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13th Jan '17 8:28:36 PM karstovich2
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** He is also (on his mother's side) a member of the (non-fictional) Dyckman family, descendants of the Dutch farmer William Dyckman, who owned a massive tract of land in Harlem way back when it was the rural north end of the island of Manhattan; a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyckman_Street major thoroughfare in Harlem]] is named after the family.

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** He is also (on his mother's side) a member of the (non-fictional) Dyckman family, descendants of the Dutch farmer William Dyckman, who owned a massive tract of land in Harlem way back when it was the rural north end of the island of Manhattan; a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyckman_Street major thoroughfare in Harlem]] Upper Manhattan]] is named after the family.
13th Jan '17 8:26:45 PM karstovich2
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* FamousAncestor: He is a descendant of the Campbell Family of the Glencoe Massacre legend. This becomes an issue when he finds out that a headmaster refuses admission to his daughter in a school because he's a Macdonald (the victims of the massacre). Pete punches him out, stating that his family were carrying out the King's orders by violating SacredHospitality.

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* FamousAncestor: FamousAncestor:
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He is a descendant of the (non-fictional) Campbell Family family of the (equally non-fictional) Glencoe Massacre legend. This becomes an issue when he finds out that a headmaster refuses admission to his daughter in a school because he's a Macdonald [=MacDonald=] (the victims of the massacre). Pete punches him out, stating that his family were carrying out the King's orders by violating SacredHospitality.SacredHospitality (actually the justification members of Clan Campbell use to defend themselves in arguments about the massacre to this day).
** He is also (on his mother's side) a member of the (non-fictional) Dyckman family, descendants of the Dutch farmer William Dyckman, who owned a massive tract of land in Harlem way back when it was the rural north end of the island of Manhattan; a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyckman_Street major thoroughfare in Harlem]] is named after the family.
10th Jan '17 12:00:22 PM nlpnt
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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Inverted in Bobby's case. Due to multiple recastings (see below) he was somehow no younger than four or five in 1960 but not yet a teenager by 1970.
23rd Oct '16 8:04:42 AM AlexHoskins
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* AntiHero: He's an asshole, a serial adulterer, and a horribly negligent parent with the occasional PetTheDog moment.

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* AntiHero: He's an asshole, a serial adulterer, and a horribly negligent parent with the occasional PetTheDog moment.moment, with good intentions.
29th Sep '16 7:01:56 PM MBI
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* SanitySlippage: Ginsberg's neurotic tics and paranoia are mostly played for laughs, but in hindsight were clearly the early symptoms of very serious mental illness. He ends the series being dragged away to be institutionalized.
1st Sep '16 8:57:51 PM BDA1978
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* DisappearedDad: Hardly around his daughter Tammy so much that when he comes to visit her in "The Strategy", the little girl doesn't recognize him.

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* DisappearedDad: Hardly around his daughter Tammy so much that when he comes to visit her in "The Strategy", the little girl doesn't recognize him. He does get better, and by the last season he is a loving doting father to Tammy who absolutely adores him.
24th Jul '16 3:37:56 PM nombretomado
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* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: He returns in Season 7 all slimmed down and [[TheBradyBunch Greg Brady-esque]], Betty couldn't recognize him.

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* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: He returns in Season 7 all slimmed down and [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Greg Brady-esque]], Betty couldn't recognize him.
16th Jul '16 2:37:44 PM FictionIsntReal
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* CasanovaWannabe: '''SO''' hard. In a series where EverybodyHasLotsOfSex, he's the guy who never, ever, manages it on his own merits. The only time we see him get any, [[spoiler:it was being used on him as a bargaining chip by Lakshmi to get him to back off from helping Paul.]]

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* CasanovaWannabe: '''SO''' hard. In a series where EverybodyHasLotsOfSex, he's the guy who never, ever, manages it on his own merits. The After his drunken, regretted one-night-stand in season 1, the only time we see him get any, [[spoiler:it was being used on him as a bargaining chip by Lakshmi to get him to back off from helping Paul.]]
12th Jul '16 11:52:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesWantRedheads[=/=]RedheadedHero

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* HeroesWantRedheads[=/=]RedheadedHeroHeroesWantRedheads
7th Jul '16 11:19:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: He's the one who discovers Peggy's talent as a copy writer. One season later, his alcoholism gets him fired. By the time [[TheBusCameBack The Bus Comes Back]], Peggy has become experienced enough that she no longer needs him as a mentor. [[spoiler:However, he reprises this role to Peggy in season five, as he is the one who convinces her to leave SCDP and move on to another firm.]]
** He surprisingly becomes one to Don in Season 7. After Don gets fired and then rehired by the agency and the restrictions they place on him causes him to fall off the wagon, Freddy gives him a combination of WhatTheHellHero and RousingSpeech that gets Don to sober up and go to work the next day. As someone on Twitter asked, "When did Freddy Rumsen become the Yoda of Mad Men?"
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