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Mad Men - "Dark Shadows" - 5/13/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TiVo'Brien, May 14, 2012.

  1. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I did not care for the nasty Sally. For me this was the first time she really crossed from just misbehavior to outright cruelty.

    I thought that the snowball in the face campaign was much better than the devil. Interestingly although Don is supposed to be a god of advertising, I don't think we've ever seen him come up with a really good campaign. Not that I can recall anyway. Or at least, not enough for me to buy into his genius status. He does a lot of drinking and yelling at the creative team, then using their ideas to build himself up.

    So, typical management. :p
     
  2. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    Of course he did. Not murdered, but definitely physically harmed.

    It was a different time. I got the crap beat out of me for less. With belts and hangers and hands. And my mouth literally washed out with soap.

    Sally gets away with WAY more than most kids at that time would have, IMO.
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Exactly. Those of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s know exactly what nyny23 is talking about...and we turned out pretty good.
     
  4. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I turned out excellent. :up: :)


    :D
     
  5. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Don used to deserve his reputation... the Kodak carousel being the reference example. But the idea is that over the last couple of seasons, he's gotten lazy, the world has started to pass him by, and he's losing his mojo. I think the idea in this ep is that Ginsberg's campaign is supposed to be better. Don's isn't bad, but pretty much everyone acknowledged it was a runner-up to Ginsberg's -- and that's with Don having tried to do better. He's struggling.
     
  6. gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I was surprised to learn Weight Watchers has been around that long. I somehow thought they started in the 80s.
     
  7. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    I think in front of the kids they only called him Dick, without the last name.

    IIRC, Don said Dick was just a nickname.

    And let's all not forget Don's award for the Glo-Coat floor wax campaign - the little buckaroo behind "bars" waiting for the kitchen floor to dry. It would seem, though, that Don's best work days are behind him.
     
  8. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    QFT. At home AND at school.
     
  9. Queue

    Queue UnbowdUnbentUnbrokn

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    Wasn't that Peggy's idea?
     
  10. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    Yes, once again it was someone else's idea that he just refined. But he did not come up with the concept.
     
  11. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I remember Mom measuring stuff out, just like Betty did. That was in the 60's.
     
  12. lpamelaa

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    Betty and Weight Watchers doesn't ring quite true for me. Why wouldn't she just get diet pills and go the shortcut route? Betty doesn't seem the type to go in for the "hard work" approach on anything. Although, Weight Watchers makes for better TV scripts and drama opportunities. :eek:
     
  13. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    Hard work? She lost a whole half-pound the first week, and zippo the second. She would have better success horse-riding.
     
  14. tiams

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    Remember, she tried to get diet pills.
     
  15. lpamelaa

    lpamelaa Member

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    And found out she might have cancer but now apparently does not. Why wouldn't the Dr. now prescribe the pills that were so often provided to stout housewives of the time?
     
  16. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Because she has an unspecified health problem. He found a problem, did tests that ruled out cancer, but the problem still exists.
     
  17. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    I believe the problem is blasting whipped cream directly into her mouth.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Cracks me up that they were taking these measurements and being proud of a half pound loss over a week. But they were weighing themselves in full clothing, so there's no way to know whether the outfit they were wearing was half a pound lighter than the one from the week before.
     
  19. Idearat

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    WW gets paid by the week, not the pound.
     

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