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VIDEO ESSAY - MAD MEN Moments: The Sad Clown Dress

Selecting an iconic moment for Season Two of Mad Men, we focus on the idyllic domestic world of Betty Draper and how it all falls apart within a 24-hour span.
  • By Deborah Lipp and Kevin B. Lee
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  • March 22, 2012 8:08 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY - MAD MEN Moments: The Lawnmower

Our iconic moment of Mad Men season three easily ranks as one of the most shocking of the entire series to date.
  • By Amanda Marcotte and Kevin B. Lee
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  • March 22, 2012 8:07 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY - MAD MEN Moments: The Fight

There is near-unanimous consensus that 4.07: "The Suitcase" is the standout episode of Season Four of Mad Men, so we knew that our video essay on a singular moment from that season had to come from that episode.
  • By Serena Bramble, Deborah Lipp and Kevin B. Lee
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  • March 22, 2012 8:06 AM
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VIDEO - The Top Five Mad Men Moments

The popular Mad Men website Basket of Kisses picks the best moments of the series.
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • March 22, 2012 8:05 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: What makes MAD MEN great?

We head into "Mad Men’s" fifth season knowing nothing about it. The on-air promos recycle moments from past seasons, and the teaser art has been cryptic even by this show’s standards: an opening-credits-styled image of a falling man that could be hawking any season, and a photo of hero Don Draper staring at two mannequins — a clothed male and a naked female* — through a dress-shop window. Matthew Weiner, who banned advance screeners after a New York Times review revealed innocuous details from the season-four premiere, has dropped a cone of silence over the production. We have no idea if Don went through with plans to wed his young secretary, Megan; if Joan had Roger’s baby; or if the new agency is still in business. We don’t even know the year in which this season takes place, which at least would prepare us for the wingspan of Roger’s lapels.
  • By Matt Zoller Seitz
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  • March 6, 2012 12:50 AM
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