BY LIZ & LAURA JANE
On Wednesday night we watched the mid-season finale of Mad Men together, over the phone, in an international teleconference we named Moonlandingcon. Here's a transcript of our conversation, which is pretty steadily focused on kissing, hotness, Peggy Olson, and the Beatles.
LJ: I mean, I could be sadder. Like, I'll live. Are you sad that Bert died? Wait, I don't care anymore, Ted Chaough's on.
LIZ: He looks so good right there.
LJ: I know! I just love him so much, he's so perfect. What a cool move.
LIZ: Yeah. I kind of wish they'd shown him unraveling more.
LJ: Yeah, I know. But I feel like they allude to it. There was that time that Harry Crane was like, "Ted Chaough is useless-"
LIZ & LJ: "USE-LESS!"
LJ: Oh, Harry.
LIZ: He looks really good there too. I like a man in a button-down shirt-sleeve shirt.
LJ: Yeah. I like how he has a little vial of orange juice.
LIZ: I didn't even notice that. Oh, because of Sunkist!
LJ: Oh yeah, that's true.
LIZ: I'm glad Lou Avery's gone.
LJ: Yeah, he was a waste of everyone's time. I mean it was nice having someone that overtly antagonistic be on the show, but I just can't stand his underbite. You know that scene when Ginsberg is watching Jim Cutler and Lou Avery in the IBM computer room and there's no sound? I feel like you can see Lou Avery's soft gumminess. It was disgusting.
LIZ: I like that you Internet-researched him.
LJ: It really paid off.
LIZ: I don't like that boy.
LJ: The hot boy? Yeah I don't like this Sally plotline to be honest.
LIZ: It's kind of a letdown after a lot of Sally buildup.
LJ: I just want Sally to do exactly what I would do in every situation. I feel sort of abandoned by her when she doesn't. She's just so lame and like a normal person in this episode. She's really Betty, I guess.
LJ: What do you think of this guy?
LIZ: I don't like his mouth. He has a strange mouth. Like a dumb mouth.
LJ: He kind of looks like the old Bobby Draper.
LIZ: I wish he was the old Bobby Draper!
LJ: I wish they would just cast that Bobby Draper as Julio.
LJ: I feel like I would like that guy if he appeared in my life. He's not that hot on TV but if he just walked into my restaurant I'd be like "You're superhot and Michael Showalter-y."