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Mad Men Season 3 Episode 3 "My Old Kentucky Home" Recap

Mad Men: This Week's 5 Maddest Moments

We're in that sweet spot now with Mad Men, where the season's exposition has been set up by the first two episodes, so that this week's episode, "My Old Kentucky Home," got to dig into more meatier situations for the characters.

To see what I thought were the five best or most interesting moments and discuss (spoilers ahead), just


  • Peggy's first marijuana experience. We seem to all be in agreement that more Peggy is a good thing, and to hear her saying "I'm so high" is a hilariously quintessential '60s moment.
  • All that singing! Not only do we get to hear Kinsey's college-honed pipes, we are also treated to Joan's lovely vocals (in French, no less).
  • Um, Roger Sterling in blackface. Mad Men has never had any qualms about showing the social landscape of the era, as offensive as things are to us now, but I was still pretty taken aback by Roger's performance.
  • Betty's pregnant sexuality. That flirtatious encounter with the stranger at the Sterling shindig is interesting, and her makeout with Don in the last seconds of the episode is surprising, sweet, and sexy.
  • The happiness/foolishness conversation between Don and Roger. It's awkward and even borderline inappropriate on Don's end, but by far one of my favorite parts of this episode.

What other moments from the episode shocked or pleased you? Sally being a thief? Joan's uncomfortable dinner party?

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