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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. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    My interpretation is that this was the only sort of driving instruction Pete could find that was held in the evenings within walking distance of his home in Cos Cob -- it's possible that any private driving schools in the area were aimed at housewives and only offered daytime hours.
  2. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    I thought of a botched abortion leaving her sterile-it was the 60's after all...:eek: and so she found Don, who already had 3 kids and (so she figured) would not want any more...and she'd never have to explain herself...
    Or maybe she's secretly taking birth control...?

    And how many sofas had to die to make Don's sportcoat? :D:p
  3. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    I thought it might be a private class, just held in the school in the evenings. While the girl looked pretty young, her conversations did sound like she might have graduated H.S. We know one date during this episode was Aug 1, 1966, the date of the UT shootings. So it was summer vacation and both the girl and guy in the class were headed off to college soon.
  4. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    I did get the vibe that she couldn't have kids. If she wants kids, Don's existing family worked for her. It's also likely that she and Don never talked about it before getting married as it seemed to happen so quickly. She might have thought it never would come up.
  5. mostman

    mostman Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    I was literally on the floor laughing uncontrollably when Lane rolled up his sleeves and said the "we are going to address that insult" line. I think the episode was written superbly.
  6. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    I did. Didn't she use the word "impossible"?
  7. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

    Feb 8, 2002
    A traffic fatality, which is interesting since this episode revolved so much around Pete and Pete attending driving school. Of course, throughout the whole episode Pete's manhood died a humiliating death several times.
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    Actually it came from the seat covers of a '57 Chevy...
  9. lpamelaa

    lpamelaa Member

    May 3, 2004
    Los Angles, CA
  10. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    By the end of the episode, Pete's face looked like he had barely survived a car accident.
  11. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    Great blog - thank you!

    And I would kill for Megan's dinner party dress. LOVED it!!!
  12. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Interesting read. I never would have associated so much meaning to colors and patterns in the clothing and accessories, or even the wallpaper or drapes. I chuckle at the old fashions, but the writers of that article apparently LIVE for these details. :up:
  13. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

    Nov 1, 2002
    Up North
    That partner's meeting/fight is the funniest scene I have seen in ages. Everyone in there was spot-on perfect. :up: :up: :up: :up:

    Damn I wish I had that sports coat Don was wearing to the Campbells.

    We finally caught up to date with Mad Men, and I am so glad we did.
    Some serious marathons over the last few week, but well worth it.
    I am pleased that up-thread "The Wheel" was mentioned. There must have
    been some serious dust in the room when we watched Don's presentation.
    That scene and Don going home to an empty house more than anything
    hooked me on the show.
  14. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    This is an interesting comment. I've heard others complain about the lack of focus on the advertising piece in season 5. I've watched all 4 seasons in the last two weeks or so and as far as I can tell we are getting the same mix as ever. During the earlier seasons I kept wondering when all this huge focus on the advertising and the pitches was going to start and it never did. It ebbs and flows in the show and some episodes it is heavier than others. I don't see any difference in the balance in season 5 than in earlier seasons.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that!

    This episod was disappointing only because it shattered my denial about Pete. We hadn't seen him be a true cad and cheat on Trudy in quite a while. I could enjoy his office antics and not feel too guilty for enjoying him. Now I have to hate him again!

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