Synopsis Megan's parents visit, Don receives an award, and Abe asks Peggy to shack up.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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,...
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
This week’s Mad Men episode, entitled “At The Codfish Ball,” featured not only a return appearance by grown-up Alex Mack now series regular, but her character’s father also made an appearance this week, and it just so happened to be Leland Palmer, the relentlessly-fed-up father from Twin Peaks (aka actor Ray Wise). Show More Summary
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...
Last night's Mad Men blew us away! You know what we mean. Since we assume you watched the show too, instead of a straight recap we focus on the parts we found most interesting to talk about each week. Be sure to join in in the comments,...Show More Summary
“No matter what, your little girl will spread her legs and fly away.”
Graham Greene, Shirley Temple and the sexualization of children: this week's episode gets its title from a very strange place.
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: [...]
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Mad men Minute Ep 7 At the Codfish 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" (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
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 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 › ]
Hulk takes a look at the generational affectations of our characters in this week's MAD MEN episode.
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