Season five of Mad Men has finally come to its conclusion. The show truly brought us back to a simpler time when a man could get by on identity theft, womanizing, and alcoholism alone. But through it all, Don Draper retained his title as the coolest douchebag on television — although it could have gone in a different direction. We obtained some lines cut from the fifth season that, even if he turned up the charm to full blast, Mr. Draper himself couldn't have sold...
Mad Men fans have waited over a year and a half for the show to return, and this Sunday the first episode of season five will finally debut. Let's just hope series creator Matthew Weiner (second from left) didn't use these copies of MAD for inspiration.
From left to right: Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser and Bryan Batt Photo: Vic Arkoff
Bonus Mad Men Celebrity Snap! MAD artist Tom Richmond (that's him on the left) caught up with actor Rich Sommer (who plays Harry Crane on Mad Men) and showed him the spoof of the show that Tom illustrated in MAD #509. Obviously, Rich is unhappy. It’s not clear if it’s because he works on Mad Men, or is just a huge fan of Justin Bieber.
Thanks to Tom for the photo!
Fans of AMC’s Mad Men are rabidly anticipating the long-delayed fifth season of the show, and their interest was predictably stoked by the recent release of a “mysterious” promo ad, which seems designed to provoke deep questions: “What does it represent?” “Is it a meditation on Don Draper’s empty soul?” “Why does Dr. Pepper taste like that?” But the most relevant question here might be, “What’s going through Draper’s giant, Brylcreemed head?” As always, we’re here with the answers.