Anyone know the name of the song playing over the opening scene of this week's episode? That has to be one of the coolest bra-putting-on montages I've ever seen. Easily in the top 10. One by one, the various women of "Mad Men" are seen strapping into the over-the-shoulder-holders for their respective boulders, the reason being that Sterling Cooper's top client this week is Playtex.
Cupping women's boobs and pushing them together so they look bigger is only a hobby for most of us, but these guys are professionals, and Paul Kinsey has a big idea for their next campaign. All women fall into two categories, he insists: The Jackies and the Marilyns and Playtex has the bras to fit both of them. It's pretty simplistic and not all that clever, but hey, this is literally the first pitch of Paul's (pictured on the show, anyway) to be met with a modicum of success, so good for him. Anyway, what's more important is that he arrived at this supposed stroke of genius after a night out drinking with everyone in the boardroom but Peggy, and she's starting to get pretty annoyed that creative decisions, escpecially dumb ones, are being made without her.
It's Memorial Day weekend, and Duck's ex-wife has dropped by the office to unburden herself of their two miserable-looking children, plus Duck's dog Chauncey. (In a fairly breast-centric episode, the Ex-Mrs. Waterfowl is somewhat ironically portrayed by that one boobless actress from "Baywatch.") Later on, Duck's dour offspring let slip that mom plans to marry her boyfriend. But hey, at least Duck gets to keep Chauncey, aka a walking reminder of the sad joke his life has become. (I wonder: If Duck attempted suicide and failed, would Chauncey pop out of the grass and giggle at him?)