Monday, November 16, 2009

Mad about Mad Men

Have I told you of my unnatural love for the TV series "Mad Men?" I have not. People, it is my childhood come to life. As best I can figure, the character Sally Draper is my age. They have done a stellar job with props (the Drapers have my parents' toaster!) and sets (that turquoise paint? on our living room) and the behaviour (pregnant women, smoking and drinking and children most definitely NOT coddled) of the time.

I think one of the scenes that displays just how different things were 40+ years ago is this one.

I'd like to know how the show got the permission of:

a) the little girl's parents, and even more amazing;
b) the insurance company,

to film this.


Blogger #Debi said...

My guess is that she was strictly supervised. Gotta love the pregnant smoking...still see that today around here...

November 16, 2009 at 8:52 p.m.  
Blogger TRT said...

(1) Herbal cigarettes or 'fakers'.
(2) Special breathable polythene.

November 17, 2009 at 6:10 a.m.  
Blogger Erin said...

Yes, the drinking and smoking are a nice touch...And in today's world, the mother would be freaking over the plastic suffocation hazard.

November 17, 2009 at 8:33 a.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Secret holes in top of bag where they can't be seen, or... she's never out of sight of members of the production crew.

Easy-peasy. The scene where she's playing with daddy's handgun was done similarly. ;)

November 21, 2009 at 1:52 p.m.  
Blogger WrathofDawn said...

Oh, I KNOW that. But still. Dry cleaning bag over the head. MWARGH.

December 3, 2009 at 8:26 p.m.  
Blogger TRT said...

Gah! It starts showing on BBC4 this week. I guess that means I'll have to watch it.

January 21, 2010 at 5:52 a.m.  

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