Friday 27 November 2020

Episode 12 - Nixon vs. Kennedy vs. Brodbeck vs. Cloutier

Hey we're almost done season 1!

As Steve reminds us at the beginning, the 1960 election wasn't close, it was really close.

This one sets up some nice future stuff, plus, the historical angle is great.

We find out a lot more about Don Draper, I mean the real one here, not 'Don Draper'

I think Don and Dick were building MASH 4077.

Hey, Cosgrove sexually assaulted Allison there.

OK, Joan's gaydar, as bad as it is, finally goes off.

Mr. Campbell, who cares?

Oh, consider this our #CNDOP episode.

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Thursday 19 November 2020

Episode 11 - Dave and Steve are Unseasonably Hot

Yeah, we're talking about Season 1, Episode 11, 'Indian Summer'.  There is probably a non, umm, radicalized term, though the meaning here may be in reference to a novel.

Peggy 'presents like a man' about a machine that has an umm, err, a err, umm, unique benefit.  Oh and she gets a raise!

Betty doesn't need a special machine, she has a washing machine!

Oh Roger, will you ever learn?

Damn, the way Roger talks about Joan is, chilling.

Peggy went on a date!  Probably a setup by her Mom.

Oh, and, of course, a mysterious package arrives!

Yeah, somehow I glossed over the very sad opening. Steve brought me back to the sad sad Earth though.

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Friday 13 November 2020

Episode 10 - Dave and Steve Take The Long Weekend

 Crucial episode alert!

This one is all about the self made man, and the myth thereof.

It's Labour Day!  Let's all go to the beach!  Alternatively, let's cheat on our wives with women barely older than Roger's daughter.

Lots more Freudian elements in this one.

Joan, again, has no gaydar.  None.  Even for her best friend in college and roommate.

It was inevitable, Roger had a heart attack.

Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy.....

Pete is still almost figuring things out.

Gaslighting Pete is the worst of the Petes.

When God closes a door, he opens a dress.  One of Roger's classic lines here.

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Friday 6 November 2020

Episode 9 - Steve and Dave Shoot From Their Lips, or Mics


It's a Betty episode!

We get some insight into Betty's past and her present.

We meet Jim Hobart from McCann.

We feel horrible for Betty being used as a pawn.  We also see how a system can be imposed on people and they have no idea it's there, despite Don's 'there is no system' last week.

I feel a bit bad for the pigeons.

Betty is pissed, rightfully so.

Sorta too bad the 1960 election episode wasn't today.  We didn't plan it well enough obviously.

As an aside, this one was done over Zoom rather than Skype as my family's other home podcasting studio was in use.

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BONUS EPISODE - Boyington's B*st*rds Episode 1

No this isn't about Mad Men, but you know what?  We don't care, what did you pay for this anyway? We have a new project and we thoug...