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October 27, 2008

Don Draper's art of the deal

In the latest installment of What Would Draper Do, Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee John Hamm shows not only the character's unfailing brand of Brylcreemed charm -- never fails to get him laid! -- but his own healthy sense of humor on this "Saturday Night Live" sketch.

Watching and re-watching the vid, like we did, soothes and pains us at the same time. We're in semi-mourning from last night's season 2 finale of the Emmy-winning "Mad Men." Heads spinning with so many unanswered questions -- will Betty divorce Don, gallop her way to a miscarriage or repeat that casual sex tit-for-tat? Will Joan go through with the wedding to her "perfect" doctor? Will Pete prostrate himself, again, to an unimpressed Peggy?

How long will it take Roger to tire of his 20-year-old secretary du jour? Will Duck self-destruct?

Will that priest (you know, Tom Hanks' son) ever stop being so damn pious and self-righteous? We'll go ahead and answer that one. Doubtful.

Read some thoughtful recaps here and here, with the latter archives containing a Don Draper Likability Index (complete with Drape-o-Meter!).

Hurry back, Sterling Cooper denizens.

And see more clips of Hamm's "SNL" hosting gig here.


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  • So "The Dark Knight" didn't make it into the final five after all, never mind that critical and popular support. Let's just call the comic-inspired mega-hit "The Biggest Snubee."

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