The newest episode of Mad Men was another great one (as if I would ever say anything different, please!), and because Mad Men is such a strongly visual show for me, I just can’t resist posting plenty of pictures for you to enjoy. This set focuses on the fabulous women of the show, who were very much the focus this week. The episode, titled “Maidenform,” grabbed me from the first scene, which showed a sequence of Betty, then Joan, then Peggy putting on their underthings in the morning, all set to The Decemberists’ “The Infanta.” I don’t believe they have ever used contemporary pop in the soundtrack before (have they?), but it fit the sequence and the episode perfectly.
In a fashion show scene at the country club, viewers were reminded of those halcyon days of yore, when models had actual boobs and hips and were not wasted, hollow, stick-insects.
Okay, lady! You are working your polka-dot bikini! (On another note, how awkward would it be to model in the midst of a lot of Country Club Sallie’s drinking tea? Eek!)
Unfortunately, all was not perfect this week. The horrible Bobbi Barrett continued to sully the show with her brash over-confidence and her over-abundance of accessories.
Bobbi is just too much, I tell you. On an unrelated note, do you watch Big Brother? Doesn’t Bobbi remind you of the Dawlin’ from New Awlins, Renny? I love Renny, though, and hate Bobbi.
In this strange and surreal scene, Betty fixes breakfast for the family in a bright yellow bikini she bought at the country club fashion show. That’s not the strangest part, though:
Please to note Little Bobby Draper marching around in the background with a bucket over his head. That kid is weird. It reminded me of that effing classic scene from Mermaids, where Christina Ricci staggers though the house with a pumpkin on her head and then tips over on the kitchen floor. Hilarious.
Finally, this post on the women of Mad Men would not be complete without a photo of Peggy looking freaking fantastic in this gorgeous blue silk dress.
Hot damn, Peggy! (Too bad this particular scene went in such a creepy direction at the end, however!)
And because there were a handful of other things I wanted to show you from this week, I’ll be back later with some of the furniture, props, and pets of the episode.
What did you think?