R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me…
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, take care, TCB….
….sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me…
We all know the song, Aretha Franklin, \”Respect\” (written and originally released by Otis Redding) and in “Waldorf Stories,” we saw several of the characters craving that very thing. Respect. To summarize:
- Peggy craves respect (and recognition) from Don, but she’s not getting it. She also wants respect from sexist Art Director Stan Rizzo.
- Roger wants to be respected and acknowledged for (what he feels was) his part in bringing Don to the agency.
- “24-year old” (heh) aspiring writer Danny wants the respect that comes with a new job, even though he’s a little (more than a little?) green. But hey, he’s willing to work hard! And did he mention that he knows Roger?
- Pete wants respect from Lane, from Ken — and oh what the hell, from everyone.
- Ken wants respect at his new/old agency (SCDP), since he wasn’t getting it at Geyer, but now he will have to contend with Pete. Ken comments, “I’d say nothing’s changed.” He sees that Pete’s old feelings of jealousy and paranoia are still there.
- Don wants the respect/prestige that comes with winning a Clio.
- Betty wants Don to respect his obligations (and her time), and is angry and frustrated when he doesn’t.
Anyone I left out? What would you like to add?