Mad Men - Series Finale

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  1. May 19, 2015 #81 of 104
    KenDC

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    astrohip

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    astrohip

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    I missed that you had posted it too. Thanks also!
     
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    jsmeeker

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    oops. I went back looking to see if it had been posted. I found a post linking to an NPR story but missed this one
     
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    sharkster

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    Thank You for sharing this. I enjoyed it very much. It wasn't long, but it really spoke to me. :)
     
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    Bierboy

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    No problem :)
     
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    Steveknj

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    Thus, my two interpretations of the ending, the one where he finds peace as Dick and the other where he realizes that he's become Don and does the commercial. I think either work in reality, and probably would have stuck with the former until I started reading about the latter.
     
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    amcanzo

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    From Wikipedia: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
    The idea originally came to an advertising executive named Bill Backer, who was working for McCann-Erickson — the agency responsible for Coca-Cola.
     
  9. May 19, 2015 #89 of 104
    midas

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    I thought the ad was a remake based on the video quality. Has anyone seen anything definitive on it?
     
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    astrohip

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    Coke provided a high def copy of it for Mad Men, from their archives.

    Read it somewhere, sorry no link.
     
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    astrohip

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    Found it...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/business/media/coke-spot-mad-men-finale.html

     
  12. May 20, 2015 #92 of 104
    Robin

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    "We knew better than to ask." Ha.
     
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    LoadStar

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    Yeah, the timing and location doesn't match up for est either; according to the Wikipedia article, est was first offered in a hotel in San Francisco in October 1971.

    I think Esalen was a more likely fit for what was portrayed on the show.
     
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    BrettStah

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    cmontyburns

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    It's a spoiler if you want it to be.

    Sepinwall wrote up the event as well (and did a much better job than TVLine did).

    http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/matthew-weiner-explains-the-mad-men-ending-or-not/1

    TV Line seems to have oversimplified Weiner's comments. Sepinwall writes that Weiner actually did not say outright whether Don wrote the ad, but he certainly implied what his intention with that ending was.

    I'm satisfied with the way Weiner describes it, as it is how I've looked at the ending too. In a rare occurrence of me being impatient with Sepinwall's analysis, I think Sepinwall has been entirely too reductive about the meaning of the ending. Both in his original review, in this week's long Mad Men podcast with Dan Fienberg, and even in the piece I've linked here -- although I think he is finally coming around.
     
  19. May 21, 2015 #99 of 104
    billypritchard

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    Coke was everyone in these last 7 episodes, so I have no trouble believing that Don went back to Mcann and wrote the ad.

    Next to last episode, Don fixes the Coke machine at the roadside motel.
    Next to next to last episode, every person at the meeting Don ditches is drinking from a Coke can.
    Next to next to next last episode, Hobart dangles the Coke account during their pitch meeting.

    Not to mention, Joan does coke!
     
  20. cheesesteak

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    I watched the last five episodes over two days. I thought/was hoping Don would experience personal growth by the end but he was still an a-hole.
     

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