So, if you follow comments here, you may have noticed a discussion about the Season 5 DVD special feature, “Mad Men Say the Darndest Things,” and indeed you may have seen commenters wondering where “their” DVDs were.
So here’s what happened. Back in June, Roberta and I received the following email from Cicely Gilkey, who introduced herself and said:
I am working on the current seasons DVD and because you all are huge fans of the show, I wanted to see if you would participate in one of the special features for Season 5.
If you all are willing, I would like for your staff to record (on iphones or video phones) themselves saying their favorite Mad Men quotable from the series and their favorite Mad Men quotable from Season 5 and email it to me.
That looked like fun! We forwarded this email to all the other Basketwriters and a back-and-forth email conversation ensued, as we had a number of questions about what she wanted and how to provide it. Oh, well, she said, she’d be in New York around June 9 through 12; maybe we could meet to record some of the quotes. Wait…what were those dates?
One thing led to another, and we invited Cicely to film Basketcases quoting the show at our Season Finale Party!
The feature is clips from all five seasons of very quotable moments, plus interviews with writers Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, and Erin Levy. The final segment is Basketcases, filmed at our party, saying their favorite lines.
The fans who appear on-screen are:
Josh Weinstein (hilarious!)
Deborah Lipp (hey! I know her!)
Other fans, who submitted lines, and who do not appear, are also thanked.