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Mad Men S05E10 "Christmas Waltz" 5/20/2012

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, May 21, 2012.

  1. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

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    I'd say it was the opposite. Betty was forever making fingers Don didn't come home to eat. This was a first with Megan.
     
  2. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    That's what I meant. It seemed like this was a first for him and Megan, but it was an old habit he had with Betty. Even to her slamming the plate on the table.

    He did react differently to Megan than he did with Betty - he sat down.
     
  3. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    The Lane plotline was bizarre. I know that in 1966 8 grand was a fair amount of money, but he could (and should easily) have gone to his partners, told them the truth and got an advance on his draw. Roger has enough free cash to buy his ex a new apartment, and Don plonked down $6K for an E-type (the bastard!), as well as covering Pete's capital call of $50K.

    I guess that Don hard-driving the Jag after leaving Joan at the bar was some kind of release.
     
  4. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    I lol'ed at that scene. It's a sad state of affairs when Don is the most happily married on the show. IIRC, Harry was unfaithful with Hildy, Peter's secretary at the old Sterling Cooper.
     
  5. stellie93

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    So did Don take the Jag back or keep it? And it cost $5600? I know nothing about cars, but I'm assuming this is a high end foreign import? I'm trying to remember what I paid for my first car in the early 70's, but I have no idea.
     
  6. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    I'm sure he took it back.
     
  7. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    He wrote a check, didn't he? That doesn't necessarily mean he was flush with cash. (Presumably he got the check back from the salesman, and tore it up, when he brought the car back.)

    He took it back, as he told Megan later.

    Yes, a Jaguar was a "high-end foreign import." $5,600 in 1966 is, due to inflation, about $37,000 today -- although cars have really gone up in price more than inflation for various reasons. The top-of-the-line Jaguar in 2012 has a retail price starting at $83,000.

    By comparison, if Don had gone to a Chevrolet dealer for a family sedan, the 1967 Chevy Bel Air 4-door retailed for $2,689.
     
  8. JETarpon

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    Mmmm. Fingers.
     
  9. Robin

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    Hey, don't knock it till you've tried it. My 3 month old thinks his are amazing.
     
  10. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    So did Lane have to pay both US income tax AND give her majesty her share, too? If so, no wonder Lane put off paying for his kid's school tuition. Everybody's getting money except the person who earned it! US income taxes at Lane's income level were insane back then.
     
  11. efilippi

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    I don't think I've ever heard someone be so specific when giving a location using clock terminology: "...the guy at 7:30..."

    Can Joan and hubby have so much in marital assets that a huge divorce settlement fight should be a concern? She hardly has a super high-paying job, and he is just a military guy, after all.
     
  12. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    This was before no fault divorce, you had to show cause.
     
  13. kaszeta

    kaszeta Fjohürs Lykkewe TCF Club

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    I've known enough people getting divorces to know that the adage "When the stakes are small, tempers run hot" is often true. And often in divorce disagreements, it's less about getting stuff than inflicting damage.

    Sad, but true.
     
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  15. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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    So odd to me even though I already knew this. I can't stand my hair on the off day (I wash every other day so it doesn't get too dry) I cannot fathom how gross I would feel after 5-6 days.
     
  16. Bierboy

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    Lowest ratings in quite awhile for Mad Men according to Wiki --

    "Christmas Waltz" was watched by 1.92 million viewers and received an adult 18-49 rating of 0.6, marking the lowest numbers for the series since the third season."
     
  17. Robin

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    Is there a reason they're so far off on the seasons? Did they originally intend to start airing earlier and have to bump it back?

    It's really disconcerting to have a Christmas episode in May. I feel like I'm watching reruns.
     
  18. Bierboy

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    Here's some info on why the delay...
     
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    The whole "7:30" thing was odd, because if they were really using clock terminology, they'd have had to look over their left shoulders to see the guy at 7:30, but clearly he was just across the bar from them, and not behind them. So I'm not sure what "7:30" was referring to.
    I don't think it's about assets. I think it's about the indignity of Greg being the one to request the divorce, when in fact it was Joan that kicked him out. She felt like she had the right to file against him, but didn't think he had any right to file against her.
     
  20. photoshopgrl

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    Umm unless I'm remembering wrong, he was where I'd consider the 7 o'clock position from them at the bar.
     

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