Posts tagged ‘sweet smell of success’

February 4, 2011

the sweet smell of mad men

by Sara Gran

So I couldn’t stop thinking about Larry Tate‘s cameo in The Sweet Smell of Success and how it takes him out of Bewitched territory and more into the world of Mad Men. And then I started thinking that maybe Bewitched and Mad Men were the same show after all, with Don’s wife, Betty, like a frustrated Samantha. Remember all those five-martini lunches Darren and Don Draper would sit through? And they’d come home late and dinner would be cold and burned? Remember when Larry Tate and Roger Sterling were competing for the Pall Mall account? And Mr. & Mrs. Tate went over to the Draper’s for dinner and Larry made a pass at Betty in the kitchen? And the  there was the episode where Don and Darren drove out to Palm Springs, but then Dr. Bombay showed up and embarrassed Darren (Don sure knew what to do with him, though!)? And when Samantha and Betty got in that fight because Betty slapped Tabitha?  Those were the days…

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