Mad Men Spoiler Cartoons
August 15, 2010 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Mad Men Spoiler Cartoons
Jon Hamm continues to surprise as Darren Stevens in AMC's dark, period-obsessed reboot of Bewitched. But four seasons in, fans are clamoring for more attention on Samantha's black magic. Each week, these illustrated spoilers will provide fans of AMC's critically acclaimed Bewitched with teasingly brief revelations on the series' upcoming plot developments and twists. For Instance:

—Does baby Gene have the powers of a warlock?
—How will the new agency, Tate McMann Stevens Pryce, weather the tumultuous cultural upheaval of the 1960's?
—Will Father Gill excommunicate Peggy for dabbling in the dark arts?

A Little About Me: Matthew D. Phelan is a cartoonist and writer over there. His work has appeared in Chemical Engineering, Anthem, and The Onion.
posted by ProfLinusPauling (7 comments total)

I'm not sure what the connection is between Mad Men and Bewitched.
posted by odinsdream at 4:06 PM on August 21, 2010

Oh, poor you. Darren works for an ad agency, "McMann and Tate." Here's a wiki to help you in your quest to get jokes: Bewitched Premise and Characters.
posted by ProfLinusPauling at 10:51 AM on August 29, 2010

Before anyone corrects me, I am now aware that the character's name is actually Darren Stephens.

Boo Hoo.
posted by ProfLinusPauling at 10:56 AM on August 29, 2010

All right, that's quite a stretch.

How is that connection relevant to the cartoons linked? All those listed on the front page don't seem to rely on linking Bewitched to Mad Men, or anything remotely like that.
posted by odinsdream at 9:52 AM on August 30, 2010

Odinsdream, I have a friend for you to meet. His name is Davmpls and doesn't like or get my Mad Men jokes either.
posted by ProfLinusPauling at 8:43 PM on September 9, 2010

The fact that I can't delete or edit my own comments on Metafilter is increasingly ruining my ability to project any semblance of competence.
posted by ProfLinusPauling at 8:47 PM on September 9, 2010

Ah. I think I understand what's happening here.

You posted links to your cartoons, which don't include or rely on the "Mad Men = Bewitched" theme at all. In the post about this cartoon, separately, you made this reference. This was the "joke" portion of your post.

This is why it makes no sense. From the post it seemed that you were linking to comics that relied on the "Mad Men = Bewitched" theme, which just isn't the case, as far as I can tell.

Honestly, it's not coming across as a joke at all, so I don't even know that I'm under any social obligation to even pretend that it's funny.
posted by odinsdream at 9:00 AM on September 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

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