I don’t usually post here about things not related to New Jersey arts, but I had a thought I wanted to share about the “Mad Men” finale (SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t watched yet):
It’s really just “The Wizard of Oz,” if you think about it.
Scarecrow Roger gets a brain, settling into a mature, sensible relationship with Marie. Tin Man Pete gets a heart, and is rewarded for it by winning back Trudy’s love. Cowardly Lion Peggy gets courage, standing up for herself at McCann, resisting the temptation of Joan’s partnership offer and professing her love for Stan.
And Dorothy Don finally realizes there’s no place like home (for him, the advertising world), and gets the idea that will allow him to return there and put his nightmarish road trip behind him.
The Wizard? Jim Hobart. The Wicked Witch of the West? Jim Cutler. Auntie Em? Bert Cooper.
Alas, there’s no Toto.
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