Monday, October 4, 2010

Chinese Wall, Mad Men Season 4 Episode 11

Seriously, Bert Cooper looked almost identical to Colonel Sanders in this episode. I think he was wearing a string tie, which clinched the resemblance.

Peggy's new guy Abe (Charlie Hofheimer)

keeps reminding me of Fred from Valley Girl (Cameron Dye), even though I know it's not him.

Ken Cosgrove's father-in-law is Leland Palmer (Ray Wise)!! Another David Lynch actor (Lane's dad is Mr Reindeer)!

I wish Megan and Don wouldn't have hooked up so soon. What's done is done though.

When Trudy's dad, confused why Pete was hanging around the waiting room while Trudy was in labor, said "I was at a ballgame when Trudy was born", it reminded me of something Roger said a couple seasons ago while reminiscing about his daughter: "One minute you're drinking in a bar and they come and tell you your kid's been born, the next thing you know they're heading off to college." Later in this episode, Pete, class act that he is, heard the news of his daughter's arrival then immediately went to network at the funeral of someone he probably barely knew. [My dad was at a Fourth of July parade when I was born.]

Peggy's response of "Every time something good happens, something bad happens. I knew I'd pay for it" (after hearing the news of SCDP's loss of Lucky Strike the morning after impulsively sleeping with Abe) was very relatable. When a seemingly consequential negative experience totally kills the high of a positive experience, it kind of ruins your day and makes you beat yourself up a bit. But really she shouldn't have slept with that Abe guy that she was so mad at just a couple episodes ago anyway! I don't know what she sees in him, or what she saw in Pete (yuck) or Duck (too old, among other issues) or that weak Mark lame-o. Pegs, shape up! You're the coolest chick I know; why can't you see that about yourself? At least she's not falling for Stan (totally gross). I loved when she asked him "Why do you keep making me reject you?"!


  1. I'm pretty sure that's the same guy from VG.

  2. I know, right?! Even though I realize they're 20+ years apart and clearly not the same person, I STILL think they're the same guy.