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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Remembering Midge Daniels

This "Illustrated Guide to Mad Men Bed Hopping" even includes imagined affairs, as if there weren't enough different colored lines and arrows all over the thing already. (Only one more month until the new season!)



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Toby Jug

My heart would grow three sizes if Ken Cosgrove somehow ended up with Peggy. Sadly/happily, he's married to Alex Mac and not a jerk.

Megasus

@Toby Jug Right? They seem so cute together, and he was one of the first account guys to be totally comfortable working with her.

Allie J

@Megan Patterson@facebook I don't know. Ken seems nice now, but I'll always remember him as the guy who made the lewd comment to Peggy on her first elevator ride to the office in the pilot episode. One of the other guys even asked him why he had to be so crass and he said something like, "Now she'll know what she's in for." I've never gotten that out of my head and I think about it every time I see Ken.

Gracefully and Grandly

@Toby Jug Wait - He's married to Alex Mac? really? How did I miss that? Anyway, I've always liked Ken Cosgrove and thought Ken/Peggy would be cute too! Though I hate that he's always in ugly brown suits. Pete Campbell should lend him a blue one.

Megasus

@ferdinand the bull Pete would blow a gasket if Ken came in wearing his signature colour of suit!
And yes, season 1 Ken was a dick, but now he's nice! He actually said about his fiancee "She is my life, my actual life!" and wouldn't try to hit up her rich father for an account!

miss buenos aires

@Megan Patterson@facebook Ken (Cosgrove, from accounts) is always so smug, though! I think he gets a halo effect from having a short story published in the New Yorker (the Atlantic?).

datalass

I like Peggy and Ken, but the longer my working life, the more I'm thrilled to see men and women depicted as working compatibly together without it necessarily turning romantic. I feel like this about Peggy and Ken: I like the thought of them both out there being generally decent, having happy relationships, having outside lives, and so on.

But, then again, this may just be too many years of watching workplace romances play out. The bad s so tough to live and work together.

atipofthehat

@Allie J

But he published a short story about maple syrup!

A guy can change, can't he?

datalass

@datalass Ugh, something funky happened to my previous comment. The last part should read, But, then again, this may just be too many years of watching workplace romances play out. The bad ones equal disastrous. The good ones usually entail one partner (typically the one you like the best) leaving because it's so hard to live and work together.

Megasus

Quel surprise, Wired wants lots of lady on lady with Joan.

Allie J

@Megan Patterson@facebook To be fair, they've only got a line going from Joan to Peggy. That orange line going to Trudy is linked to Roger, not Joan. They've also got a "like to see" line going from Don to Sal, so I don't think they're singling Joan out.

I forgot Peggy had so many relationships. She can do so much better than Duck Phillips!

Megasus

@Allie J OK, it is really, really hard to tell. It's kind of not the best infographic I have ever seen.

Allie J

Doesn't it seem like there should be dozens of chartreuse arrows pointing in Joan's direction?

atipofthehat

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Jon Hamm reads the Hairpin and has a crush on Jane Marie.

JoanTition

@atipofthehat I just gasped!

Jane Marie

@atipofthehat *DEAD*

a horde of great crab things

I would not like to see an affair between Don and Peggy. If that happens the writers may as well have the two of them doing it on the back of a giant jumping shark.

matisse

@a horde of great crab things They had a yellow line connecting Peggy and Don, which means attmepted/hit on. I don't really remember any instances of either of them hitting on each other. The closest I can think of is when Peggy first starts out and she puts her hand on Don to console him, and then he takes it the wrong way and is a total dick to her for (almost) the rest of the series. That being said, I like that Peggy has the second most relationships according to this chart, but everyone thinks she's the frumpy goody two shoes. Get it gurl!

oh, disaster

@a horde of great crab things I feel the same way about Don and Joan. I love both of them but not together.

a horde of great crab things

@matisse You are of course completely correct. I always read/ remembered that scene in the first series as Peggy making a very gauche move on Don for reasons that were, admittedly, unclear in my head. 'Cos she thought it was the grown- ass sexy woman thing to do? I dunno.

Megasus

@a horde of great crab things I believe she thought it was expected of her, and you know, hotness, so she just went for him.

miss buenos aires

@a horde of great crab things I seem to remember her hitting on him a little in "The Suitcase," the way she's kind of fishing for him to tell her she's attractive and letting him know that everyone thinks they've already done it. I was actually surprised that they didn't end up making out that night.

datalass

@a horde of great crab things A thousand times yes to this. The thing is that, because Jon Hamm seems so decent, it's kind of easy to get lulled into thinking that Don Draper isn't 75% cad. But, really, that 75% caddishness is what makes the show compelling. If Don hooked up with Peggy for one of his graceless, heartless affairs (like the one after the Christmas party), he'd be 100% cad. If he hooked up with her for a meaningful relationship, he'd be, like 0% cad. Either option is much less compelling.

matisse

@datalass THIS! I'd hate to see Peggy or Joan paired up with him, even briefly. I just don't think he'd be able to NOT be a cad and they deserve better.

Fodforever

@matisse Yeah, she tried to get with him first season very early (maybe first episode?) because she wanted to, idk, live the big city girl life and have the expected sexytimes-at-work. Then she moved on to get the job done with Pete (and yes, I think she did like Pete, but they got together really quickly, so I think it was mainly her desire to do something daring).

tortietabbie

Don x Sal, oh my yes!

atipofthehat

@tortietabbie

Anything that brings back Sal.

Megasus

@atipofthehat I like to imagine he moved to San Francisco and opened up the best little Italian restaurant.

atipofthehat

Why is there no orange line from Joan to...probably quite a few of us?

yamtoes

I feel dirty that I immediately thought it was going to be a different kind of "illustration".

JoanTition

I had meant to comment how sad/ happy I was to remember Midge Daniels but then I forgot but then I came back and JUST NOTICED THE TITLE.

I am so oblivious sometimes.

/boring nonstory I somehow decided was worth sharing.

atipofthehat

@JoanTition

I miss the teacher-lady.

Shara

@atipofthehat Suzanne, yes. So sweet. She deserves better than Don.

Megasus

@atipofthehat I miss Bobbie Barrett.

JoanTition

@atipofthehat I know it's a big conversation somewhere in these comments, but let's be serious for a minute:

I really do miss Ken Cosgrove.

atipofthehat

@JoanTition

No one misses Paul Kinsey but me?

Megasus

@atipofthehat I also miss Kinsey!!! Also Cosgrove is still around?

JoanTition

@atipofthehat I FORGOT ABOUT KINSEY.
What the hell is wrong with me?!
That's it- I'm rewatching EVERYTHING.

BethroTull

@atipofthehat I miss Kinsey so much! I might have been imagining things, but it seemed like early on, it was alluded to that he and Joan had some kind of relationship in the past. Nothing on the graphic though...

Megasus

@BethroTull Yes, they totally did! FAIL infographic!

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