Ten Reasons Why I Loved Sunday's Episode of Mad Men

How much did I love Sunday’s episode of Mad Men, “Waldorf Stories”? Let me count down the ways.

10. Duck (Mark Moses) got thrown out of the CLIO Awards.
Hark! The return of Mark Moses! Even if it was for a few inebriated seconds, it was awfully fun to see this guy back in the ad world before he returns to Wisteria Lane.

9. Don (Jon Hamm) gave a drunk pitch to a new client.
The only thing better than seeing Duck (or Pryce, for that matter) drunk is seeing Don drunk. But when Don is drunk, he makes successful (albiet unoriginal) pitches. Now that’s clutch.

8. Don laughed heartily at the thought of hiring Danny.
Think about it for a second. Have you ever seen this guy laugh like that before? It was almost disorienting.

7. Roger (John Slattery) began to write his memoir.
What a flawless way to incorporate flashbacks into the episode. We got to see a sterling silver Roger Sterling and an eager Don Draper. He could have sold a fur coat to a PETA activist.

6. Don said, “Just because I got nominated doesn’t mean they’re gonna give me an award.”
Well timed, Matthew Weiner.

5. Don actually won a CLIO Award.
It’s kind of nice when he’s happy, isn’t it?

4. Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) said, “Judas Priest!”
What’s not to love about his tame expletives?

3. Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) stripped down to prove a point to Rizzo, the asshole art director.
And then she got to jab him later with a remark about his penis size. Zing!

2. Danny (Danny Strong) got the job at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Gilmore Girls fans, raise your hands if you expected to see Liza Weil pop up beside Doyle I mean, Danny. Welcome to the agency, son.

1. Don kissed Joan (Christina Hendricks) at the CLIO Awards.
Wait, what?! The two most attractive characters on the show barely even speak to each other, let alone have sexual chemistry. Now they’re kissing? It had to be a ruse to fool the CLIO audience into thinking Don was attached.

What was your favorite moment from “Waldorf Stories”?


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I said the exact same thing HelloStuart I call shenanigans. Let us use the word @$$**** if you can say it.
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The TV.com writers can say @****** without getting censored, but us forum-dwellers get TOS violations? Not fair at all.
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Aha! Thank you, hirchert. It's fixed now.
--stefanie
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One minor correction: the name of the advertising award is spelled CLIO, not CLEO. It's named for the Greek muse of history (or so says Wikipedia).
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The only thing that would made this episode better is if we found out if the old lady got the pears.
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Regarding #1 - I think Don kissed Joan because he was drunk. Nothing more.
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at the end when don (Jon Hamm) smile in the elevator what great about it is I got to do it once to get what I wanted ...
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I loved when Don woke up and over 24 hours had passed. Best television WTF? moment in recent memory. Loved the flashbacks. Crazy (but perfectly believable) that Don was able to sneak his way into his job. Also, is Danny Strong really more well-known for his work on the Gilmore Girls (which I haven't seen) than on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Excellent episode!
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see it wont let me say it the word in number 3. The A word??? I call shenanigans
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I thought the same thing about number 1. Also how come Ms. Lee can say the word **** but if we say it we get in trouble?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????



Please write me and tell me.
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Don's secretary saying "Your friend is here, he's waiting in your office.", over the intercom was just perfect when Danny was already sitting in front of Don and Don was already in the office.
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Don's aged secretary again with the laughs. Don told Danny to ask her where a good place to eat was and her response (heard through the closed/closing door) was "I don't work for you"... hilarity!
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