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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. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    Actually, I think she applying the makeup a bit thick!
     
  2. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    No, JJ isn't fat but Betty is getting a little chunktastic.
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Exactly...LOTS of body padding...

    If you see her nowadays, she quite svelte...
     
  4. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    I'd porker. :cool:
     
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    :eek: You pig! :D
     
  6. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Excellent EW character study of Roger Sterling (John Slattery)...

    His performance this season is Emmy-worthy...
     
  7. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

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    Red shag!
     
  8. wouldworker

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    Megan let Don take the reins because they both know that Heinz rejected every idea Peggy had because she is a woman. They couldn't risk that he would reject Megan's idea since this was their last chance.
     
  9. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Yes, and it was played perfectly. Even Megan knew that Don had to do the pitch.
     
  10. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    Hah, I did not know Mona is his wife IRL.
     
  11. mm2margaret

    mm2margaret Meagan

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    You know, this was just about the time that shag carpeting became popular, I think.....:rolleyes: (God, I just hated shag carpet)....
     
  12. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I have had a huge crush on John Slattery since "Homecoming".

    He is just fantastic. And HAWT.
     
  13. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I got to redecorate my bedroom when I was little. I got green shag carpeting.

    It was groovy!
     
  14. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    Two Megan incidents in the episode that I think are important parts of what I'm guessing will be Megan's story arc this season:

    1) We know how genuine and true Megan is on the inside and how cynical she finds the people of SCDP. After her success on the Heinz pitch when Peggy tells Megan, "This is as good as it gets" you have to think that Megan is thinking to herself, "Oh my God, THIS is as good as it gets?! THIS is how shallow and cynical not just you people are, but this whole ad business, too? A petty idea like this gets people all excited?" I think that's the expression we saw on her face the whole time Peggy is congratulating her - one of mild shock over a new awareness. One that she didn't like.

    2) Megan's father expresses strong disapproval over Megan giving up on her dreams and also spreading her legs and flying away to this greedy ad man. At the end scene at the banquet table, we see Megan is crestfallen by her father's disapproval.

    My guess on where that takes Megan this season:

    I'm betting we're seeing before us a story arc that drives Megan out of SCDP not just to please her father, but to restore her own self-respect, back to acting. (I believe it was acting, anyway.) And if she leaves SCDP, where does that leave her relationship with Don, who is the very embodiment of the ad business? Can she stay with a shallow, cynical man like Don once she 'wakes up'?
     
  15. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    I had blue shag carpeting in my bedroom. It was the 70's afterall! :p
     
  16. lpamelaa

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    This is exactly what I saw...the realization that if this is as good as it gets, she's really not that excited about it after all.
     
  17. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    That occurred to me too - that her father knew exactly what he was saying with the "spreading her legs" line, and he was referring to Megan not Sally.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I didn't find it out of place at all. I first heard it from a sports radio host here in Phoenix in the late 90s, but he's from NY, and I assumed it was something he'd heard and used his entire life.
    But I don't recall that she ever actually got the cake back. I think she left without it.
    I also think that Megan wasn't all that interested in getting the credit. She initially thought the idea was not that great, and didn't expect it to get all kinds of applause. I interpreted it that she was uncomfortable with the spotlight and that's why she was willing to let Don pass the idea off as his own. Unlike Peggy, she's not in this to try and make a place for herself in the ad world. However, the way she and Don played off each other at the dinner during the pitch to Heinz was masterful.
     
  19. Idearat

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    Megan comes across to me as genuine. She's conscious that her giving an idea to Don is liable to be viewed more highly than from another employee, so she's happy to have him take credit to make nice with her coworkers. She wants to be good at it, tries to learn all the time. I think she'll be Ok in the spotlight once she feels she's paid more of her dues to get there.

    They way she handled the dinner with the Heinz guy was masterful, and Ken was there to tell the story to others in addition to Don. Except the the whispered "we're getting fired" he knew saw and heard every comment and signal. Not knowing the fired bit meant he took a few more beats to come up to speed, but he jumped in on Megan's setup eventually. That made him appreciate it all the more.
     

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