Mad Men Season 4

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  1. Vince Lombardi's Ghost

    Vince Lombardi's Ghost Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get the point of Cosgrove popping up other than to say for the millionth time McCann is a terrible place to work (one wonders if they actually paid for this publicity whether they should ask for a refund). I didn't get the inflection - was he still there or did he go on to another agency?


    I think Cosgrove exists soley as a motivator for Pete. It was Cosgrove's complaining about his piecemeal small clients instead of having the whole pie that was the motivation for Pete going after the whole account of his FIL instead of just ditching Clearisil.
     


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  3. Gorthaur Melwasul

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    This scene was so funny!
     


  4. Teacher

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    I liked this episode a lot. The personal stuff was almost completely inseparable from the business, and the business dominated the episode. The beat culture looks like it's finally making inroads into the series (there were brief flashes of it before, but nothing substantial), and they're dragging Peggy along with them. I suspect Peggy will give in to some lesbian luvin' at some point, much to her personal detriment. Cosgrove came back! I'm sure that was just a taste of some plot thread to come. Don is shown more and more as an obvious alcoholic (kindly see clip below), and he's so concerned with being the stoic, strong alpha male that he can't do the right thing by offering a sincere apology to someone he's hurt. In fact, as soon as he told her to write her own letter of recommendation, I cringed and knew something was going to be broken.

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    That was a damned riot!
     


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    lol

    Trudy Campbell is so hot.


    "I would get her so pregnant."
     


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    Anyone know what what the group of hipsters and the group of business men meant when Peggy went over to join them? The way they edited it it seems like they wanted it to be something significant, but Peggy doesn't really fit in that group.

    peggy is drawn to the counterculture, and even though she isn't up for girl-on-girl action, she'll cheat on her boring bf with a hot bohemian dude! on the other hand, pete's going to have a baby and he got a bunch of new clients for the agency.
     


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    Was anyone else really hoping that they meant Joan when that warning of brief nudity was flashed at the beginning of the episode?

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    I was actually expecting Allison Brie to be the one flashing.
     


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  9. Teacher

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    Was anyone else really hoping that they meant Joan when that warning of brief nudity was flashed at the beginning of the episode?

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    I was actually expecting Allison Brie to be the one flashing.


    I'd take either one. Thank you.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    About Joan crying last episode....

    I was talking to my father this evening over the phone and he said she was crying because she saw how confident and happy her husband was he was doing medical work. That was the only time he was in his element, and she wished that other things, like her marriage brought him the same kind of joy and confidence.


    That's what I posted after that episode. The only thing I added was, while he's very happy and in his element, he's apparently not that good at being a surgeon. That is why he's joined the army, he washed out of the surgery residency.

    peggy is drawn to the counterculture, and even though she isn't up for girl-on-girl action, she'll cheat on her boring bf with a hot bohemian dude! on the other hand, pete's going to have a baby and he got a bunch of new clients for the agency.

    Peggy is full of surprises. Don't count out some lesbian experimentation.

    @Conne, that chic gets extra point for being lesbian, enough to bump her up to the entry level "hawt" category. I forget you're a negatosexual...until you say things like this.
     


  11. Drakkar Jaune

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    "I would get her so pregnant."

    I have to say this line didn't ring true to me for someone in 1965...it sounds so 2000s, no?
     


  12. Teacher

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    @Conne, that chic gets extra point for being lesbian, enough to bump her up to the entry level "hawt" category. I forget you're a negatosexual...until you say things like this.


    He said that because it's what we want to hear.
     


  13. thekunk07

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    i didn't find that shot so ambigouous. classic times are a changin shot of the stuffy biz guys vs. the new blood. although the stuffy old folks still run advertising so they weren't really making a point.

    i still can't get over peggy fucking duck.
     


  14. B Hamilton

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    I'm surprised there are so many here that hates Betty but nobody made a post about how irritating and childish Pete Campbell is. I never liked him but once in a while he does surprise me, he's a little dick to his wife too.

    I actually like Betty, although she is childish, it wasn't her fault...Don fucked it all up and he knows it, I really have to give Betty credit for being able to exercise so much control, I didn't like it when that random guy got to bone her in the bar but I guess she deserved that one.


    I just don't see much redeeming about her. Stick Betty in any decade and she's going to act like a petulant child. Pete is growing at his own pace, good enough.
     


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    I just don't see much redeeming about her. Stick Betty in any decade and she's going to act like a petulant child. Pete is growing at his own pace, good enough.

    Last night's episode proved that. Pete seems up to accepting responsibility as a father (even though he was a dick to his father-in-law...albeit the father-in-law who was kind of a dick to him). It's also clear he has some remorse over the baby situation with Peggy; they even ended the episode on that.
     


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