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Mad Men: At The Codfish Ball

Synopsis Megan's parents visit, Don receives an award, and Abe asks Peggy to shack up.

Mad Men Midweek fix: At the Codfish Ball

Here we go with this week’s take on the latest Mad Men from the Feministing crew. Let’s jump in and get discussing. As always, tons of spoilers follow. Megan’s good idea Is Megan legit boning her way to the top? It’s like Peggy is our boring, unsexy kind of feminist and Megan is the kind [...]

Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.07, “At the Codfish Ball

Previously on Mad Men: The Heinz account suffered because the executive hated all Peggy’s pitches, Peggy pulled the nuclear option on Abe in a minor tiff, Sally’s friends with bathroom-intruding Glen, and Don wrote an awesome letter on why he hates tobacco even though he’s still smoking. Onward! We open this episode with Sally phoning [...]

Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Meet The Parents

The episode title, "At The Codfish Ball," is a Shirley Temple song from the 1936 movie Captain January (video below) about all the different fish "from the herring to the whale" going down to a jamboree, at the bottom of the sea. InShow More Summary

"Mad Men" -- "At the Codfish Ball": Some Things Never Change

5 years agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Advertising campaigns such as the one Megan pitched to Heinz in the seventh episode of "Mad Men's" fifth season, "At the Codfish Ball," almost always succeed thanks to their simplicity. You can rarely go wrong focusing on concepts of family,...

Vanessa Berben: Mad Men: Adulthood Looms "At the Codfish Ball"

Taken from a Shirley Temple/Buddy Ebsen song and dance number featured in 1936's Captain January, I took this week's "At the Codfish Ball" as not so much a nod to the actual movie but more an allusion to the drama behind the scenes.Show More Summary

The Foodstuffs of Mad Men: The Hemisphere Club / Tower Suite on Mad Men

Click here to view the full photogallery. The Hemisphere Club/Tower Suite On last night's episode of Mad Men, "At The Codfish Ball," two restaurants were prominently featured: The Hemisphere Club/Tower Suite and Minetta Tavern. For now, the Hemisphere Club/Tower Suite...

Mad Men Recap: Oedipal Undertones “At the Codfish Ball

5 years agoSports : The Big Lead

“No matter what, your little girl will spread her legs and fly away.”

The Annotated MAD MEN: On Shirley Temples and Codfish Balls And Sexualizing Children

5 years agoHumor : Badass Digest

Graham Greene, Shirley Temple and the sexualization of children: this week's episode gets its title from a very strange place.

Mad Men: Season 5 Episode 7: At the Codfish Ball —TV Review

As one character rose from the bowels of discontent, two more line up to take his place on last night’s episode of Mad Men. “At the Codfish Ball” features the return of Sally Draper, and a visit from Megan’s parents. Wherever the in-laws go, conflict must follow. Check out our full review below. The Players: [...]

Maureen Ryan: Disappointment And Desire At The 'Mad Men' Ball

Don't read on unless you've seen "At the Codfish Ball," Sunday's episode of "Mad Men." I wrote a couple years ago that you could almost sum up "Mad Men" "by calling it a prelude to Sally Draper's inevitable years of therapy," and those...Show More Summary

'Mad Men': Roger Hooks Up With Megan's Mom

"Mad Men" (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on AMC) has had plenty of wild parties this season, but this past Sunday's episode, "At the Codfish Ball," may have been the most eventful, and deflating. Megan's feuding parents were visiting from Montreal...Show More Summary

Mad Men Recap: It’s Dirty

There's really no such thing as an uneventful Mad Men. "At the Codfish Ball" is exhibit A. Nobody gives up a baby for adoption or gets busted for having a fake identity or loses a foot to a riding mower. But there's precise and fairly deep character exploration happening in ... More »

Last Night's Mad Men: From Minetta Tavern To The Lovin' Spoonful

Last night's episode of Mad Men, At The Codfish Ball (a reference to this Shirley Temple tune), included more nods to the city and 1966. Here are some of the hightlights (no real spoilers!). [ more › ]

TV TALK: MAD MEN Episode 5.07 “At The Codfish Ball

5 years agoHumor : Badass Digest

Hulk takes a look at the generational affectations of our characters in this week's MAD MEN episode.

Mad Men Watch: Season 5, Episode 7 - At The Codfish Ball

Mad Men started off awkward and ended on just the wrong note this week, thankfully everything was pretty great in-between. The opening act was a lot of set up that proved more than necessary, for the most part, in the end. When Sally calls creepy Glen at his boarding school, the phone cord accidentally trips her step-Grandmother, injuring her ankle. Show More Summary

TV: Mad Men: “At The Codfish Ball

When did you first realize your parents were people? I realize this sounds like a silly question. Of course you realized your parents were people from the time you were sentient! They were the same species as you, right? But I mean something...Show More Summary

Mad Men's 5 Maddest Moments: "At the Codfish Ball"

This week's Mad Men puts the spotlight on Megan, who has a career breakthrough at work, though she's less successful with her visiting parents. Peggy's domestic situation is also highlighted when she takes her relationship with Abe to...Show More Summary

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