Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Espresso, home

Warning: Mad Men spoilers coming up. Read on if that doesn't bother you.

Yes, it's kind of clever that Donald Draper grew up as Dick Whitman, and changed his name to Donald Draper after he saw the real Donald Draper die in action in Korea.
I thought it brought interest to a spectacularly stylish show with great characters but not much happening.
But then LLL pointed out that exactly the same thing happened to Seymour Skinner in The Principal and the Pauper. The sudden change in Skinner's history was, according to the writers, inspired by the real life Tichborne Case, which perhaps the Mad Men writers were also big fans of. So it's possibly not just another case of The Simpsons Already Did It.

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