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Tell Dr. Kiernan Shipka more about that
May 27, 2013 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Kiernan Shipka uses her Mad Men character Sally Draper's experience as child-in-counselling to help other child stars in need of psychological help.
posted by orange swan (27 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Adorable!
posted by gkhan at 6:04 AM on May 27, 2013


That was great. And it's delightful that Eden Wood especially had a sense of humor about herself.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:20 AM on May 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Aw, little Sally Draper.
posted by Artw at 7:19 AM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was just remarking that both Shipka and Gould look pretty young here compared to how they appear on their respective shows, then I noticed the upload date was October 19, 2011.

On a completely unrelated topic... broomstick with a knife taped to the end -- good home defense weapon or best home defense weapon?
posted by Rhomboid at 7:54 AM on May 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


"Knife-on-a-Stick isn't just about keeping your fears at arm's length, it's about thrusting them upon others." -Don Draper
posted by Mick at 8:30 AM on May 27, 2013 [15 favorites]


" here's your basket full of stitches"
posted by The Whelk at 8:49 AM on May 27, 2013 [10 favorites]


Wow I found this totally creepy. But funny! Sort of the uncanny valley of child actor discussion. Too much of the humor cuts too close to the bone, Particularly the toddler beauty pageant girl talking about wanting to be "a regular human girl". Ha ha sob.

With adults this kind of cringe-inducing humor can be funny because you know the comic is self-aware and already processed whatever creepiness he's tapping into to make you laugh nervously. I'm not sure a 10 year old actor really should be Louis CK, you know?

Kiernan Shipka is really something special. I thought maybe it was just that the Mad Men directors are great, but she's really good in this too. And she really is only 14.
posted by Nelson at 8:58 AM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


" here's your basket full of stitches"

Mark your bogeyman.
posted by invitapriore at 9:15 AM on May 27, 2013


Her little suit and ladylike mannerisms just kill me.
posted by orange swan at 9:22 AM on May 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Her delivery sounds like a chatter bot made audible, or a interactive voice response system.

"Tell me more about that."

"now let's talk about something else." "let's talk about something else."

"Tell me what it's like on ____"
posted by Hicksu at 9:44 AM on May 27, 2013


A while back, the Mad Men cast was on the Today show, and they asked Jon Hamm some open-ended silly, overly complex question (e.g. "What's the show say about our generational struggle?"), and Hamm, either because he was tired or goofing off, just said, "Kiernan, take it!"

And she did! Total pro. Probably the only one in the group that read the PR briefing.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:00 AM on May 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


I want to see a Sally Draper and Joyce the lesbian photographer road movie dramedy Tv show spinoff
Also I want to see a Pete Campbell and Megan Draper tearjerker Before Sunrise style indie romance movie, yes please.
posted by Bwithh at 10:03 AM on May 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


I want to see prequels. Roger Sterling in the Pacific during WWII. Peggy Olson growing up in 50s Brooklyn.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:14 AM on May 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


My personal spin-off heaven: Roger, Joan, Peggy, Stan, and a talking dog drive around in a psychedelically painted van, solving mysteries and fighting crime. Occasionally with the hippest celebrity guest stars from the early 70s.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2013 [16 favorites]


"Joan, you come with me. Peggy, you go with Stan and Chauncy."
posted by orange swan at 11:04 AM on May 27, 2013 [8 favorites]


Cute video, but I agree it's a little too cringe-inducing for me. That said, this gives me hope that Kiernan Shipka will age gracefully into adulthood.

My vote for a Mad Men spinoff is a young Bert Cooper in the '30s, lamenting the rise of the New Deal and carrying on an on-again off-again affair with Mrs. Blankenship (a.k.a. The Queen of Perversions).
posted by Cash4Lead at 11:46 AM on May 27, 2013 [6 favorites]


Bwithh: "I want to see a Sally Draper and Joyce the lesbian photographer road movie dramedy Tv show spinoff."

Kiernan Shipka and Zosia Mamet doing scenes together? I'm not sure televisions are equipped to handle that much awesomeness at once.
posted by Gordafarin at 11:48 AM on May 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


The biggest nitpick I had with this video is Dr. Shipka asks Nolan about addressing imaginary cameras and then they cut to a real camera giving the coverage that is supposedly imaginary! Make it imaginary! Don't cut to it.
posted by inturnaround at 12:58 PM on May 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


Roger, Joan, Peggy, Stan, and a talking dog

Mad Men already has a talking dog. His name is Bob Benson.
posted by rocket88 at 1:37 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


"My personal spin-off heaven: Roger, Joan, Peggy, Stan, and a talking dog drive around in a psychedelically painted van, solving mysteries and fighting crime."

You do realize the actress who played Don's neighbor (the one he recently had the affair with) played Velma in the Scooby-Doo movie?
posted by Mcable at 1:41 PM on May 27, 2013


Peggy: "Jinkies! That's not the Witch of the 2nd Ave. Subway. It's Old Lady Dykman!"

Stan & Chauncey: "Zoinks!"

Mrs. Dykman-Campbell: "And I would have gotten away with it too, if not for those meddling Irish!"

Pete: "Hell's bells, Mother!"
posted by .kobayashi. at 1:59 PM on May 27, 2013 [10 favorites]


More Kiwi Elizabeth Moss!
posted by hwestiii at 4:51 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


The direction this thread has taken is not at all what I expected upon entering, but damn, do I like what I see.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 7:00 PM on May 27, 2013


Zosia Mamet

TEAM PEGASUS 4 EVAH!

Pizza house.
posted by Artw at 7:05 PM on May 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


Her delivery sounds like a chatter bot made audible, or a interactive voice response system.

"Tell me more about that."


Client-centered therapy. AKA Person-centered Therapy or Rogerian Therapy. See also: Validation.
posted by dhartung at 10:31 PM on May 27, 2013


I always kind of assumed that Madmen, like the sixties themselves, would end at Altamont. Now I'm just waiting for the plot twists that turn Joan into a Hells Angel and Pete Campbell into a doomed Stones fan.
posted by Sonny Jim at 7:46 AM on May 29, 2013


Pete's punishment must be more severe.
posted by Artw at 7:54 AM on May 29, 2013


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