This week’s episode of Mad Men was another brilliant one! Scads of interesting developments in the Draper and Olson households took place, as well as plenty of intriguing business at Sterling Cooper, too. I won’t say too much about any of that.
Instead, I’ll show you some of my favorite items from the show again. What I wouldn’t give for fifteen minutes on their set, all alone, with a BIG DUFFEL BAG. (A fashionable, 1960s duffel bag, of course.)
Here are Don and Betty, awakened by a Sunday-morning phone call (how rude):
Please to note Betty’s typically lovely sleepwear, but also please note how the pretty aqua-blue phone matches their tufted velvet headboard. Very nice indeed.
Below is a still from yet another scene where Don’s daughter, Sally, is mixing him a drink:
The gold-leafed glass is very nice and all, but I mainly wanted to point out the amount of vodka being poured. The glass is almost full. That’s the way to make a Bloody Mary on a Sunday morning, I am saying.
Sally isn’t the only Draper skilled in the culinary arts, of course. Here’s Don:
Ignoring the slightly unflattering high-waisted trousers he’s sporting, let’s just appreciate this electric pancake griddle. My dad used one just like it when I was growing up — ours had interchangeable plates, so you could use it for waffles, too.
And, OMG, this one is my favorite. You guys know how I feel about both Vincent Kartheiser and his character, Pete Campbell, right?
Well then IMAGINE MY FUCKING GLEE when Pete stands up to present some information at this last-minute Sunday meeting in the Sterling Cooper boardroom, only to reveal that he is wearing some JUST DARLING tiny white tennis shorts that barely cover his frank and beans? Any humiliation Pete suffers on this show is nothing short of excellent.
Speaking of franks and beans, Old Sterling here seems to be recovered enough from his past heart attacks, as evidenced by his apparent plans to put the frank back in action with this prostitute, Vicky:
How much do I love Vicky’s dress, necklace, and nail polish? LOTS. I mean, I never thought I’d be using a prostitute as a fashion example, but sometimes life is unpredictable, you know?
I have plenty of opinions about the annoying, klutzy little Bobby Draper:
But I will restrict myself to commenting on his awesomely cool red robot toy. Nice robot, kid!
And finally, I loved this scene of the Sterling Cooper team ready for their meeting with the big client:
Everyone is outfitted perfectly, standing up straight, and ready to get shit done. That is what I like in people. Also, they seem to have a giant pitcher of Bloody Marys there on the table. I like that in people, too.