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Mad Men 3.4: “The Arrangements” Sally does NOT murder Grandpa Gene, but Sal’s wife DEFINITELY knows he’s gay.

Thanks for the memory, thoughtful policeman.

Thanks for the memory, thoughtful policeman.

Firstly, I would like to apologize to little Sally Draper for dubbing her a future murderer in my prediction that she would commit grandpa-cide.  Grandpa Gene DID kick the bucket this week, but not at Sally’s hand.  In fact, my guilt runneth over and my ears bleed from the deafening sound of the breaking of Sally’s heart when she got the news (as chronicled above).

Poor, poor Sally.

She doesn’t have it as bad as that burning monk…but still, it was a tough blow.

Memo to Police Officer who delivers death notices: make sure young children are not present, douche of all douches.

And how awful of parents are Betty and Don?  Don may have stepped in to protect Bobby from Gene’s Army recruitment seminar, but would it have killed him to give his little girl a hug? And HEY, Betty (snaps fingers) wake up! You have…kids. Thought about them this week?

Speaking of parenting…

Not a great idea.

Not a great idea.

But we’ll forgive this one, because it gave us this sweet moment, which even got to me…

Check out A.J. Foyt over here.

Check out A.J. Foyt over here.

Now beyond that, the second biggest thing in this episode had to be…

LIGHT BULB!

LIGHT BULB!

Kitty’s realization!

Ya think?

Poor, poor Kitty.

But enough sadness.  We also got some of the funniest moments in the show’s history.

That prank call scene had me in tears.

Let’s be honest, whenever the term “unguents and salves” is used in reference to the treatment of facial scarring received as the result of working in a tannery…well, friends, you’ve got comedy cold.

Don launching the jai alai ball (pelota) into the ant farm, then saying “Bill it to the kid” was inspired.

And let’s not forget…Ho-Ho, is it?  Let’s all spread our jazz hands and exclaim with him…

PATCHY!

He wants it on all three networks at the same time, in color.

He wants it on all three networks at the same time, in color.

As usual, Christina Hendricks steals whatever scene she happens to slink into.  Get this woman her Emmy; her line readings are frickin’ genius.

Loves to live, lives to laugh!

Loves to live, lives to laugh!

If they don’t wise up and get Joan Holloway a desk of her own, Sterling Cooper is going to lose her to a rival agency.

Oh, and one more thing.

Peggy’s mother is batshit insane!

Seriously disturbed.  Her behavior was worse than Roger’s blackface routine.

The pope dies, the Anti-Christ rises.  Coincidence?

The pope dies, the Anti-Christ rises. Coincidence?

Where was she when they did that “The Sexy Women of Mad Men” shoot?

Oh, that’s right, she was in her coffin, sleeping.

In closing…

Byyyeee, byyyeee..sugar?

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