Mad Men Open Thread: Season 5, Episode 9: “Dark Shadows”

Are You There God? It's Me, Pete Campbell

*Don channels Satan
*Megan teaches Sally how to cry (not that she really needed lessons!)
*”thin people have good weeks and bad weeks too.” ¬†[THIN ALLIES: SAY IT AIN’T SO!]
*Michael “Can’t Keep a Secret” Ginsberg
*The Hannibal Lec–I mean ,Weight Watchers¬†diet involves “filling yourselves with your children, your home and your husbands.”
*Betty drops the A-Bomb
*Peggy is not an airplane: but she can write for one!
*Roger ruins yet another apartment
*Pete tries–and fails–to get with the Times
*Petty Betty and The Saddest Thanksgiving Plate in All the World

 

All that and more on this week’s episode of Mad Men. You just ignore Don, Ginsberg. I think about you ALL THE TIME!

Mad Men Open Thread: Season 5, Episode 7 “At the Codfish Ball”

Blue & green print is the colour of parental disapproval & disappointment

*Cave people ate baked beans & so did Calamity Jane!
*Canadians are socialists!
*But that doesn’t mean we don’t have baseball!
*”Sooner or later your little girl will spread her legs and fly away!”
*Sally Draper a go-go makes Don say a no-no!
*Peggy’s mom recommends getting some pussy instead of shacking up with your boyfriend
*Glen is attending what appears to be a pants-optional trigonometry school
*Manhattan is “DIRTY”

All that and more on this week’s episode of Mad Men.

Now go on, Sally tell us about what happened!

 

Episode #27: Failing Forward

Ken Jeong as Chang and Chevy Chase as Pierce in Community

Cynara saw Guy Maddin’s latest flick, Keyhole, and had to do some remedial Maddin 101 for her fellow theatre-goers. As of Saturday, Jenny had made plans to see The Cabin in the Woods, so some very spoiler-free speculation about that picture (which we have now both seen and which will be discussed at a later date) ensues. We talk in generalities about films we’ve seen lately and films we want to see soon, as well as the perils of aging and de-aging technology in film and SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome).

Flipping to the small screen, we talk about the ongoing and very public beef between Chevy Chase and Community showrunner Dan Harmon, which segues into lots of fan talk about recent Community episodes (feel free to vote in the comments as to who you think is Cynara’s “Blade”).

Then we do some Mad Men talk, so if you’re not up to date, don’t listen after the 40:00 mark.