Mad T LOunge

Posted on May 05, 2013

Welcome to the very first Mad Men Retro T LOunge, darlings!

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Isn’t it fabulous? Please remember not to touch the bunnies inappropriately.

 

Since the preview, in typical Matthew Weiner manner, tells us absolutely nothing except that Joan’s rocking a “Tina Louise as Ginger Grant” moment with her hair, let’s all come up with drinking games for the evening. We’ll start.

Your drinking game and homework assignment are one and the same this week: In preparation for our Mad Style post on Wednesday, keep your eyes peeled for the following:

  • People in black and white clothing
  • A preponderance of blue and green in a scene
  • A “signature” color, like Peggy’s yellow, Joan’s purple, or Sylvia’s whore-red

 

Then, when you see one: Drink. Won’t this be fun? Also: feel free to argue about last week’s episode or any other Mad-related bits of trivia. First round’s on us!

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    • tamsta99

      I’m such a loyal kitten, but i never post. This time, I must say YAAAAYYYYYY! I love that there’s an MM lounge. Thank you uncles!

    • NoGovernmentName

      Debating whether to watch Vikings or Game of Thrones before Mad Men. Vikings has more eye candy, and GoT can be pretty depressing. Once Upon a Time will have to sit on the DVR until tomorrow too. What do other Bitter Kittens watch on Sundays?

      • Funkykatt

        GOT is depressing to me because Jaqen H’gar has not made an appearance. Bring him on!

      • MilaXX

        I watch Once Upon a Time & Mad Men. Game of Thrones I watch in the am. I missed the boat on Vikings and now I’m waiting for the season to end and I’ll binge watch the entire first season.

        • NoGovernmentName

          Vikings definitely picks up as the season moves along. I stopped watching halfway through the season, then let the last 5 pile up on the DVR. Considered deleting, binge watched instead, and by the end was totally hooked.

        • Qitkat

          OUAT very dark this ep. For some reason the show I liked first season is disturbing me this season.

      • TheDivineMissAnn

        “Call The Midwife” followed by “Doc Martin” on PBS. Sunday night is the only night I watch TV, as opposed to sleeping in front of it.

      • Call the Midwife and then the most pathetic piece of trash show ever, Army Wives. I know, I know…but I’m hooked on bad acting and lazy storytelling. At least MM challenges me!

    • Guest

      Must go put the martini glasses in the freezer and make sure I have enough ice!

      • travelgirl28

        Mmmmmmmmm, that sounds delish. Mind if I join you?

    • Musicologie

      Adding to the drinking game: Two drinks if there’s a scene where either Megan or Don are in sleepwear while the other is dressed to go out of the apartment.

    • Chickadeep

      Squee! A MM Lounge! Smooches for this.

      I think anytime we see SCDP staff together in non-office wear (casual duds) is an occasion for drinks in a drinking game. The last time we saw that kind of thing was the night they left the original Sterling Cooper, right? In nearly every other “off duty” moment they’re dressed formally (party, wedding, funeral).

    • DesertRodent

      SOOO much more worthy of a lounge event than the abysmal (current) Project Runway. Unfortunately, I am watching in Pacific time, so I have to stay outta here. Have fun, kittens!

    • Aw I cant watch tonight because I’m at the boyf’s and he doesn’t have cable. Oh well.

    • P M

      Ooh! I’ll get my old-fashioned and my fake indignation out!

    • MilaXX

      Let me go make a pitcher of martini’s. This is going to be fun!

    • carolynmo

      This makes Sundays even better! Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and now TLOunge!!!

    • ovarB

      Oh Sugars…thanks to the good heavens above for this!! Off to put the quilted house coat on and make sure the liquor cabinet is adequately stocked for this evening.

    • Pennymac

      *Rubbing hands together in glee*

    • FUCK YES. My family is useless when I must squee and discuss Mad Men things as they happen, so yay! An internet venue for my FEEEEELINGGGSSSS.

    • MartyBellerMask

      I might stick around for a little while, and leave when the “curtain rises”. I don’t get to watch til tomorrow morning, and dont want any spoilers! And the preview video isn’t working but the still looks very intriguing…

    • MartyBellerMask

      OK I did get to watch the trailer and I think our mystery woman is Rebecca Price. What do you guys think? Perhaps she inherited Layne’s partnership and wants to start being un-silent??

      • formerlyAnon

        That would be fascinating. A fresh story line! Heavens!

    • I can’t see the preview video on this iPad, but no matter. Time to chill glasses. Gin and tonics for me!

    • Funkykatt

      I’ll also have a drink whenever Don wears a suit.

    • nosniveling

      well I see that Megan is wearing silver. surprise.
      thanks for doing this TLo!!

      • I forget that Megan is younger than most of the wives and employees until I look at her fashion taste. Her dress was super short but very stylish for 1968.

    • handsomegrad

      oh come on! ReT-Lo Lounge!

    • I’m too tired to be creative, so I’ll ,just take a drink whenever Don lights up a cigarette.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Oh yeah. Does Ted wearing “Peggy Yellow” count for a drink?

    • Stubenville

      I don’t get Mad Men with my cable package, but I wanted to check out the lounge. Swanky! Have fun everyone!

      • Funkykatt

        There are many websites where you can watch for free.

    • StephanieLovesTLo

      Yay, can’t wait!

    • zenobar

      Oh fabulous. I’m mixing up a G&T right this minute. Tanqueray Rangpur, anyone?

    • Cheryl

      Spring, 1968. My 19th birthday approaches…(can drink but can’t vote.)

    • Peeve

      Yay! Mad Men TLounge! I never do this, but “Squeeeeeeee!” I have a feeling it will be a drunken TLounge, given the rules above…

    • warontara

      Hey everyone! I’ve got my milk and sugar cookies, and a cocktail for dessert! πŸ™‚

    • Blue and green, right off the bat!

    • alula_auburn

      haha, I’m already loving Pete’s “casual” sweater.

    • Peeve

      Love Joan’s hair down. She looks great.

    • warontara

      If Pete seriously tries to hit on Joan…I’ll throttle him. I will learn to time travel into fictional tv worlds and I will throttle him.

      • Joan can handle Pete. We saw her handle Pete. He encouraged her to drink more, and she wasn’t having it. I think she’s pretty good at letting men down. She is usually nice without a big rejection.

    • Cheryl

      It’s LITERALLY my birthday! Mother’s Day in 1968, like this year, fell on May 12.

    • alula_auburn

      Wow, Pete is lucky he didn’t get an elbow to the nose, or a knee. . .someplace else.

    • MilaXX

      Hold up! Trudy keeping Pete as a “maintenance man?” You go girl!

    • Pennymac

      Why did the Love America Style Theme run through my head during those first few scenes?

      • Annaline39

        I loved that show. When I got to see it in reruns I was shocked my mother let little kid me watch it lol

    • Pennymac

      Geez, Harry Hamlin got old!

      • alula_auburn

        do you watch Shameless? Anything he does here is pretty tame in comparison, lol.

      • Cheryl

        Uh, oh. I’m 2 years older than Harry Hamlin.

    • warontara

      Hmmmm Peggy’s boss-man is wearing her mustard yellow.

    • Cheryl

      She’s a young Joan.

      • Pennymac

        Very young.

    • MilaXX

      for those of you missing Pan Am…

      • Cheryl

        This doesn’t make sense. Roger got to the airport in how many minutes?

      • CozyCat

        The airport action is already more interesting than “Pan Am” managed to be in an entire season.

    • warontara

      I love it that Roger is really this good at his job, in a Roger sort of way. I sometimes forget that him and Pete are supposed to be in the same department.

    • P M

      Wow Roger can actually do a good job

      • tamsta99

        Very smooth Roger!

      • Eric Stott

        He’s capable of excellent work in quick bursts of inspiration – generally when he can show up someone else.

    • Omigod, is that Danielle Panabaker playing Roger’s new paramour? If it is, that is HILARIOUS, because the last thing I saw her in was a Disney movie.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        I thought the exact same thing.

    • Peeve

      The tone of this episode feels lighter and more modern than previous shows. Even the colors look lighter and brighter…Whoops, spoke too soon. Marie in black!

    • Cheryl

      Peaches and Herb?

      • StephanieLovesTLo

        LOL

      • Peeve

        Ha! I never would have caught that!

      • Pennymac

        OMG! Missed it. Brilliant!

    • P M

      Holy wow what a horrid wife Herb has

      • StephanieLovesTLo

        They’re made for each other.

        • CozyCat

          Actually, she’s too good for him. Neither is smart, but he’s a pig and she at least tries to be nice (in her limited, puppy-loving way…)

    • Herb’s wife is a cartoon character.

      • alula_auburn

        Or a walking sitcom punchline.

    • Yea, Burt!

    • PastryGoddess

      Of course for the very first Mad Lounge I’m stuck at a hotel with no AMC

    • P M

      Don “I love puppies”

    • Peeve

      You think Peaches speaks French?

      (edited to add: Damn, I wish she did–that would have been such fun!)

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        That’s what I thought was going to happen, but liked how the scene went instead.

      • Wellworn

        Peaches has enough trouble with her own language.

    • I love Megan’s mini!

      • alula_auburn

        That pan from Peaches frilly red dress to Megan’s mini was pretty great.

      • Cheryl

        TLo just said, “OMG that dress” (I follow them on Twitter)

        • I literally said the exact same thing. Holy shit, Megan!

    • warontara

      I’m gonna die if it turns out that Peaches understands French.

    • warontara

      Ruh roh…….

    • Pennymac

      The apple that goes in the pigs mouth Bwahahaha!

    • Peeve

      Great line: “She’s the apple that goes in a pig’s mouth”. Gotta find a way to use that…

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      The best part of having my French degree is not having to read the subtitles when Megan and her mother speak to each other (the dialogue is spot-on, and sounds even saucier in French, entre tes cuisses indeed).

      On that note, is that Megan’s idea of a sexy dress, or is she flouting her mother’s advice? Oh, I guess the long-sleeved neutral trapeze is supposed to be sexy.

      • Qitkat

        Well it obviously turned on Don!

        • LesYeuxHiboux

          No doubt, I guess I was looking down during the pan over the hemline.

      • CozyCat

        Well, Mama’s advice did emphasize the legs, and so did Megan’s dress.

      • Wellworn

        That was all the fashion in 1968. Shapeless but mini length. I was Bobby’s age at the time, but had an older sister who rocked the shit out of that style, while I was dressed as Jan Brady most of the time. I even looked like her. Marcia Marcia Marcia!

    • warontara

      YOU GUYS!!!!!!

    • alula_auburn

      haha, my real life name is Marie (not alula, amazingly!) and it’s not a name with a lot of pop-culture appearances (especially for an 80s kid), so I get a little grin whenever John Slattery says it.

      • MartyBellerMask

        Another child of the 80’s here, and my name (not Marty) has wayyyyy too many pop culture references. I’m glad my name has gone out of fashion.

    • OMIGOD
      AWWWWWKWAAAARRRRRD

    • Awkward!

    • P M

      OMG. Waay awkward

    • nosniveling

      omg, is Pete hosed!!

    • P M

      LOL Pete

    • MilaXX

      Pete falling down the stairs is what LOLs are made of.

    • Roger, ilu. XD

    • tamsta99

      JOAN!!!!

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Ohmigod Pete is hilarious right now.

    • Pennymac

      Oh Hot Dayum!

    • alula_auburn

      OMG Joan. AMAZING. Don has needed to hear that for YEARS.

      • Chickadeep

        I have waited YEARS for that.

      • Crystal

        I stood up and clapped.

    • MilaXX

      So much WORD! Joan served Don better than any of them could.

      • tamsta99

        Joan was so on point. I need to watch that again. Like 10 times.

        • MilaXX

          I wish folks still made wav files. That and Peggy complaining about poop would be top of my list.

          • Melissa Brogan

            Sometimes you can find sound clips on sites like http://www.hark.com/ (there’s a clip there with Peggy telling off Ken about his ‘stupid pact’).

    • Qitkat

      Damn, Joanie!

    • Wow……that was an amazing 2 minutes!

    • Joan Holloway, HBIC. She needs that on her door. And holy fuckmonkeys, I need a gifs of all those employees running away. I died laughing.

      • Chickadeep

        They scattered like cockroaches when the light snaps on.

    • warontara

      Oh my god, I need them to get this. Mostly because I need Joan to have a good day for the first time in a few seasons.

    • Pennymac

      Blue and green!

      • Cheryl

        Jinx you owe me a Coke!

    • Qitkat

      Love Peggy’s blue dress.

    • Peeve

      Uh, oh. Blue and green…Yep–T and Lo were right!

      • Cheryl

        Jinx, we all owe us a Coke!

        • Peeve

          πŸ˜‰ Cokes all around on me!

    • Cheryl

      Ted = Green; Peggy = Blue

    • Peggy in powder blue, Ted in green sweater….and we have contact!

    • MilaXX

      we all saw that coming 20 miles back

    • MilaXX

      and of course Peggy is in blue & Chaugh is in green. AND they match the room. mmmmm

    • Blue and Green and HOLY FUCK HE’S KISSING HER. Nooooooo, I don’t want to ship this, but that exchange, just now…

    • Cheryl

      From TLo’s twitter: “Yes, you Kittens are good! #colors”

    • P M

      Some friend Don is

    • Pennymac

      Ohh. Don’t like that reference AT ALL…

    • P M

      Jump on the balcony and fly to work like Superman – hmmm

      • alula_auburn

        Yeah, that was awfully heavy-handed feeling.

    • Peeve

      Don in a suit, Megan in bed. Drink!

    • MilaXX

      Pete is gonna have a stroke. I know his father in-law wouldn’t be so dirty as to drop them cause the ran into each other in a whore house. Pot meet kettle.

      • Pennymac

        I’d sing that shit from the highest advertising tower. Guess I’m a weasle like Pete!

        • MilaXX

          Yep, I’d be a canary. Trudy already knows Pete’s a dirt bag, that’s why he’s on booty call status only now.

      • P M

        But he has an ace up his sleeve. Pete’s marriage is destroyed for sure now. What’s Pete going to do? If he goes public, Trudy will kill him. If FIL goes public, Trudy will…….. kill him?

        • 3hares

          Technically Pete’s still following the rules of his separation. Trudy isn’t giving him any, but he only opened his fly in a brothel in the city.

    • Things are popping so fast I can’t keep up! Will definitely be watching this one again.

      • Peeve

        Great minds…

      • MilaXX

        I tape any show I live tweet. You miss stuff typing. I always need to rewatch before I read a recap.

    • Perditax

      Dammit, I found myself rooting for Pete! I hate it when that happens…

      • Eric Stott

        He was actually the most competent guy in the office, businesswise anyhow- typical of him to follow up a high point with jamming his foot in his mouth.

    • PEGGY WHAT WHAT WHAT ARE YOU DOING

      • tamsta99

        Peggy, take it back! Take it back!

        • And I hate that I kind of ship it. I fell for that “strong” bit as hard as Ted. I’m such a sap.

          • CozyCat

            Getting involved with the boss is NEVER a good idea.

            BUT: when you think about it, the only kind of man Peggy could be happily married to is someone like Ted who not only doesn’t find her career to be threatening but even finds it attractive.

            You can definitely ship the possibility of Ted divorcing his wife and forming a Madison Ave power couple with Peggy.

            • formerlyAnon

              But the odds are against it turning out well for Peggy.

            • NiseiShonagon

              Especially now with Don back in the picture.

            • siriuslover

              I totaly am. I feel like M. Weiner is bringing out the hypocrite in all of us. We hate that Don is such a pig and goes against his marriage vows, but we kind of root for Peggy. Of course, there are all kinds of things that make Peggy’s situation so much different from Don’s. And Ted’s cool. God, is he cool…

            • CozyCat

              Yeah, although technically Peggy wouldn’t be cheating on anyone (she and Abe aren’t married by HIS choice!)

              But at least the Ted/Peggy thing, whatever it is or it becomes, is not as sick as Don’s relationships and is based on people seeking human connections. It’s important that Ted kissed her after finding out that his longtime friend and business partner had a (notoriously fatal) cancer. He was vulnerable and stepped over the fantasy line. Don just uses women to fill his inner void.

            • siriuslover

              I agree. I think there’s alot of meaning in Peggy’s statement to Ted that there’s nothing wrong with needing people / stuff.

    • P M

      oh god – they didn’t go there. Rats, they did. Oh Peggy….

    • MilaXX
    • Peeve

      There’s so much going on in this ep, I’m EXHAUSTED!

      • Qitkat

        Loving it!

        • Peeve

          slow…slow…medium…Hyperspeed!

    • Scimommy

      I wikipedia’d Chevy. I think they’re fighting for the Camaro.

      • Camaro already out. Rumor has it, it’s the Vega.

        • Vega! I had one…..awful car.

          • StephanieLovesTLo

            Yechh

          • Qitkat

            I know, I owned one. The engine died 500 miles after the warranty expired, but we forced them into giving us a replacement for labor only.

        • Scimommy

          Ah. Wikipedia has that one, too.

      • MilaXX

        something called the Vega

    • alula_auburn

      Man, for a second I thought Ted was going to say his work would be better because Peggy did it.

    • warontara

      Just merge already….

    • warontara

      Also, I find it kind of funny that both Peggy and Ted are probably kind of into the “Don” in each other.

    • Qitkat

      Love Don and Ted together!

      • StephanieLovesTLo

        I hope those weren’t their real pitches.

      • P M

        I expect fireworks with the two of them together

    • P M

      That’s a really good ad from Don

    • Cheryl

      Don’s yellow shirt = Ted’s yellow turtleneck! Drink (mockturtle soup)

    • MilaXX

      Calling it now that SCDP and CGC merge by season-end. It gets Peggy back in the fold & makes both companies stronger and bigger. Actually watching it now, I doubt it takes until season end to get there.

      • I believe you are correct.

      • Peeve

        It didn’t take 5 minutes!

      • Cheryl

        They just did.

    • alula_auburn

      hahaha “this is why everyone hates you!” This is the hometruths for Don episode.

    • P M

      Both Ted and Don are wearing same colour shirts

    • OMG,

    • warontara

      Oh Pete.

    • Qitkat

      Holy Cow!

    • warontara

      I’m excited about this. πŸ™‚

      • warontara

        And Peggy is not. Lol

        • So much delicious drama. *cackles with glee*

    • P M

      wait – they merged? Whoa

    • P M

      Ted and Don’s ties don’t match. I smell trouble

      • No, but Don’s tie matches Ted’s outfit as a whole. Red and gold.

    • Pennymac

      Poor Peggy’s worlds collided….

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I just bet Peggy will give it to Ted. Bad girl.

      My mouth is literally hanging open right now. Well played, Weiner.

    • Qitkat

      Our girl is not happy.

    • This episode is epic. And Peggy, honey, I feel for you. She’s probably torn between being happy and pissed off. And Don’s tie matches Ted’s outfit. *drink*

      • CozyCat

        I don’t think Peggy’s ready to work with Don yet. She’s on professionally, but will Don treat her differently? What’s her position if he’s on board? She was really proving her independence, and now that’s effectively gone.

        And what will happen in her growing “relationship” with Ted?

    • I f’ing LOVE this show!

    • MilaXX

      So is the show going to end with Peggy being the woman who broke into advertising years ago? I have to google the title but I recall reading that the Peggy character was similar to this women’s like.

    • Peeve

      Okay, think I need to watch this again. Now. Thanks, AMC!

      • Cheryl

        And thanks, Uncles!

        • annaplurabelle

          Yes, thank you, TLo! What a great episode for the debut of the T Lounge!

    • Pennymac

      MATTHEW WEINER!!!!! you’re a tease! Got me all frustrated, then it went by too fast!

    • Perditax

      Wowzer! Am exhausted from all my gasps, giggles and groans!

    • MissAmynae

      Hooray Hooray!!! I’m sitting out this week, but will be back after viewing late tonight πŸ™‚

    • P M

      That was a good ep. Too much stuff, but good. Joan’s heartbreak is………. heartbreaking. Pete’s dad is a hypocrite

      • nosniveling

        who is NOT a hypocrite in this show?

      • CozyCat

        He’s a hypocrite with power. Pete is a hypocrite with none.

        That’s why Daddy is getting what he wants (rid of Pete).

        If Trudy gets “liberated” she can run circles around both of them.

    • I totally just noticed this, but has Trudy lost weight? And her bedroom ensemble is gorge- it’s like she sexed herself up to spite Pete.

    • Awesome episode! Watching it again. THAT good.

      • Pennymac

        Me too!

      • Peeve

        I need a drink…

      • Damien W

        Same here! But I usually watch it twice, lol.

        • Oh, honey, we watch every episode 100 times. LOL

          • Peeve

            It shows. Thanks so much for the lounge, too! Although between trying to read the BK comments, your tweets, and watching the show, my head is spinning.

            • tamsta99

              I’m drunk. I think I too the game too seriously. πŸ™‚

            • Peeve

              *snork!*

          • Damien W

            Oh I’m sure! And I watch it more than twice, in fact I just watched season 4 this weekend on a whim, LOL. I just meant I always watch the encore(s), even if it’s interrupted by some other show at 11.

      • annaplurabelle

        Can’t wait for your recap and Mad Styles!

      • Peeve

        That was the fastest hour of TV I think I’ve ever seen!

      • Perditax

        Perfect episode to debut Mad T LOunge. Think we all needed a place to vent!

      • MilaXX

        and thanks for the lounge, this was fun!

      • Violina23

        you couldn’t have picked a better episode too kick off a mad men tlounge! I just finished and was excited to read what everyone thought. Thanks! Can’t wait for the full recap πŸ™‚

      • Wellworn

        Ya, just wow. Major game changer. Love it.

      • EEKstl

        What a perfect episode to launch Mad TLounge! Thanks, TLo! what an ep! Loved loved loved it. Don’t even know where to start…must process.

      • judybrowni

        Yes! I felt Mad Men get it’s groove back.

    • annaplurabelle

      I’m guessing we’re not going to see the other partners first reactions to this merger next week.

      • fnarf

        Speaking of which, since when does one partner get to decide to marge the company with a rival without the approval or even knowledge of all the others? Or does it only matter if Roger and Bert are in on it, since they are the (living) names on the glass? I know Joanie is going to be super-thrilled that Don went off and turned everything upside down again ten seconds after she told him it would be nice if he said “we” for a change.

        Peggy “I don’t like change” Olsen is also obviously thrilled. Pete will presumably be apoplectic, as always — does he even have a role in the new company? Or Harry? You can’t make me a partner, but you can bring these other creeps in over me? Does Chaough even have a TV division?

    • Damien W

      On a side note – Peggy & Abe painted the woodwork in their new place the same dark green as Don’s downtown divorce apartment. Foreshadowing of Peggy’s split from Abe? Or was Morose Green simply all the rage in NY bohemia back then?

      • Pennymac

        Ah, memories. I lived in an Everything Avocado Trailer many moons ago. Hence the avatar.
        LOL Edited to add lived with a “d”. as in not anymore!

      • Cheryl

        It’s also got that dark, gloomy look of the Francis house.

      • MilaXX

        Where is this new apt. I thought Brooklyn, but twitter is saying UWS?

        • Cheryl

          Remember last week, Abe said he would be happy living on the West Side? It was considered a terrible place to live for East Side people (like Don and aspirational-Peggy) at that time but now is a highly-desired neighborhood.

          • Cheryl

            Don’t forget Peggy came from Brooklyn. I can’t see her going back, at least not in the 20th Century.

          • MilaXX

            oh okay, I was confused because the interior of that apartment reminded me of BK brownstones

            • I think they have similar architecture – a lot of the buildings in both areas are pre-war and haven’t been updated or changed in a long while. I’ve been doing a long apartment search, so I’ve seen a buttload of apartments in either area (slash I went to school in the UWS so I’ve seen a lot of apartments there), and that looked about right.

        • judybrowni

          It’s the Upper West Side, which even in the early ’70s (when I lived in New York) was still considered dicey.

      • golden_valley

        Avocado green was the rage. My parents painted the kitchen that color and the linoleum on the floor was that color in 1968. The choices were avocado green, harvest gold and burnt orange.

        • CozyCat

          All the appliances were those colors in the 60s and early 70s. Lots of kitchen remodeling in the late 70s and 80s…

          • joything

            And plates, and curtains, and upholstery (usually a plaid of those colors, with cream and brown), and towels, and sheets …

    • MilaXX

      Okay BK’s I got questions. Are Peggy & Abe in the UWS or Brooklyn?

      Also just found out the new car is the Vega aka Pontiac Austere. http://clunkernation.com/2013/05/05/mad-men-and-the-gm-xp-887/

    • More stuff I missed earlier- Marie sitting there drinking while Don and Megan have sex (thank you closed captioning for the “thumping on the wall”).

      • NiseiShonagon

        Poor Marie – even if she was the one who encouraged it, but then again she probably thought she’d be at the Waldorf with Roger by then anyway. Happy Mother’s Day indeed.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      Best episode of the season so far.

    • Alas, I have to avoid the lounge this time. Traveling for work, and my hotel doesn’t have AMC. WTF is up with that??

      • CozyCat

        You can always watch the Golf Channel. Every hotel I have ever stayed in carries the Golf Channel!

        • Yes, that was one of the options. πŸ˜›

    • MilaXX

      Yet another color theory, when Don & Ted announce the merger, they are in shades of yellow/gold. They match the decor of the room and Peggy’s eggplant dress is the loudest thing in the room.

      • Damien W

        Also, Pete was dressed in funereal black from the moment things started falling apart for him. And his tie was black and gold, but the same pattern as Ted’s gold/brown tie. Don’s tie was like Ted’s, but the stripes went in the opposite direction.

        YOU SEE WHAT YOU PEOPLE HAVE ME DOING WITH MY SUNDAY NIGHTS? LOL

        • MilaXX

          which is why I am on my 3rd watch of this ep.

      • And this may be stretching it a bit, but Peggy is in such a very Joanish dress as she’s about to (apparently) enter into an affair with her boss (like she was primping before going to see Ted and unexpectedly Don).

    • Violina23

      So, Pete didn’t get punched in the face, but he *did* fall down the stairs in an amusing fashion!

      (I kinda feel bad for him a bit, though!)

      Especially after last week’s episode, this one was just on fire. So many amazing character moments all around. Can’t wait for the recap & comment threads with all the BK reactions πŸ™‚

    • Peeve

      Okay, second viewing. I’m calmer now. It makes more sense now that I’ve sobered up a little!

    • MisScarlett

      Can’t believe I missed the T Lounge live but I’m sure going to have fun reading these comments as I watch it again! AWESOME episode. So much to process. I’m so glad I can like Ted Chau-gh-gh legitimately now… The man wears suits the color of a banana Crayon, what’s not to love?

    • Damien W

      So, will Pete and Kissass Bob and Chris Fawcett (the flyer-writer) hang out their own shingle, and grab Jaguar to fund their new firm?

      • judybrowni

        I’m going for, “There’s poop on the stairwell.”

        Never thought I’d hear the word poop on Madman.

        • Damien W

          I would agree, but then they showed Peggy walking in on drunk Duck trying to take a dump on Roger’s white chair in The Suitcase.

          Funny how all things poop lead back to Peggy.

    • nycfan

      Ahh, man, missed the Mad Men lounge!?! Anyhow, great episode. I think Ted did to Don what Don described about Chevy, Ted got Don to think he (don) had the idea to merge, when Ted set the entire scene, knowing his agency was in deep doodoo if they missed on this opportunity due to the failing health of his partner and hopefully knowing their pitch was lame. Loved the Prince of Darkness vibe when Don revealed himself to Peggy in Ted’s office.

      • VanessaDK

        Brilliant! You are so right–Don knew he had to come home with his Camaro–or on it. He did what he needed to do, and didn’t miss a beat.

        ETA: ooops! I obviously read it in reverse–Don doing it to Ted…

      • MilaXX

        thinking back they set the stage for this with the heinz commercial. Both of them presented and lost to a bigger firm.

    • Damien W

      Wow — gold is EVERYWHERE in this episode! Gold and green, and blacks and grays. It’s like autumn in May.

    • MerBearStare

      I shouted at my TV tonight, “Oh lord, Peggy, make good decisions!” First buying that apartment in the sketchy neighborhood just because Abe didn’t want to live on the UES – surely there had to be a happy medium between the tony UES and junkie neighbors – and then fantasizing about Ted.

    • VanessaDK

      Just adding my voice to say THANKS for the lounge, still open after hours for those of us arriving late to the party.

    • Just watched, popping in a little late – was it just me or did this episode strongly reference Shut the Door, Have a Seat? Maybe it was just Roger saying “Shut the door” towards the beginning (which isn’t uncommon) but something – the pace, or maybe it was just because the episode was that good? – made me feel like it was being referenced, so the payoff at the end was that much better.
      Also, my DVR cut-off – was there anything else in Peggy’s memo aside from “For immediate release”? And what was the closing song?

      • LuluinLaLa

        It was totally Shut the Door, Have a Seat 2.0. Which could have been annoying if a.) that hadn’t been one of the best episodes of the series, and b.) this ep hadn’t been so well done. It makes me want to go back and watch again for a comparison.

        No, there was nothing else mentioned re Peggy’s memo, which was actually a press release. As a PR person, as soon as I saw the title of the episode, I had a feeling this would be the outcome.

      • Melissa Brogan

        Ted and Don asked her to write the press release about the merger. But we don’t get to hear what it actually says.

        • Great, thanks! Anyone know what the closing song was?

    • LuluinLaLa

      Won’t post any spoilers but this ep has DEFINITELY been my fave so far of the season.

    • This ep actually got me to log into Twitter (which I never do) and pull up a chair at the TLounge – also watching AGAIN (watched 7:00pm EDT and 10:00pm PDT). WOW! I loved everything about it except… Joan’s hair in the opening scene? Too 1970s? My world was rocked just like Peggy’s. And that look? Don gave Megan? In their bedroom? After the dinner with Mr and Mrs Jaguar? DAMN!

      • NiseiShonagon

        Pete, Cooper and Joan looked SO casual in that opening scene that I spent a confused few seconds thinking that there was some kind of groovy SCDP pajama party going on. Still wondering what the counterpoint between the three of them and the suited banker could be.

    • Guest

      I haven’t seen this shared yet so here’s Pete’s fall as a gif I could watch for hours: http://i.imgur.com/oQnzqR3.gif

    • Bummer, I missed this Lounge last night. I’m looking forward to the recap analysis you do so well! My fav. parts was Marie at dinner, Don at dinner, and Peggy fantasizing about Ted.

    • So, I finally caved and started watching this on Netflix yesterday. Dammit. Now I’m hooked. TLo is going to make me get cable again, I can just tell.

      • meowing

        Yup, I picked up expanded cable again, just for PR and Mad Men. Damn (didn’t like watching either on-line).

    • Thoughts.

      What happened to Pryce’s share?

      Nice cut from Megan in her black with white striped trousers bickering in her kitchen, to Peggy’s striking new coat in hers.

      SCDPCGC? SCCCGDP? SGDPC3 ?

      • siriuslover

        Good question on Pryce’s share. And Peggy won’t go wrong with the name. I love how the episode ended with her typing at her desk, redefining a whole new world of advertising. Go Peggy Go (and please, break up with Abe and make sure Ted’s divorce is on the horizon before fully picking up that game)!

      • Logo Girl

        They may not use P or G anymore, because G wanted to cash out, though it remains uncertain what happened with P. That would probably make it SCCCD.

    • decormaven

      Aww, phooey! I’ll make a note to be here next week. Thanks, dear uncles, for opening the lounge for MM.

    • ChristinaRi

      Thank you Tom and Lorenzo. This place looks comfy and cozy.