Mad Men "The Strategy" 5/18/14

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by zordude, May 19, 2014.

  1. lpamelaa

    lpamelaa Member

    May 3, 2004
    Los Angles, CA
  2. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    I LOLed at that...and my 2nd favorite line was from Joan's mom..

    "The Jews close everything on Saturday" :p;)
  3. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    There was a Burger Chef in the Morristown general area in 1972.

    Also, I think you meant Wesson's, not Wetsons. We never went there because by the name we got the impression that the burgers were fried in Wesson oil. :eek:
  4. Dawghows

    Dawghows Liberal Elitist

    May 17, 2001
    We had Burger Chef in my hometown in NC. I don't remember eating there until after Hardee's took over, but I probably did.
  5. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006


    Typical man. The girlfriend is way cutie and nicer in every way than Trudy, but Pete still wants them both to be his. ;)

    Is it my imagination, or do they never make Don wear the ugly clothes?

    As a kid I had trouble remembering which was the good burger place--Burger Chef or Burger King? Burger Chef was definitely known to be the bad one around here. I didn't even know that Hardee's was it. I guess that's why they need Don. ;)
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I lived in Brooklyn in 1969, I knew nothing of what was in Jersey. And yes, Wessons.

    There were some smaller, more local burger joints, Big Daddys (Nathans brother ran that), Roll n Roaster and a couple of others.
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    That's kind of the theme of the show. The world is changing, and fashions are trending toward what we all now know was the hideous 70s era, but Don is still stuck in 1960, and while his attitudes might be becoming outdated, his clothes will remain classics.
  8. Wheens

    Wheens Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    SF Bay Area
    Don should have been arrested for "felony sport coat" for what he wore to Megan's party.
  9. frombhto323

    frombhto323 Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Washington, DC
    Burger Chef originated in Indianapolis, so I'm not surprised that many East Coasters were only vaguely aware of it. I also remember it being a lesser version of McDs and BK. So did many other people, apparently.

    This was my favorite episode of this season. Don got Peggy to realize and be confident in her own talents much like he did when he first recognized them. Not only is Don the Creative Genius on his way back (not all the way there, yet) but Don the Mentor is re-emerging as well.

    Not sure what I think about Bob. His response to Joan's rejection was both harsh and desperate. I think he must not really understand her if he thought she would go for it.

    It is just like Pete to feel more comfortable being miserable in NY than content in LA. Just can't himself, I suppose.

    I'm really looking forward to when Lou is summarily dismissed/looked past as the looming battles commence.
  10. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I remember Burger Chef but never ate in one. I probably just remember commercials. Now, Gino's on the other hand. I loved me some Gino's Giant. I liked the Gino's Giant more than I liked the Big Mac.
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    70s fashion may have been hideous but they had mini skirts and hot pants back then. If only somebody had invented yoga pants 40 years ago.
  12. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burger Chef scenes were shot in an actual former Burger Chef, on old Route 66 in Rialto, California.


    (Photo is a Google street view from a couple years ago -- it's apparently closed today.)
  13. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    This is the closest we've seen i think:

  14. milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    this made me think of the classic Southwest Airlines commercials. We studied SW in one of my college classes and were shown some of their commercials. i wish i could find the one i'm thinking of on youtube, but all i can find are the ones below. they were just overtly sexual. the one i can't find had a hostess laying back on the wing very seductively, and i can't remember wtf she said because.. well.. it was a long time ago that i saw it. :)


    edit: ok for some reason i can't get the youtube links to work right... so here's the URLs
  15. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Right, that hideous plaid thing.
    [​IMG](picture linked from Mad Style recap)
  16. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    Exactly. The irony was thick there.

    That was awesome. I loved the awkward reactions of his audience.

    So did Pete.

    Was it plan A for her to fly back alone?

    I (born 77) have never seen a Burger Chef but my mom used to always refer to Burger King as Burger Chef and it drove me crazy. She grew up in Philly, dunno if that's where she got it from.
  17. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Because he's not over Trudy, and also because Trudy is over him.
  18. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    did my eyes deceive me or did the menu boards in the restaurant say "Burger Shef"?
  19. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Nope. The signature burger of Burger Chef was the "Burger Shef".
  20. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Thank you. I recognized the restaurant layout as being authentic and wondered if they had constructed a set or found an old Burger Chef location. ;)

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