Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mad Men

Break out the whiskey, orange slices, and cocktail cherries. Mad Men's series finale airs on Sunday, May 17th.

No, it won't end with Don Draper falling to his death from the top of a NYC skyscraper. Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, wouldn't do anything that obvious. He'll do something unexpected. And whatever that is, I'm grateful we had such a great series to watch all these years, warts and all.

Although I've enjoyed Jon Hamm as Don Draper, I'm even more impressed with Peggy Olson and Pete Campbell, played by Elizabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser respectively. Don't you just love to hate Pete! These are some of theatre's greatest "B" characters!

The following are some classic lines from the show. See if you can guess who said what (the answer key is at the bottom).

  1. It's a chip and dip.
  2. Men don't take time to end things. They ignore you and insist on a declaration of hate.
  3. What you call love was invented by guys like sell nylons.
  4. She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut.
  5. One minute you're on top of the world, the next minute some secretary's running you over with a lawn mower.
  6. I hope she knows you only like the beginning of things.
  7. Not great, Bob!
  8. If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation.
  9. Well, I gotta learn a bunch of people's names before I fire them.
  10. I don't care what your politics are, this is America. You don't just shoot the President!

And the ultimate from Peggy here

Cheers, Don!

Answer key:

  1. Pete Campbell (he returned it for a rifle)
  2. Joan Harris (said to Peggy)
  3. Don Draper (said to Rachel Menchen)
  4. Bert Cooper (describing Ida Blankenship)
  5. Joan Harris (said to Don Draper in a hospital waiting room)
  6. Dr. Faye (after she hears Don's going to marry Megan)
  7. Pete Campbell (said to Bob Benson after Pete learned his mother was "lost at sea")
  8. Don Draper (words to live by)
  9. Roger Sterling (what a darling!)
  10. Trudy Campbell (played by the wonderful Alison Brie)