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Mad Men vs. The Modern Age

Season 5 of Mad Men is heating up nicely, chock-full of plot twists and turns. Couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if the same fictional circumstances were set in today’s world. Let’s project a bit, shall we?

1. Peggy Goes to the Movies

Mad Men Era: Peggy gets high in a movie theater … provides manual release for a fellow patron

Modern Era: Peggy gets high in a movie theater … man takes video of manual release and posts to Reddit … Peggy apprehended upon exiting theater … Peggy spends six months in prison thanks to Rockefeller Laws

2. Lane Fights Pete

Mad Men Era: Lane challenges Pete to a fight … Pete’s asks, “Are you kidding me?” … Lane bludgeons Pete

Modern Era: Lane challenges Pete to a fight … Pete’s like, “Dude, are you serious right now?” … Lane bludgeons Pete … Pete sues Lane, the agency, and the City of New York; ultimately settles for 2.3 million

3. Peggy Fights Client

Mad Men Era: Peggy presents work to client … client reacts poorly … Peggy insults client … Account Guy assuages client with lavish dinner and drinks

Modern Era: Peggy presents work to client … client reacts poorly … Peggy remains silent in the meeting but afterward screams at Account Guy … Account Guy sends a meek, ham-fisted email to client … client fires agency after superfluous review

4. Megan and Don Go Upstate

Mad Men Era: Megan abruptly pulled out of work to embark on road trip with Don … Megan gets increasingly frustrated and ultimately explodes at a campy restaurant … Megan takes bus home to New York

Modern Era: Megan abruptly pulled out of work to embark on road trip with Don … Megan gets increasingly frustrated … Megan arrives at campy restaurant and recognizes a rich social media bragging opportunity … Megan Instagrams several images using just the right filters … Megan enjoys an inflated sense of self-worth and suppresses feelings of neglect until a later time

5. Don Dozes in Restaurant

Mad Men Era: Don—a white guy in an expensive suit—falls asleep in a restaurant at 2:00 AM … a cop rouses Don, but is friendly and understanding

Modern Era: See above

 

posted by Dan from wheeeeeeee.com

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