Don hasn’t given Peggy any thought as anything other than a secretary so the idea that she has THOUGHTS that might be worthwhile is just like “bzuhhh??” to him.
Oh noooo. Rachel is reconsidering having an affair with Don. Rachel, noooo, this will only end in pain. Your refusal to get involved with a married man was a good instinct. You should stick with it.
Joan is very…. dismissive of this opportunity that Peggy has to write copy. And I have to wonder why that is. Is she jealous? I don’t think so. After all, Joan seems quite happy with her job. But she’s the queen bee of the secretaries. She was showing Peggy the ropes just a couple of months ago and now Peggy is being singled out as special? I think that maybe that doesn’t sit well with her. Or maybe she doesn’t like the idea that Peggy wouldn’t be 100% happy in her secretary job forever because it’s something Joan takes pride in. Idk idk.
Huh. Interesting contrast Roger saying “I’ve been thinking about this all day” with Betty saying that earlier in the episode. Is that representing their respective roles in their relationships?
Ah yes, Don goes to see a beatnik perform. It’s so obvious how Don doesn’t really fit in Midge’s world. But lmao even though he’s the odd one out, he works hard to make Roy feel like the uncomfortable one.
I love that image of Betty and Sally that we see in the closing montage. Betty and Sally are playing dressing up and she’s putting lipstick on Sally (recalling the Belle Jolie stuff) as a song about Zion plays. Mothers and daughters. Women. Home. All these things have this interplay even if they don’t explicitly tie together.
LMAO @ how when Don is tasked with coming up with some ads for an Israeli tour company he’s like “I know! I shall call the one Jewish person I know!” Except of course there’s totally a part of Don that just wants to spend time with Rachel, imo.
OH YAYAYAY. The first scene we get an inkling of Peggy’s talent as a copy writer! NEGL though, I’d love to be able to play around with lots of lipsticks. Of course, the men are really gross about it and being voyeuristic and judging the women, treating it as a show. Joan knows what’s up and she plays into their game, but like… idk. she does it in a way that’s very “I know what you’re up to” about it. Freddy is really impressed by how Peggy thinks about things and like Freddy is not a very important character in terms of like… himself as a character. But he’s a character who is used to really impact the stories of other characters.
In an episode that opened up being all about mothers, the idea of Israel and Zionism is really interesting because there’s something about mothers and home and homeland, if that makes sense. Hearing Rachel’s thoughts about Israel is really fascinating. It’s more of an idea than a place and it’s an idea that is important to her.
I feel like one of the things that sets Bobs Burgers apart from its counterparts in shows like Family Guy is its penchant for love and sincerity in its characters. Tina doesn’t get relentlessly mocked by her family members for being awkward and homely for laughs like Meg Griffin would be, the comedy is instead in how they defend her from people giving her crap. The parents and the kids and the siblings all have moments where they assess how close they are often and it’s something not seen much in these sort of family-based animated comedies (besides early Simpsons). BB may not be a perfect show by any means, but I feel like its sense of heart definitely makes it more fun to watch than a lot of its peers in primetime animated comedies.
lmao young Dick Whitman’s hair is so tragic. I mean, I suppose that’s what happens when you’re a neglected child growing in the 1930s.
I think that in this first season the show tended to be a bit heavy handed with its themes because this episode is going to be all about MOTHERS. It’s Mother’s Day and Don is remembering all about how he doesn’t have a mother. Betty is remembering her mother. Mothers mothers mothers.
But more specifically, Betty is mourning her mother and Don is being totally dismissive. How purposeful and aware is Betty being when during their banter she says that Don flunked Advanced Reproduction because he got caught cheating? Hm. I’m not sure. Fruedian slip, maybe? It’s also interesting that in Betty is being so sexual in an episode that is all about mothers when often motherhood and sexuality are seen as very separate.
Oh right. This is the episode where we find out about Joan and Roger’s affair. In this hotel room scene there’s this sense that Roger wants to make things with Joan more serious and permanent, but Joan is happy to just keep things casual and live her own life.
Starting another episode in my Mad Men rewatch!
lmao it’s so tempted just to marathon it, but I’m dong my best to spread it out and really give the episodes a chance to marinate, you know?
Hannibal AU, in which Hannibal doesn’t listen to classical music.
Mom: Home in 5 minutes, hope you’ve taken the chicken out of the freezer
The year is 2014 and people are still trying to paint what happened between Mary and Pamuk as “casual consensual sex”.
when you think your cramps are finished but then