fanatic 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Continuing the unwelcome theme of less and less Sterling-Cooper there was a lot of Roger in this episode.
  • Posts tagged "mad-men" - Unlikely Words - A blog of Boston, Providence, and the world 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.unlikelywords.com [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: I don't know.^ But it's Don Draper -- who knows what he was thinking?

^ Don Draper : I don't know.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ What she didn't know was how he became Don Draper and the circumstances of his birth.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

Life being lived? .I'd like to stop talking about it and get back to it.^ He’d hear the casually tossed off comments about a female copywriter being like a dog who could talk and snort with derision.
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are always talking about NNF. If you like them I’d encourage you to check out JJGo.
  • Feminist Mormon Housewives » Mad Men is turning my husband into a feminist 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.feministmormonhousewives.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Larry Mansfield 07.07.08 at 01:16 I remember liking all those moments you talked about.

Long Weekend [1.10]

.Roger Sterling: Remember, Don...when God closes a door, he opens a dress.^ Then again, this is a man whose philosophical musings include, "God closes a door and he opens a dress."
  • AMC's 'Mad Men': Sexism and the '60s | Media and Technology | AlterNet 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : Remember, Don...when God closes a door, he opens a dress.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "Remember Don…when God closes a door, he opens a dress.” was the last one which I could recall.
  • Download Mad Men Episodes | Watch Mad Men Episodes, Mad Men Seasons – Download-tvshows.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC madmen.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Roger Sterling: You know what my father used to say?^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : You know what my father used to say?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : Say nothing.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

."Being with a client is like being in a marriage.^ 'Being with a client is like being in a marriage.
  • Download Mad Men Episodes | Watch Mad Men Episodes, Mad Men Seasons – Download-tvshows.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC madmen.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Being with a client is like being in a marriage.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It really does seem the signs are looking toward Don not being at SC much longer especially if they seem like they lose another client.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face."^ Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face."
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ They really hit you over the head with it.
  • Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC isteve.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face.” It was said by Roger Sterling to Don Draper in the episode entitled Long Weekend, in the first season.
  • Download Mad Men Episodes | Watch Mad Men Episodes, Mad Men Seasons – Download-tvshows.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC madmen.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Don Draper: [to Pete Campbell] The day you sign a client is the day you start losing one.^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ No one except Don Draper.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Draper hires Phillips over Pete Campbell.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[a few minutes later]
.Roger Sterling: The day you sign a client is the day you start losing him.^ Bert Cooper makes him a partner after Roger Sterling's most recent heart attack.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the guy she had that electric connection with while pregnant at Roger's Derby party and you can tell by the glint in her eye she's excited to possibly see him again.
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling simultaneously needles Don and helps him save face by pretending to Pete that Don got the younger man his job back.
  • Mad Men, Sad Men < Features | PopMatters 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: You don't really believe that.^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Pete Campbell: The president is a product.^ Pete Campbell : The president is a product.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

Don’t forget that.

Mr. Menken: This place reminds me of a czarist ministry. .No matter what the decision, you don’t feel it was yours.^ No matter what the decision, you don’t feel it was yours.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The unambiguous message was “Uh, no, as a matter of fact, we’re NOT going to let you continue with your socialist takeover.” Like all bullies and thugs, we need to keep kicking him, even though he’s down.
  • White House nightmare persists 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're concerned about your own kids watching, don't let them.


Don Draper: "This is all there is, and I feel like it's slipping through my fingers like a handful of sand."

Indian Summer [1.11]

.Roger Sterling: Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me and I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me and I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : You know what my father used to say?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.You are the finest piece of ass I ever had and I don't care who knows it.^ You are the finest piece of ass I ever had and I don't care who knows it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ But it's Don Draper -- who knows what he was thinking?

^ And I don't care who knows it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

I am so glad I got to roam those hillsides.
.Joan Holloway: Stop it.^ Joan Holloway : Stop it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

Nixon Vs. Kennedy [1.12]

.Roger Sterling: [to Joan] I wanna tell you something because you're very dear to me.^ Roger Sterling : No, you're not.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger: You’re Harry Crane?
  • Unbound Edition | Attention Deficit Theatre: “Mad Men,” Season Two, Episode Three 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.unboundedition.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Roger Sterling : Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me and I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.And I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.^ And I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Roger Sterling : Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me and I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Almost anything that comes out of Roger Sterling's mouth Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me and I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart.
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.You are the finest piece of ass I ever had.^ You are the finest piece of ass I ever had and I don't care who knows it.
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.And I don't care who knows it.^ And I don't care who knows it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ But it's Don Draper -- who knows what he was thinking?

^ You are the finest piece of ass I ever had and I don't care who knows it.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.I am so glad I got to roam those hillsides.^ I am so glad I got to roam those hillsides.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Mad Men - Television Tropes & Idioms 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

The Wheel [1.13]

.Don Draper: Well, technology is a glittering lure.^ Don Draper : Well, technology is a glittering lure.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don: Well, technology is a glittering lure.

^ Don Draper : Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.But there is a rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash – if they have a sentimental bond with the product.^ But there is the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash, if they have a sentimental bond with the product.

^ But there is a rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash – if they have a sentimental bond with the product.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ (Also, they've clearly achieved a level of domesticity with Don sleeping there most nights and bringing her baked goods to work for breakfast).
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.My first job I was in house at a fur company, with this old pro of a copywriter, a Greek, named Teddy.^ I wrote it before I had my first job.
  • Season Pass on Variety.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This old pro copywriter, Greek, named Teddy.

^ My first job, I was in house, at a fur company.

.Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is “new.” It creates an itch.^ And Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is "new."

^ As George Lois told the New York Times : “When I hear ‘Mad Men,’ it’s the most irritating thing in the world to me.

^ But the best part was not how Don Draper defines nostalgia or the most important idea in advertising “new”, but how he improvises the transition from The Wheel to The Carousel by agreeing with his clients.

.You simply put your product in there as a kind of calamine lotion.^ You simply put your product in there as a kind of calamine lotion.

^ And there have been a few moments where contemporary mores drop you back into your 21st-century living room with a kick in the backside….
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Return of ‘Mad Men’ 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Buckwald : We had a wardrobe, which is essentially a big vinyl plastic bag that you would put your clothes in.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He also talked about a deeper bond with a product: nostalgia.^ He also talked about a deeper bond with a product: nostalgia.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ But he also talked about a deeper bond with the product: nostalgia.

It’s delicate, but potent. Sweetheart. .[starts slide show featuring photos of Draper's family.] Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound.^ And yes, Internet, we are all at least somewhat nostalgic for our childhoods (Teddy told me that in Greek nostalgia literally means "pain from an old wound")...
  • Mad Men on Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Teddy told me that in Greek, "nostalgia" literally means "the pain from an old wound."
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.^ It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It's a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.

.This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine.^ This device isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.It goes backwards, forwards.^ It goes backwards, forwards.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It goes backwards and forwards, and it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It goes backwards, and forwards...
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.^ It goes backwards and forwards, and it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.

^ The economy has us going back to a better place in time.
  • Ohio.com - Try 'Mad Men' Christmas vibe 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.ohio.com [Source type: General]

.It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel.^ It's not called the wheel, it's called the carousel.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s not called 'The Wheel,' It’s called ‘The Carousel.’ It lets us travel around and around and back home again.” He concludes with an image of him and Betty kissing on New Year’s.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.It lets us travel the way a child travels.^ It lets us travel the way a child travels.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It lets us travel the way a child travels, around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know we are loved.

^ It’s not called 'The Wheel,' It’s called ‘The Carousel.’ It lets us travel around and around and back home again.” He concludes with an image of him and Betty kissing on New Year’s.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Round and a round, and back home again.^ Round and a round, and back home again.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.To a place where we know we are loved.^ To a place where we know we are loved.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It lets us travel the way a child travels, around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know we are loved.

^ It let's us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

Season Two

For Those Who Think Young [2.1]

.Don Draper: I'm gonna ask you a question that was always asked of me when I was on job interviews.^ "You people," says Don Draper.
  • Mad Men: The Little Death - Love-Watching - Videogum 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does the Don Draper stare and the rest of "Mad Men" capture your imagination or does it leave you cold?
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are you gonna MAKE us go outside?” the Youngest Boy asked, after saying he wasn’t interested in reading, inside or outside.

.Kurt Smitty: That is divine, man.^ Kurt Smitty : That is divine, man.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: Have you ever been fired?^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : What do they want you to do?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


Doctor: So, Mr. Draper, you haven't had a physical in quite some time.
.Don Draper: Yeah.^ Yeah, the story is good, but the attention to retro detail and the classic style of Don Draper and crew is at least an equal attraction.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ So yeah, Don Draper is absolutely gorgeous, and mysterious and all of that stuff.
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper : Yeah.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

I eat a lot of apples.

Flight 1 [2.2]

The Benefactor [2.3]

Three Sundays [2.4]

.Don Draper: [on why he won't punish his son with violence] He's a little kid.^ Don Draper : [on why he won't punish his son with violence] He's a little kid.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ As for why women love Don Draper?
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper : Kids today, they have no one to look up to.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.My father beat the hell out of me, and all it did was make me fantasize about the day I could murder him.^ What did she make him do?
  • The misogyny in Mad Men is ironic, all right | The Hathor Legacy 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My father beat the hell out of me, and all it did was make me fantasize about the day I could murder him.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ I could talk about this show all day long.

And I wasn't half as good as Bobby.

The New Girl [2.5]

.Bobbie: [to Peggy] This is America, pick a job and become the person who does it.^ Is it me, or does it seem as though Don's approach -- and the style of Peggy, who seems more his disciple than anyone else at SC -- is the distant predecessor of what we now call branding?
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ Peggy is becoming more confident in her job because she is starting to act like the men in the office toward the secretary.

^ We want her to become a caring mother and liberated person (much like Joan and Peggy).
  • Mad Men Postmortem - The Daily Beast 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mad Men Postmortem - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


[Peggy in the hospital]
.Don Draper: What's wrong with you?^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : I'm sure you do.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ [Peggy in the hospital] Don Draper : What's wrong with you?
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Peggy Olson: I don't know.^ Peggy Olsen : I don't know.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Peggy Olson : I don't know.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Peggy Olson : No, I don't think so.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: What do they want you to do?^ "I told you I don't want them hovering.
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ Don: "Do you want me to leave you alone?
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ Don Draper : You don't really believe that.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Peggy Olsen: I don't know.^ Peggy Olsen : I don't know.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Peggy Olson : I don't know.
  • Mad Men - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ I believe if it was Peggy instead of Sal Don would fully have expected her to know how to handle the situation and keep the customer happy.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.Don Draper: Yes you do.^ The only difference is to have your barber cut it a bit shorter on the top than you would with the Don Draper hairstyle.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you have any idea how much better every show in the history of television would be if Don Draper was a character?
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don Draper and the other men at Sterling Cooper have haircuts that demand that you take them seriously.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

Do it. Do whatever they say. .[leans in and whispers] Peggy listen to me, get out of here and move forward.^ If you're willing to listen, I am here to help straighten things out.

^ Well he knew Peggy had a baby out of wedlock and was giving it up to move on with her life.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

This never happened. .It will shock you how much it never happened.^ "It will shock you how much this never happened."
  • Mad Men: Season 2 (Blu-ray) : DVD Talk Review of the Blu-ray 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ As far as your comments on Mad Men go well you never watched the show so how can make any kind of educated comments on it or Mr Wienr’s intent.
  • ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.onpointradio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yolanda, you seem to want to use these terms by how much they display cultural diversity, which is not the way the terms are used.
  • ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.onpointradio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Maidenform [2.6]

.Joan Holloway: [to Peggy] You want to be taken seriously?^ Peggy becomes "the first woman copywriter at this place since the War," much to Joan Holloway's bemusement and Pete Campbell's chagrin.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to be taken seriously by your boss, your clients, your coworkers and peers, etc.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ We want her to become a caring mother and liberated person (much like Joan and Peggy).
  • Mad Men Postmortem - The Daily Beast 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mad Men Postmortem - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Stop dressing like a little girl.^ Little girls like little boys.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ I recall that Joan told Peggy to told "stop dressing like a girl."
  • Mad Men Mondays: What is going on? - Feministing 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Back in the present, Betty meets up with a very cordial Henry at the bakery cafe and she acts like a little girl as usual.
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

The Gold Violin [2.7]

A Night to Remember [2.8]

Peggy Olson: "A Night to Remember" is every girl's dream. It holds the wholesome promise of the kind of hand holding that eventually leads to marriage.

Six Month Leave [2.9]

The Inheritance [2.10]

The Jet Set [2.11]

[Seeing people in the pool causes Pete to want to go swimming]
.Pete Campbell: Come on.^ When Don is blackmailed by Pete Campbell, he comes to Rachel with the suggestion that they run away together to Los Angeles.
  • Mad Men - Human Science - a Wikia wiki 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC humanscience.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Don Draper: You wanna be on vacation Pete?^ Does the Don Draper stare and the rest of "Mad Men" capture your imagination or does it leave you cold?
  • Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Mad for "Mad Men" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC blog.nathanbransford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only difference is to have your barber cut it a bit shorter on the top than you would with the Don Draper hairstyle.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you have any idea how much better every show in the history of television would be if Don Draper was a character?
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cause I can make that happen.

The Mountain King [2.12]

.Anna Draper: The only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief that you are alone.^ Alan's recap begins by quoting a key passage of dialogue: "It means the only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief that you are alone," Anna Draper tells Don.
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

^ The only difference is to have your barber cut it a bit shorter on the top than you would with the Don Draper hairstyle.
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ As a collector, it’s perfect for me because not only do I get to come in contact with a lot of the things I collect and the things I love being around, but I get to play with these things in their original surroundings.
  • An Interview with Scott Buckwald, Prop Master for the Hit TV Show Mad Men | Collectors Weekly 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.collectorsweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Meditations in an Emergency [2.13]

.Peggy Olson: One day you're there and all of a sudden there's less of you.^ Suzanne: "You're all the same .
  • Mad Men: Seven Twenty Three - Review 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.tvfodder.com [Source type: General]

^ You're all grown-ups.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ And then when he complained, their snappy comeback was to say, "One of your greatest qualities is that you always do what you're told."
  • Mad Men blog, Mad Men season three, season 3, Mad Men new season, Don Draper, Jon Hamm 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

.And you wonder where that part went, if it's living somewhere outside of you and you keep thinking maybe you'll get it back and then you realize it's just gone.^ I was part of the women's movement and I can tolerate about 10 minutes of the show, and then I have to pull away from it, and then I'll go back, because it is a great adult show.
  • The 'Mad Men' Of Madison Avenue : NPR 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How many of the women who love Mad Men do you think really share your nostalgia for a pre-feminist society?
  • Pajamas Media » Why Do Women Love Mad Men? 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I did wonder why Don didn't want to go back to Joy (or maybe it's just my own personal reaction to Laura Ramsey, I certainly wouldn't have left her).
  • The House Next Door: Mad Men Mondays: Season Two, Ep. 11, "The Jet Set"; Ep. 12, "The Mountain King"; Ep. 13, "Meditations in an Emergency" 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC www.thehousenextdooronline.com [Source type: General]

Season Three

Shut the Door. Have a Seat [3.13]

Lane Pryce: Mr. Hooker! I've been sacked. Please have my office and things put in storage at this address.
John Hooker: What's happened?
.Lane Pryce: You're a sharp boy, you'll figure it out.^ Matt October 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm Regarding the Brylcream…do you shampoo everyday or just rinse it out and re apply more ?
  • Get a Haircut Like Mad Men | The Art of Manliness 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC artofmanliness.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m here, out of the kindness of my heart, to gently explain to you why you’re wrong, and why you’re a bad person for doing the things you do.
  • Why You Are An Idiot for Not Watching 'Mad Men' | Cracked.com 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you'll recall, like Paul he forgets what he wrote but when his memory is jogged later, Jerry "(Pulls the note out of his pocket) That's it!
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "The Color Blue": I can see clearly now 15 January 2010 2:59 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]


.Roger Sterling: Peggy, can you get me some coffee?^ Jon Swift, you've been paged by Roger Sterling.
  • Live-Blogging Mad Men: The Nixon Men | newcritics 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC newcritics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyone else see Roger Sterling as Uncle June, Bert Cooper and Johnny Sack, and Peggy and her group as Christopher, et al?
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men, "Wee Small Hours": His master's voice 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Roger asking Peggy to get him coffee and Peggy responding No without even looking up.
  • What's Alan Watching?: Mad Men: Matt Weiner speaks 23 January 2010 15:20 UTC sepinwall.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

Peggy Olson: No.

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