In a special supplement to the Overthinking It Podcast, Matthew Belinkie, Ryan Sheely, and Matthew Wrather overthink Mad Men in light of the Season 3 Finale. (Spoilers for all 3 seasons.)
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re Psych: Shawn (the main character) is a civilian who’s dad was a cop and trained his son to be hyper-observant and this leads the police to think he’s committed crimes before calling them in with some detail that no one else picked up on. So to avoid jail he claims that he’s psychic.
My history professor has been saying the same about ‘Mad Men’ (that it’s a great apthropological look at the culture in the ’60s) and after listening to the podcast I might have to watch it as well.
Also, couldn’t one argue that ‘That ’70’s Show’ is the same as ‘Mad Men’ in that it takes a look at the ’70s culture and how people lived during then or are the two shows on differnt ends of the spectrum?
@Megan: … holy hell.
Sally Draper (from Mad Men) = Donna (from That 70s Show).
Does anyone have any idea what was going on in the scene between Conrad Hilton and Don Draper? Why couldn’t Connie keep his account with Don even in a new company? Was Don right that Connie was just toying with him?
@josh: I’ll have to watch it again when I get home, but all I took from it was that Connie just didn’t want to work with McCann.
Connie probably didn’t see himself as “toying” with Don, any more than Don saw himself as “being a jerk” to Peggy. But the fact remains he was.
My take — at least in the first half of the Don/Connie chat — was that Connie didn’t want to get embroiled in a management change and the long-term office politics of such a move. Don wouldn’t just be working at a new company — presumably he’d be working with (and for) new employees in a new environment… either one that Connie doesn’t know, or worse, doesn’t like or respect — remember, he had done his homework. If he thought McCann was the best ad agency to work with, the most visionary, he never would have followed up with Don.
The second half of the conversation was simply Don (understandably) reacting poorly, and Connie defending himself as an independent, self-made man… which is what he thinks Don needs to be. And it turned out to be the best advice he could have given him… because out of that meeting we now get SCDP.