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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

May 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

One last ‘Mad Men’ post . . . until next year

A few last, random “Mad Men” clicks:

— Matthew Weiner talks about the midseason finale — and says there will be no spinoffs. Too bad; I can see a fairly entertaining sitcom set at Peggy’s brownstone, can’t you?

— Actor Allan Havey, who plays Lou Avery, talks about what it’s like for a “Mad Men” superfan to land a role on the show (he went around and “sat in every seat on the set”), and about what a pro Kiernan Shipka is:

Well, we were rehearsing the scene and she was quiet, and I thought, Oh, she forgot her line. No. She didn’t forget. She was in the moment. She was wondering what this creep was doing in her dad’s office. I was the one who wasn’t in the moment. So when we did it again, I didn’t say anything to her, I just said to myself, Havey, just get back into it. Learn from this actor who’s been here for seven years.

— And, if Sunday night’s soft-shoe-in-argyle-socks routine left you wanting more of Robert Morse, song-and-dance-man, here’s a clip from the 1967 movie “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” in which Morse reprised his 1962 Tony-winning Broadway role as J. Pierrepont Finch. Yes, that’s him. Just try to get that tune out of your head today.

 

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