Friday 26 November 2021

Episode 58 - Dave Will Not Be Giving Steve a Little Kiss

On to part 2 of the season 5 premiere.

It really does feel like a whole separate episode, if only a day later.

Stan and Harry, that's when you cheer for Stan.  Harry is truly gross.

Roger should stop carrying so much cash around.

I spotted more dramatic irony, and then Steve taught me about a new kind of irony.

That scene with Megan cleaning up, we both think it's a bit of role-play, though it's also a conversation.  It lets us know that we're at the start of a relationship.

Oops, the racist funny funny joke has come back to bite them.

Bert has no office.

Pete needs a new one.

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Friday 19 November 2021

Episode 57 - Steve Will Not Be Giving Dave A Little Kiss

On to season 5!

While this episode was a two parter originally, we'll tackle it this week and next.

Don is in love.

Don seems, wait for it, happy.

Megan throws a party.

Megan swears like a Quebecer, which, well, makes sense as the character is one, as is the actress.

I wouldn't want a surprise party.

Hell of a performance by Jessica Paré here.

Stan is still an idiot.

Pete is a decent guy!

That thing at the beginning, the racist thing from the jerks at Y and R, that happened.  Indeed, the dialogue was from a New York Times article about the incident.

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Friday 12 November 2021

Episode 56 - Season 4 Wrapup

We wrap up season 4 with a free wheeling discussion, including friend of the show, Cliff Dunn.  Cliff is one of the admins at 'Mad Men, Out To Lunch With Roger Sterling' (where I am now a mod) which is the finest Mad Men fan group on Facebook, nay the internet.

We start with some predictions that Steve made about Season 4, did they come true?

We discuss the big theses of Season 4.  

We discuss the big events of Season 4.

We get Steve to make predictions for Season 5.

Cliff and I talk about what episodes in Season 5 we want to hear Steve's reaction to (Signal 30 anyone?)

Oh and we end with a killer song.

Thanks again for coming on Cliff!

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Friday 5 November 2021

Episode 55 - Dave and Steve Visit Tomorrowland

It's the season 4 finale!

Don asked Megan to marry him.  I didn't see this coming (in 2010).  It actually seems like he might have thought it through.

Betty is a baby in this episode, though she still seems to like that Don hid rye in her old house.

Roger's line 'did you get cancer' is hilarious.

Kenny seems like a normal person!  

The song they sing is REALLY dark.

Poor Carla, damn you Betty.

Who did Megan and her friend see at the Whisky?  I'm guessing the Byrds.  I want it to be Johnny Rivers, but the times don't add up.

The milkshake was the clincher, it so often is.

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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...