History Series / MadMen

3rd Jun '17 11:42:16 AM nombretomado
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* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Roger Sterling. Scenes with Roger, Cooper, and Don have a tendency to look like rounds of [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway "Sitting, Standing, Leaning".]]

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* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Roger Sterling. Scenes with Roger, Cooper, and Don have a tendency to look like rounds of [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway "Sitting, Standing, Leaning".]]
27th May '17 1:47:06 PM nombretomado
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As the show progresses through the 1960s, many seasons are tied to and punctuated by milestone events. Season one culminates in the 1960 election of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, season two takes place during 1962 and ends with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and season three runs through 1963 and featured the JFK assassination in its penultimate episode. Season Four (1964-65) breaks this pattern, though much of it centers around the VietnamWar. Season 5 (1966-67) continues to deal with Vietnam; and Season 6 (1968)[[labelnote:*]]OK, technically, it begins in December 1967 skipping the "Summer of Love"[[/labelnote]] is highly chaotic (just like the year) and delves into the racial tensions at the time, including the assassination of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr. The first half of Season 7 begins with Nixon's inauguration in January 1969 and ends with man's first moonwalk later in July. The final half continues and closes in 1970, with less focus on current real-life events and more on the professional and personal turmoils of the main cast.

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As the show progresses through the 1960s, many seasons are tied to and punctuated by milestone events. Season one culminates in the 1960 election of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, season two takes place during 1962 and ends with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and season three runs through 1963 and featured the JFK assassination in its penultimate episode. Season Four (1964-65) breaks this pattern, though much of it centers around the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Season 5 (1966-67) continues to deal with Vietnam; and Season 6 (1968)[[labelnote:*]]OK, technically, it begins in December 1967 skipping the "Summer of Love"[[/labelnote]] is highly chaotic (just like the year) and delves into the racial tensions at the time, including the assassination of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr. The first half of Season 7 begins with Nixon's inauguration in January 1969 and ends with man's first moonwalk later in July. The final half continues and closes in 1970, with less focus on current real-life events and more on the professional and personal turmoils of the main cast.
25th May '17 12:24:11 AM Unownshipper
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** Sal's wife. The scene where Sal gets a little too enthusiastic about the choreography in a commercial, and his wife figures this out, is pretty funny.

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** Kitty Romano, Sal's wife. The scene where Sal gets a little too enthusiastic about the choreography in a commercial, and his wife figures this out, is pretty funny.funny, yet deeply sad.
8th May '17 7:17:06 PM MurrayTheBlue
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** In "For Immediate Release", Don insults Jaguar representative Herb one too many times, costing SCDP the account that was keeping them afloat. Even Joan gets upset with Don over this, as it means that her sleeping with Herb had no purpose.

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** In "For Immediate Release", Don insults the Jaguar representative exec Herb and deliberately blows the account, due to a combination of Herb insulting him one too many times, times and sexually extorting Joan, costing SCDP the account that was keeping them afloat.their most prestigious account. Even Joan gets upset with Don over this, as it means that her sleeping with Herb had no purpose.
1st May '17 4:30:46 AM discontentedwinter
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** Megan was indoctrinated about the evils of abortion by the nuns of her Catholic school and is relieved when a miscarriage terminates her pregnancy before she takes a decision about it.

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** Megan was indoctrinated taught about the evils of abortion by the nuns of her Catholic school and is relieved when a miscarriage terminates her pregnancy before she takes a decision about it.



** Megan finds it hard to reconcile her upbringing with her desire for emancipation, especially when she gets pregnant. The stern nuns at her Catholic school indoctrinated her against the evils of abortion.

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** Megan finds it hard to reconcile her upbringing with her desire for emancipation, especially when she gets pregnant. The stern nuns at her Catholic school indoctrinated taught her against about the evils of abortion.
24th Apr '17 5:55:07 PM dmcreif
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** At one point, a character loses a foot due to a tragic accident. Aside from the fact that OSHA would've had a field day with the circumstances involved, nearly everybody seems to think it's obvious this means his career, in a desk job, is over because of the new disability.

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** At one point, a character loses a foot due to a tragic lawnmower accident. Aside from the fact that OSHA would've had a field day with the circumstances involved, nearly everybody seems to think it's obvious this means his career, in a desk job, is over because of the new disability.



** Herb's wife is obsessed with puppies and is completely oblivious to how much of a {{Jerkass}} her husband is.
** Don't forget Lois trying to drive the lawn mower in "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency."

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** Herb's Herb Rennet's wife is obsessed with puppies and is completely oblivious to how much of a {{Jerkass}} her husband is.
** Don't forget Lois Sadler trying to drive the lawn mower in "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency."



** The emphasis on cocktails and hard liquor in general. The post-Prohibition decades in America were the Golden Age of the Mixed Drink and the sophisticate's choice was nearly always a cocktail of *some*sort. Wine, unless it was French with a price like a car payment, was either "ethnic" or something bums drank from paper bags; beer was strictly an industrial product consumed only in the most informal settings, and hard cider was completely off the radar, and non-alcoholic drinks were strictly for children and members of weird teetotal religions (see notes about drunk driving).

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** The emphasis on cocktails and hard liquor in general. The post-Prohibition decades in America were the Golden Age of the Mixed Drink and the sophisticate's choice was nearly always a cocktail of *some*sort. some sort. Wine, unless it was French with a price like a car payment, was either "ethnic" or something that bums drank from paper bags; beer was strictly an industrial product consumed only in the most informal settings, and hard cider was completely off the radar, and non-alcoholic drinks were strictly for children and members of weird teetotal religions (see notes about drunk driving).



* EverybodyMustGetStoned: In "The Crash", Cutler brings a "doctor" to the office to give most of the cast speed to help them get through a very sad and busy day.

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* EverybodyMustGetStoned: In "The Crash", Jim Cutler brings a "doctor" to the office to give most of the cast speed to help them get through a very sad and busy day.



* FakeGuestStar: John Slattery in the first season, in spite of his major role in the first season and seasons that would follow. He appears in 10 of the 13 episodes of season 1. Notably, Maggie Siff (Rachel Menken) is a main cast member in season 1 but only appears in 7 episodes.

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* FakeGuestStar: John Slattery in the first season, in spite of his Roger Sterling's major role in the first season and seasons that would follow. He appears in 10 of the 13 episodes of season 1. Notably, Maggie Siff (Rachel Menken) is a main cast member in season 1 but only appears in 7 episodes.



** An early Season 3 arc has them filming a commercial based on "Bye Bye Birdie", which was a hit movie at the time. Birdie is the affectionate nickname Don has for his wife Betty who divorces him at the end of the season.

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** An early Season 3 arc has them filming a commercial based on "Bye Bye Birdie", ''Film/ByeByeBirdie'', which was a hit movie at the time. Birdie is the affectionate nickname Don has for his wife Betty who divorces him at the end of the season.



** Season 5 is replete with dialogue and imagery alluding to [[spoiler:death, which foreshadows Lane Pryce's suicide]].

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** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9-XthPUaHg Season 5 is replete with dialogue and imagery imagery]] alluding to [[spoiler:death, death, which foreshadows Lane [[spoiler:Lane Pryce's suicide]].
15th Jan '17 1:22:12 PM BDA1978
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** An early Season 3 arc has them filming a commercial based on "Bye Bye Birdie", which was a hit movie at the time. Birdie is the affectionate nickname Don has for his wife Betty who divorces him at the end of the season.
3rd Jan '17 2:31:46 PM dmcreif
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Since season 6 takes place when the Vietnam War is unfolding, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHE1uEnQw60 the show references the topic using the Chevrolet account as an analogue]].



* DudeWheresMyRespect: The story of Lane Pryce's life, the HyperCompetentSideKick. Almost every competent worker who is not a senior partner feels underappreciated at some point. Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Harry Crane, and Joan are the ones who complain more often about it.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: The story saga of Lane Pryce's life, Pryce, the HyperCompetentSideKick. Almost every competent worker who is not a senior partner feels underappreciated at some point. Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Harry Crane, and Joan are the ones who complain more often about it.
1st Jan '17 5:10:19 AM dmcreif
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* BigApplesauce: The show makes frequent use of its setting and NYC's history. Pete Campbell's New York blue blood ancestry gets him an apartment. The destruction of the old Penn Station in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden (which opened five years later) is a plot point in an episode, and SCDP moves into offices in the then-new Time-Life Building. Lane Pryce has a New York Mets pennant in his office (the baseball team began play in 1962) along with other New York-related tchotchkes ([[ImmigrantPatriotism he has the love of being a New Yorker only an immigrant can have]]). When Peggy is apartment-hunting, the agent notes that the value will increase dramatically when the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway Second Avenue Subway]] is finished...something only New Yorkers would realize is a joke (the SAS currently has an estimated opening date of 2016. You heard us.)

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* BigApplesauce: The show makes frequent use of its setting and NYC's history. Pete Campbell's New York blue blood ancestry gets him an apartment. The destruction of the old Penn Station in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden (which opened five years later) is a plot point in an episode, and SCDP moves into offices in the then-new Time-Life Building. Lane Pryce has a New York Mets pennant in his office (the baseball team began play in 1962) along with other New York-related tchotchkes ([[ImmigrantPatriotism he has the love of being a New Yorker only an immigrant can have]]). When Peggy is apartment-hunting, the agent notes that the value will increase dramatically when the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway Second Avenue Subway]] is finished...something only New Yorkers would realize is a joke (the SAS currently has an estimated opening date of 2016.didn't open until January 2017. You heard us.)



** In "The Flood", this is mixed with HistoricalInJoke when Peggy's realtor promises her that the Second Avenue Subway would increase the value of the apartment she was trying to buy. At the date the episode is set in (April 1968), the Second Avenue Subway had already been in the planning stage for nearly 40 years, and when "The Flood" aired ''45 years later'' (April 2013), the SAS ''still was not finished'', 84 years after it was first approved. (Construction started in 2007 and the first phase of the line, 96th Street to 63rd Street, is expected to open in 2016.)

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** In "The Flood", this is mixed with HistoricalInJoke when Peggy's realtor promises her that the Second Avenue Subway would increase the value of the apartment she was trying to buy. At the date the episode is set in (April 1968), the Second Avenue Subway had already been in the planning stage for nearly 40 years, and when "The Flood" aired ''45 years later'' (April 2013), the SAS ''still was not finished'', 84 years after it was first approved. (Construction started in 2007 and the first phase of the line, 96th Street to 63rd Street, is expected to open in 2016.opened on January 1, 2017.)



** In the pilot, Don says "It's not like there's a magical machine that makes identical copies of things." Then on Season 2, a Xerox machine arrives at the office.

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** In the pilot, Don says "It's not like there's a magical machine that makes identical copies of things." Then on in Season 2, a the Xerox machine arrives at the office.
19th Dec '16 2:28:58 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: It seems like the men of Sterling Cooper spend more time on hanky-panky than on advertising.
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