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post #2491 of 2493 Old 05-28-2014, 03:09 PM
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Ditto. Don't care if the actor used to do that or not, it was completely out of place. As I said earlier, I think the writers have been sampling some weed in honor of the times this year.

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Wow. That's pretty cynical.

Actually, it's not out of place at all. You will recall that Don has hallucinated brief visions of persons very dear to him before, immediately after their deaths impacted him. For instance, he saw Anna Draper in his office way back in the episode called "Suitcase."

Now, with respect to Bertram Cooper's death, there is a bit of homage going on. In case you didn't aleady know, almost the entire set design of the first few seasons of MM was inspired heavily by a 60's light comedy musical film called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Even many of the color schemes seem to have been almost lifted right out of it and dropped into Matt Weiner's show. That film stars of course Robert Morse, the very same actor who plays Bert Cooper in Mad Men. That is no coincidence, so it is entirely apprpriate, and indeed sweet and a bit reverential, to choreograph and have Bert Cooper/Robert Morse (he's 83 now) the hallucination perform an old song and dance number with some pretty dancers.

I loved it.

I loved it too. The elderly Robert Morse was the perfect actor to pull off a musical theater production number at the conclusion of a season of very serious television. Recall that Morse's Bert Cooper loved the moon as a metaphor, so what could have been more perfect than having the two time Tony Award winning musical theater actor who plays Bert send the old man off the moment that his metaphor had been converted to prosaic fact by the Apollo 11 astronauts? Brilliant stuff! Andy Greenwald talks about this and a bunch else in this week's episode in Grantland. Highly recommended.
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Recall that Morse's Bert Cooper loved the moon as a metaphor, so what could have been more perfect than having the two time Tony Award winning musical theater actor who plays Bert send the old man off the moment that his metaphor had been converted to prosaic fact by the Apollo 12 astronauts?
Actually, it was Apollo 11 that was taking place.
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