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Mad Men - "Signal 30" OAD 4/15/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bob Coxner, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    Did it seem to anyone else that Megan didn't like the idea of having a kid - the daughter Don thought would be a great idea?

    What was it that the madam asked Don where Don said "that's the smoothest I've ever heard it said before"?
     
  2. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I didn't quite catch it either - was it if he wanted a guy? or a bondage type place? There was also something about a place up the block? I have to stop watching this before I go to bed. I kept falling almost asleep. Not because of the show, but because of me.
     
  3. Peter000

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    It was "If there's something you can't find here, a friend of mine has an apartment, it may be more of what you're looking for. It's walking distance"

    Never got into specifics. I guess it was left to the viewer to fill in the blanks with whatever taboo popped into their head.
     
  4. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    The person at the other place was referred to as a he so I assumed the madam was referring to a homosexual version of the place she was running.
     
  5. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    The only thing I'm really missing from Mad Men (last couple of seasons anyway) is the actual advertising. I loved how we saw initially, and through the move to SCDP, an insight into the time through the advertising. There was such a strong emphasis put on it in the beginning, and I really enjoyed that.

    Nowadays we're lucky if we get a passing reference to a client in a hallway shot, or a 3 minute pitch to a client.
     
  6. kaszeta

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    This has been my gripe as well, the show is only barely touching advertising at this point.

    I really enjoyed some of the actual ad pitching of the first two seasons, both the good (Kodak carousel) and the bad (Patio soft drink)/

    Here's the Kodak bit, which he narrated with slides from his own family album:

     
  7. zalusky

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    Remember they agreed that Mad Men would have 3 more years and that's it. Because of this they can craft a clear story arc for all the characters. Contented Don may fall well into the story arc or at least for this season.
     
  8. betts4

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    That's a good point. I think my favorite episode is Carousel with the slide projector. The advertising made the show special because it touched things that we remember using or buying or from the radio/tv/magazine.
     
  9. Peter000

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    I just listened to it and I did not hear a "he." Unless it was under her breath or something. It sounded something like... "A friend of mine has a place, may be more of what you're looking for."

    I don't have subtitles on my copy.
     
  10. kaszeta

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  11. Peter000

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    Wasn't that the pilot (first episode... don't know if they called it the pilot)? At least it was one of the first few eps of the series.
     
  12. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I could have sworn the line was his place or perhaps he has a place within walking distance.
     
  13. betts4

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    Last episode of the first season. It was actually called "the Wheel". I think Carousel is what the ad men came up with.
     
  14. kaszeta

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    It was the Season 1 finale, "The Wheel", when, after giving that pitch, he returned home to an empty house since Betty had left with the kids to go to her family's thanksgiving.
     
  15. Peter000

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    Thanks. This got me watching the first ep, anyway. :)
     
  16. markymark_ctown

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    I enjoyed watching Pete get beat up and c*ck blocked in driving school. He's such a tool...
     
  17. kaszeta

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    I'm a bit surprised Pete's wife wasn't upset when she found out Pete still had the rifle (since I remember them playing back her comments in the background when she found out he exchanged the chip-n-dip for it)
     
  18. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I had subtitles on but they're crappy however I'm pretty sure the madam either said "he" or the subtitles did. That elicited a "Whoa!" reaction from me. It wouldn't have registered much if she'd left it neutral.
     
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Although it could be argued that Roger Sterling's autobiography could be viewed as a marketing piece for the firm, whereas Ken's writing was certainly not. Also, as a partner, Roger is afforded much more leeway, while Ken is expected to eat, sleep, and drink his job.
    When she responded with, "That's impossible," my first reaction was that she's been "fixed" because she never wants to have kids. That would be an interesting storyline for them to pursue.

    Had we previously seen anything about the "pact" between Peggy and Ken to take each other with them if either of them decided to look for a new job at another firm? That kind of surprised me, because I feel like Don Draper has really been a big help to Peggy, and it seems odd to me that she'd want to potentially leave and go somewhere else where she doesn't have that protector/mentor to watch over her.
     
  20. Marco

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    I definitely heard that. The Madam was offering Don male companionship.
     

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