In today’s Mad Men recap, TVNewser co-editor Kevin Allocca congratulates the AMC show on its Emmy win and walks us through every moment of awkward boy-on-boy sexual tension in season four, episode six. [Dramatic pause] You’re welcome.
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On a slow, dreary day such as this, why not let Christina Hendricks take the floor and brighten things up. The red-headed Mad Men beauty took part in Newsweek‘s Emmy roundtable discussion alongside Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston (we still like to think of him as Tim Whatley from Seinfeld) and Matthew Fox from Lost among others.
The actress explains that despite booming ratings (here’s to you, ad industry), a Barbie doll and more, she still hasn’t made it according to her pops. It’s a little woe-is-me, but she still looks good amidst the angst. You can check out what Newsweek deems the top 20 moments from the roundtable here.
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Another Monday, another Mad Men recap. Episode five of the hit AMC show’s fourth season contains plenty of awkward moments and a pivotal scene featuring Sally Draper. As usual, Kevin “Who Knew He Spoke Japanese” Allocca is able to string it all together for you. Enjoy.
Talk about a meta-spat. We wonder if McCann will be placing any more ads in Adweek and such that sing the praises of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce after the latest episode of Mad Men. In it, Ken Cosgrove and Pete Campbell are having their usual industry banter when the former says this referring to the fictional agency’s parent company:
“It’s the worst agency I’ve ever seen. The worst. My mother was a nurse at the state hospital [ ... ] and that was the last time I saw so many retarded people in one building.”
Maybe creator Matthew Weiner harbors some sort of resentment, but following this, the folks at New York decided to check in with the real McCann Erickson and get their reaction after getting totally slighted.
Here are a few choice comments from agency ECD, George Dewey:
- “The Mad Men premiere garnered 2.9 million viewers while the Jersey Shore premiere garnered 5.2 million viewers. Clearly, the ‘retards’ are the winning team.”
- “It is not appropriate to make fun of people with disabilities. You know, like TV writers.”
- “We watch Mad Men for the commercials. We skip through the actual show.”
We’re not going to spoil this week’s Mad Men recap for you, so let’s turn it over to TVNewser editor Kevin Allocca to tell us about Don Draper discovering mysteries of life and McCann getting totally dissed. Enjoy.
TVNewser editor Kevin Allocca braves a bout of Scarlet fever [Ed. note: Probably not] to recap the third episode of Mad Men, season four. Joan takes a rather slutty fried chicken order, Don can’t keep his pants on, and Lane Pryce goes completely bonkers. Fried chicken, indeed!
It’s Christmas-time at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, so in cased you missed it, why not have our own intrepid, overdressed TVNewser editor Kevin Allocca wax TV critic and bring you up to speed on the second episode of Mad Men‘s fourth season. Get ready for some leering and awkward conversation between young’uns among other tidbits…with booze included of course.
Kevin Allocca, dapper don of our sister site TVNewser, offers us his rundown of Mad Men‘s record-breaking season four premiere, complete with witty comments and all. It soothes our short-attention span, but who knew Kevin was as much of a hardass as Don Draper? Enjoy and yes, there will be spoilers.
The tallies are in and AMC is boasting that Mad Men‘s season four premiere last night was the cable network’s highest-rated original broadcast of all time with 2.9 million viewers tuning in. Don Draper and company’s debut was up five percent from last year’s premiere and up 61 percent from the 1.8 million viewers season three averaged during its run. Did you watch? If so, what did you think?
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For the second straight year, Banana Republic is getting all giddy about the season premiere of Mad Men and happily plugging the show in more than 400 of its stores.
This year though, Gap Inc.’s “high-end” chain has unveiled a “Mad About Style” guide which pairs Mad Men characters and images with Banana Republic looks and is available in-store while supplies last. Guess the show is too good for the Men’s Wearhouses of the world, but nonetheless, in one of the lamest statements ever, BR president Jack Calhoun says promoting the AMC hit seems ideal since “Mad Men and Banana Republic are both mad about style.”
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