Monday, September 20, 2010

Mad Men: "Beautiful Girls"

    Don and Faye begin with a bang (referring to the lamp they broke, mind you.)  Roger and Joan succumb in a weak moment. Peggy wakes up and smells the equal rights coffee. Sally runs away from home.  I think we all saw those things coming.  What I didn't foretell was poor, old (and formerly freaky) Mrs. Blankenship's not-so-timely demise....but not until getting off the line, "We're in a business of sadists and masochists" with her signature deadpan delivery. 
    Here's to the most humorous episode yet, providing a refreshing dose of levity (especially after watching the darker-than-dark premiere of "Boardwalk Empire.")  Though as the parting shot above suggests, it wasn't all laughs. (Isn't there a little Joan, Peggy and Faye in all of us?)
    Best line of the night: "I'd have my secretary do it, but she's dead."
    And take a lesson, all you fellas out there:  A house call by two Swedish masseuses/nail technicians?  Best. Present. Ever.

1 comment:

Carol Starr Schneider said...

Laughed the most during this epi ever. So great. So sad about Ida Blankenship. Loved her. RIP