|"My Old Kentucky Home"|
airdate: August 30, 2009
written by Kater Gordon
directed by Jennifer Getzinger
| Dueling account heads Pete and Ken announce the creative team needs to work the weekend to come up with ideas for Bacardi. They won't be working because they and the other Sterling Cooper brass will be at Roger and Jane's "Derby Days" soiree on Long Island. Some grumbling ensues from the team, and Peggy says, "They hate creative," or at least they won't be allowed to sully the grand affair.|
MEMORABLE MAD MEN QUOTES, ZINGERS & ONE-LINERS
- Jane: "I get a nosebleed anywhere above 86th Street."
- Greg: "Joanie, I don't want to have a fight right now."
Joan: "Then stop talking."
- Peggy: "I'm Peggy Olson, and I want to smoke some marijuana."
- Peggy [listening to Paul singing "Hello My Baby"]: "I am so high."
- Roger: "You know, my mother was right. It's a mistake to be conspicuously happy. Some people don't like it."
Don: "No one thinks you're happy. They think you're foolish."
Roger: "You know, that's the great thing about a place like this. You can come here and be happy, and you get to choose your guests."
|MAD MOMENTS |
MAD MEN REVELATIONS, SHOCKERS, DELIGHTS, & DECIDEDLY UN-PC ACTIVITIES
- Roger Sterling belts out "My Old Kentucky Home" — in black face.
- Peggy Olson gets high with Paul and Smitty... and loves it.
- Betty continues to smoke & drink while pregnant.
- Paul & Trudy bust out a pretty spectacular Charleston at Roger's Derby Day garden party.
- Joan treats us to a rather sexy version of "C'est Magnifique" on the accordion.
|EPISODE TRIVIA |
LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS & BEHIND-THE-SCENES MAD MEN TIDBITS
- "Derby Day" 1963 was on Saturday, May 4; the Kentucky Derby that year was won by Chateaugay, who also won the Belmont Stakes and finished 2nd at the Preakness (thus narrowly missing the Triple Crown).
|THE DRAPER FILES |
WHAT DID WE LEARN ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS DON DRAPER?
- Don Draper: "Where I grew up there was a road house. It boasted live music. That meant a drum, a bass, and a player piano with nobody at it. I parked cars. Fancy people would go there. They'd get loud, they'd get drunk, but they wouldn't let me use the toilet. So, when nature called, I'd open up a trunk and relieve myself. I was fifteen. There's probably some kid out there doing it to us right now."
|BOARD ROOM |
POUR YOURSELF A DRINK AND JOIN THE MEETING
- DISCUSSION THREAD
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