Mad Men

Season 1 Episode 9

Shoot

6
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 13, 2007 on AMC
8.8
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Betty is used by a rival ad agency to woo Don away from Sterling Cooper. Peggy is sought after by two romantic rivals. The agency tries to spruce up their Nixon presidential campaign, endeavoring to counteract a successful Kennedy ad.

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  • Don't Shoot!

    8.5
    Maybe this is a cheap shot (Ba-da-DAH) at a thoughtful insight, but Betty shooting at the pigeons, to me, represents her resentment for not being able to "fly away" and escape from her humdrum housewife life. She never hits and kills any of them, which is an interesting symbolism of how she never really hits the mark, so to speak, of getting what she wants.



    When I first saw Mad Men, when it came out, I really didn't think January Jones was a very good actress. Maybe it had something to do with her one major credit prior to MM being an American Pie sequel and her dating Ashton Kutcher. And after seeing her guest host SNL, I stand by my opinion, but after more analysis of Betty Draper, I'm seeing January Jones come more into the role. Betty is a shallow person, so of course you hire a shallow person/actor to play her. But at Betty's deeper moments, I can't help but picture how a more credible actress might portray her better. And, come one, I know Grace Kelly, and she is no Grace Kelly.moreless
  • Black Betty

    8.5
    I love the character of Betty in this show and particularly in this episode. She gets the modeling job only because the company wants Don to come work for them. Too bad Don is such an egoistic man that he doesn't let her do the thing she loves. He has said before that sometimes she's just like a little girl, but he is the one who treats her that way. The second storyline about Peggy was interesting as well. She's getting 'too fat' for the boys before someone could get her. Typical for the way they talk about girls and I sometimes really have to get past that for me to keep enjoying the show. Just have to keep reminding that it's a very different time and the men actually did talk that way. Though it was still very well written and I loved the scene were Don and Sterling just went on their business with the boys fighting in the background. And of course Betty getting all psycho mom at the end!moreless
  • DOn is wooed!

    9.2
    DOn is given a bonus by the eccentric owner. We find out that Don is being wooed by a big-time Ad agency that is global in breadth. Big staff, big money, status! Additionally, the head of the rival agency tries to use Betty as a chip to pry him away. She is offered the chance at a modeling gig by this big-shot (January Jones is pretty) and Betty has done modeling before.



    Of course when Don weighs the pros and cons he decides to stay. He likes the way Sterling does business. Of course this puts Betty's modeling rebirth at an end.



    What a business. But Don and his wife will stay the happy (well for appearences) couple with a house in the burbs and a couple of kids.moreless
Nathan Anderson

Nathan Anderson

Ronnie Gittridge

Guest Star

H. Richard Greene

H. Richard Greene

Jim Hobart

Guest Star

Dey Young

Dey Young

Adele Hobart

Guest Star

John Slattery

John Slattery

Roger Sterling

Recurring Role

Robert Morse

Robert Morse

Bertram Cooper

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Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka

Sally Draper

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    • Fiorello! is a musical comedy about the reform mayor of New York during the 1930's, Fiorello LaGuardia. The musical opened in 1959 and ran for 795 performances. The original cast had Tom Bosley (of Happy Days) playing LaGuardia and Howard Da Silva playing a manipulative politician. The musical won a Pulitzer Prize and shared a Tony with The Sound of Music. One of its musical numbers, "Politics and Poker", had a group of machine pols playing cards trying to figure out who to run for office. The show stopper was another tune called "Little Tin Box" with the same corrupt characters explaning how they acquired so much money on a civil servant's pay.

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