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Mad Men 4/29/12 "At the Codfish Ball"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Of course Roger is that big of a cad. are you forgetting his backstreet tryst with Joan? Even more public than this one.
     
  2. Marco

    Marco Loyal Little

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    As has been said, sure Roger is, and Mme. Calvet was at LEAST as much the instigator as Roger was -- she was all over him.
     
  3. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    She was all over Don too.
     
  4. avery

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    Great episode!

    • I loved Roger's rapport with Sally. It was fun, endearing and perfect. Kiernan Shipka is a great young actor.

    • Sally gets a pass for her fib that Grandma Francis tripped on Gene's toy. She IS Betty's child and I can look the other way on her self-preservation tactic, while enjoying being lauded for her maturity and quick thinking and being treated as a mini-adult... just surprised Bobby didn't rat her out!

    • Interesting [to me] that Megan's father strays [and makes his wife semi-miserable] yet she didn't seem to find it a red-flag or an obstacle when it came to Don – even after knowing his pattern and how the *Dump Faye* project went down.

    • Can't decide if Mama Olson reclaimed her cake solely for spite or because it had an anticipatory "Congratulations Peggy and Abraham" iced on top. She did make a point of telling Peggy not to open the cake box... perhaps Peggy had initially shared the "expected" news with her mom, after Joan planted the idea in her head.
     
  5. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Interesting thought. I think they would have showed the Mom opening the cake and throwing out when she got home or something. I interpreted the Mom's comment about not opening the cake to be more about how she didn't view Peggy as an adult and didn't trust her to not mess up the cake.
     
  6. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    I think this was it, she mentioned it was "delicate" and she would do it.
     
  7. Idearat

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    Roger was doing a good job making Sally welcome at a table ( room even ) full of adults. He treated her well, not like a little child. She was responding to his charm and seemed to be enjoying herself. She even ate the fish w/o complaints, even seeming to enjoy her first bite. It was nice to see her looking like a well behaved child and not her normal bad seed character.

    That's what made it so bad for her once she saw Roger and Megan's mom. Both of them had been nice to her that day and it just pulled the rug out from under her. All the joy she'd felt that evening left her in a flash.
    The next time she acts wacko I'm probably going to feel a little more sorry for her.
     
  8. Bierboy

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    This ep was grade A....Mad Men at its best and perhaps the best ep in the past two seasons. Sally walking in on the BJ was a laugh out loud moment for me. It was strange to be happening where it happened, but it was vintage Roger and just hilarious...
     
  9. DeDondeEs

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    I am wondering if that dinner will mark a turning point for Sally to be more sympathetic to her mom and less affectionate of her Dad, since she saw all of the shenanigans and fakery that goes on where her Dad works and now she knows what it feels like to be let down by them.
     
  10. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    I sure hope not as this would probably mean more January Jones screen time.

    It's amazing how good these episodes can be, Francis Family Free.
     
  11. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Agreed. I think we are due for a Betts episode. Reminds me of Family Guy when they do a "Meg Episode" and Peter Griffin comes on and apologizes and says that you can watch something else if you want.

    They should have Jon Hamm come on in the beginning and say "Yep, it is another Betts episode. You won't miss anything, so go ahead and watch something else"
     
  12. Regina

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    Sally looked a-dor-a-ble in her dress-a Mini-Megan-the boots were so cute, the make-up I can understand, but I wish he had let her keep the boots!! :eek:

    I thought it was interesting that the other boys called Glenn "Face" like he was all handsome now-;)

    LOL @how Sally called Grandma Francis "Bluto" :rolleyes:

    Loved how Emil said to Don, "One day your daughter will spread her legs and fly away..." :eek:

    "That's wings, Emil.." :p

    And when Megan was telling Don how Emil was crying to his grad student about his book being rejected, and Don was clueless...and then Megan had to tell him, "He should be crying to [Megan's Mother]" - Geez, has Don ever been in a healthy relationship? :(
     
  13. jsmeeker

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    Yeah. i totally LOLed for real when Meagan's dad talked about Sally "spreading her legs"

    LMFAO

    Roger's reaction was great.


    I too loved the "date" Sally and Roger had. Good stuff.
     
  14. lpamelaa

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    I think he didn't react because he knows that Emil just doesn't like him.

    In addition to the "spread her legs" quote, the other LOL one for me was Roger saying, "Who knows....maybe Jesus was trying to close the loaves and fish account." Great writing!!
     
  15. cmontyburns

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    Also, that white carpet has been brutalized all season (at Don's birthday party, for example). I think he doesn't much care at this point (if he ever did; undoubtedly Megan wanted the carpet).
     
  16. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze You want a piece of me?

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    I agree, but Betty is a stunning woman.
     
  17. TiVo'Brien

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    I bet by next season they'll have new carpet, and it'll be a much more practical color! :p
     
  18. Mr. Soze

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    That was an LOL for us. Betty would poop herself if she saw Sally like that.
    He is one creepy character. Betty's right about him.
    :D
    I thought it was Megan who corrected him. "Wings, Daddy". That was the line of the episode!
    Right after Megan said it, I said "oh, right". Then Don did. :D
     
  19. Bryanmc

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    She's a bit of a porker.
     
  20. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze You want a piece of me?

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    Time for a "January Jones Fat?" thread? :D
     

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