Damn, that was a boozy episode. I feel like I have the delirium tremens after watching it twice. Don Draper won a Clio award, went on an epic bender and blacked out for an entire weekend. And Duck Philips showed up as drunk as another kind of critter, a skunk. The last time we saw that dog abandoning malaka, he was on the wagon.Why a duck? Or is that fuck a duck orducks on the wall?
I got a kick out of Matthew Weiner’s airing an episode built around Don’s Clio award on the night of the Emmy’s. I only hope the Mad Men staff are more gracious winners than Don who, pun intended, was dickish to all and sundry in this episode; especially to Peggy who deserved a share of the acclaim for the winning floor wax commercial. It seems as if Don dropped the name Dick in order to become one. Fuck you, Don.
Peggy, however, did have a triumph in this episode when she intimidated the pretentious hipster art director into working in the buff after all his talk about her hangups. I also enjoyed her calling Don on his drunken, cocky fuckups in dealing with the Life cereal people. What the fuck would Mikey say?
AndMad Men finally had a flashback that theSlate TV club and I liked: when Roger met Don. It’s what Stan Lee would surely call an origin story and it, of course, involved booze, furs, hucksterism and the divine Miss H. Speaking of booze, Roger got so shitfaced over pre-lunch martinis with Don that he didn’t remember whether or not he’d offered the dapper furrier a job. I think Don’s showing up was pure bluff and that there was no offer. Talk about cast iron balls, y’all.
Anyway, that was my brief summertime summary, discuss away but don’t be as mean as Hardy was to Laurel. Roger “hated that” even if he’s clearly more Ollie than Stan…