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Sometimes Mad Men would rather be murky and disturbing than fabulous, and last night's episode featured more chills and less "Chiiiiild," which is what I exclaim when fabulous Joan smirks at an underling. Peggy, Roger, Jane, and Don (no Joan or Betty in sight) spent the episode scaring us with forays into unknown worlds of seediness, trippiness, and violence. Not very glamorous, I'm afraid. But I still dredged up a handful of moments suitable for drag reenactments and exaltation.
1. Peggy knows your stupid beans better than you do.
First of all, when Peggy serves up her infuriated thug grimace, stand back. Shut up. And most importantly, don't pretend you know more than her about beans. After the Heinz exec rejected Peggy's campaign idea, the well-ascoted dame strode to the table, raised her thug jawbone in defiance, and spat, "You have to run with this! It's young! And it's beautiful! No »
Has Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy got network TV's weirdest and most storied sex life? His on-screen romances have been with characters played by the likes of Isabella Rossellini, Emily Mortimer and Elizabeth Banks, but his many implied off-screen entanglements include Martha and Alexis Stewart, Condoleezza Rice, Peggy Fleming and, quite possibly, Dick Cheney. And last night the "30 Rock" protag confessed to a fling with a certain Hollywood journalist and blogger with a signature phrase: In response to that "I hate to say toldja, because it reminds me of my one night stand with Nikki Finke," Finke wrote at Deadline Hollywood: "Sorry, Jack Donaghy, you’re just not my type. Because Don Draper ruined me for other men." Finke had an earlier brush with scripted TV infamy in 2010, when HBO began working on the pilot for "Tilda," in which Diane Keaton was slated to play a very Finke-like »
- Alison Willmore
2 items from 2012
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