Season Two — let’s play a game.

 Posted by on April 2, 2008 at 9:21 am  Season 2
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I had this thought the other night, and it prompted the notion that our readers will have lots of thoughts like these.

Season Two, Episode 1: Betty is driving Sally and Bobby to school with little infant Adam on her lap after discussing the possibility of purchasing the best football sets for christmas.

Serious predictions are impossible because Weiner is too damned smart. This one was fun because it’s plausible and interesting and kinda fun.

Anybody? Anybody?


  13 Responses to “Season Two — let’s play a game.”

  1. Little baby Adam is sort of disturbing.

    My thought: Peggy discovers her pay disparity and sues.

  2. LOL, little Adam. I always thought that Betty getting pregnant might be an interesting twist. How many women have done that to try and hold on to their men?

    Pete's father's death. What will that do to Pete? Make him even more insufferable, or more sympathetic?

    Don encountering Rachel while she's on a date with a really HOT guy.

    Peggy and Ken–just to mess with Pete.

    Joan with somebody bigger and better than Roger, and Roger finding out about it.

  3. Oh my God or Joan married.

    I'm guessing no, though, because she's the type who would immediately quit working.

  4. S2; E1: Ken, Pete, and Harry are taking out a client to entertain at their usual businessmen's haunts when the client suddenly suggests an out-of-the-way jazz club instead, being fond of jazz and hearing that Nina Simone is performing there. After arriving and slipping into a large booth, the guys survey the smokey club to see all the cocktail waitresses in black skirts just about the knee, black pumps, white silk longsleeve blouses, and long bouffant hair held back from the face with white headbands. Their brown and white eyeliner exotically and dramatically frame their eyes. Even though the waitresses are made to look disturbingly identical, both Ken and Pete recognize Peggy among them–who they have not seen for a year and a half, since she never came back to Sterling Cooper after that Thanksgiving weekend she was assigned to work with Pete on the Clearasil campaign. Pete and Ken insist on Peggy being their waitress and, after some persuading, Peggy comes to their table.

  5. OOh, I like that, Max. But I hope not. I love Peggy working in advertising.

  6. Peggy being more successful than Pete.

  7. Season two will open with a long segment at Sterling Cooper, and is being written to grab first-time viewers who will be checking out the series after all the pre-Season Two buzz, while still delivering upon the expectations of returning fans. A machine-gun paced segment at an advertising agency at the top of its game, it's full of the crackling dialogue, hints of key dramatic plot points, and has one tremendous laugh. Everyone will be blown away. Peggy is there, don't worry!

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  9. I'll tell you what I don't want…

    I don't think I want to see Mad Men become laden with celebrities–huge stars making cameo appearances just because. That would be too much of a distraction…although I would like to see one of the grand dames from the 1960s make a one-off appearance as Bert Cooper's wife–maybe one of the Julies (Andrews or Christie), Faye Dunaway, Carol Burnett, Shirley McLaine…That might be fun.

  10. That's interesting… I have been wondering if celebrities are going to start popping up; it happens on hot shows; celebs want in. Your idea is a great one.

    And there are lots of family members we haven't met, so while it may be distracting, it could at least be limited (although, so can any new client). Ha! Kevin Kline and and Meryl Streep and Ray freaking Romano all making cameos.

    Harvey Fierstein as Salvatore's mom?

    You're right, let's at least stick to 60's icons.

  11. I like the kind of guest stars like John Cullum; a venerable character actor in an interesting role. I'm not interested in seeing more flash-in-the-pan oh-look-at-the-celebrity roles. They draw attention in the wrong direction.

    I could see a client like Oliver Platt or a wife or relative like Jennifer Jason Leigh; someone who suits the period who isn't too big a star.

  12. Oh yes, I agree. Those venerable character actor types are acceptable, although I will admit that the relatively unknowns are doing a fine job. For Bert Cooper's wife, though, I'm willing to make an exception as long as:

    1) It's a one-time deal. We don't need to see her over and over again. With Bert Cooper, we don't need to go too far into his personal life. Just give us an idea of who his wife is, and let us put together the pieces of their life.

    2) She's age-appropriate and generally recognizable from that time-period, but may also be known to people today

    3) Her appearance makes people say, "Ha! Of course!"

    4) They surprise us with it. No advanced publicity. No making the rounds on talk shows, yapping about it for weeks.

    5) She represents a casting coup (in the same way that Robert Morse did).

    Anything else would be too much like product placement, which would detract from the show.

  13. Well then, my first pick is Michelle Lee.

    But there really are countless others.

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