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29 Times Watching Mad Men Made You Wish You Studied Advertising

Smoking, office drinking, frequent naps and then some more smoking. Advertising is a glamorous industry, if Mad Men is anything to go by.

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1. When we fist saw the genius of Don Draper.

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2. Which led to that famous saying.

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3. When Peggy went from secretary to copywriter.

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4. And wasn’t afraid to look after her own interests. 

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5. Every time someone was drinking while working.

Which was all the time.

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6. The time they fooled their competitors with the motorcycle.

Which gave us this brilliant moment.

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7. When this happened.

Also in the office.

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8. That time Don stunned everyone with his Kodak “carousel” pitch. 

“This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.” “It’s not called the Wheel, it’s called the Carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels: round and round, then back home again. To a place where we know we are loved.”

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9. When Lane called Pete a “grimy little pimp” then punched him in the face.

Okay, so maybe not the most career-inspiring moment, but one we all enjoyed nonetheless.

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10. Every time someone casually said something profound. 

Just doing their job.

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11. When Megan saved the Heinz Beans project while at dinner with the clients.

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12. When Don wrote that letter. 

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13. That time there was a lawnmower in the office.

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14. Until, you know.. 

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15. But it did give us one of the best quotes from the series.

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16. When the women were starting to become more powerful.

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17. And when Harry Crane’s bitching about being left out finally got him where he wanted to be.

For a bit…

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18. After this dramatic shot of the partners and their growing company.

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19. When we saw Don’s cool new office.

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20. When people started to visit California. Just because. 

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21. When Pete fell down the stairs.

Again, not career-inspiring. But if you had to work with someone like Pete, you’d enjoy seeing him in pain every now and then.

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22. The time Peggy saw through all the bullshit. 

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23. And when Don told some hard truths.

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24. When they got Jaguar. 

(Though not necessarily how).

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25. But mainly it was all about: Shots like this.

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26. And this.

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27. Roger giving zero fucks. 

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28. Don looking this cool.

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29. And watching Peggy become a total badass.

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Though it’s fair to say you wouldn’t wish to be in that era. Unless you were a straight, white man. 

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