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November 3, 2010 11:44 AM   Subscribe


 
I was all ready to hate this because the joke was getting old really quick but that last What is FUCKING AMAZING.
posted by mathowie at 11:47 AM on November 3, 2010 [7 favorites]


but that last What is FUCKING AMAZING.

So (in a non-lulzy way) is that entire episode. Quite possibly the best they've ever done.
posted by middleclasstool at 11:49 AM on November 3, 2010


Before I click, can someone tell me if there are spoilers for S4?
posted by entropicamericana at 11:50 AM on November 3, 2010


what
posted by axiom at 11:51 AM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


They speak English in what?
posted by GuyZero at 11:51 AM on November 3, 2010 [12 favorites]


Does ... what ... it says on the tin.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 11:52 AM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Nice, but he's not a patch on the Captain.
posted by maudlin at 11:54 AM on November 3, 2010


That was hard to take. Somebody answer him!

(Which makes me think it might be fun to see a montage of just the responses to each what. Or the preludes.)
posted by iamkimiam at 11:54 AM on November 3, 2010


I blame Jon Stewart.
posted by boo_radley at 11:55 AM on November 3, 2010


entropicamericana, the last "what?" is from S4, definitely.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:55 AM on November 3, 2010




what ain't no country i ever heard of.
posted by phaedon at 11:57 AM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Before I click, can someone tell me if there are spoilers for S4?

It should be safe, just close you eyes when it comes to the part with Don and Peggy in bed together.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 11:58 AM on November 3, 2010 [28 favorites]


It should be safe, just close you eyes when it comes to the part with Don and Peggy in bed together.

What?
posted by Virtblue at 12:03 PM on November 3, 2010 [23 favorites]


What about the part where they're all killed by zombies?
posted by kmz at 12:04 PM on November 3, 2010


Jimmy Carter Says "Yes".
posted by JBennett at 12:06 PM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


In the butt?
posted by mnsc at 12:06 PM on November 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


A sphincter says what?
posted by spilon at 12:06 PM on November 3, 2010


At least he didn't spoil the part about whose bed it is. Or what's under the covers.
posted by ook at 12:08 PM on November 3, 2010


WHEN?
HOW?
WHERE?
WHICH?
posted by The Whelk at 12:12 PM on November 3, 2010


Here is what Dr. Zira said during the finale of Man Men S4:
WHAT?
posted by Dr. Zira at 12:17 PM on November 3, 2010


Chicken butt.
posted by Nelson at 12:17 PM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


[followed shortly thereafter by "the fuck?"]
posted by Dr. Zira at 12:17 PM on November 3, 2010


I never thought I'd say this, but....

This could use some autotune.

(or maybe it is just wonderful as it is.)
posted by poe at 12:21 PM on November 3, 2010


SAY "WHAT" AGAIN, MOTHERFUCKER!
posted by bondcliff at 12:22 PM on November 3, 2010 [8 favorites]


lolwut
posted by sourwookie at 12:23 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Every Cigarette Smoked in Mad Men
posted by gwint at 12:24 PM on November 3, 2010


What?
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 12:25 PM on November 3, 2010


Obsessive people should be kept away from the internet.
posted by joost de vries at 12:29 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Obsessive people should be kept away from the internet.

The internet wouldn't be one tenth as interesting if they kept the obsessive people away. In fact, the internet probably wouldn't exist without them.
posted by bondcliff at 12:30 PM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Every Deep Sigh in Mad Men.
Every Tie Pulled in Mad Men.
Every Alcoholic Beverage in Mad Men.
Every Hopeful Look Upward in Mad Men.
Every Intergalactic Rap Battle in Mad Men (TBA).

Still liked it. A good actor can pack a lot into a "What?".
posted by boo_radley at 12:30 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Every Hopeful Look Upward in Mad Men.

I'd watch that.
posted by NoraReed at 12:39 PM on November 3, 2010


what?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:43 PM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


In fact, the internet probably wouldn't exist without them.
Yeah, I know. I meant it in the way of "crackheads should stay away from crack".
I mean; who else is going to consume that crack if it weren't for them...?
posted by joost de vries at 12:48 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Say what again!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:48 PM on November 3, 2010


What? I should read the thread?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:49 PM on November 3, 2010


WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWTF?
posted by memewit at 12:58 PM on November 3, 2010


Every Deep Sigh in Mad Men.
Every Tie Pulled in Mad Men.
Every Alcoholic Beverage in Mad Men.
Every Hopeful Look Upward in Mad Men.
Every Intergalactic Rap Battle in Mad Men (TBA).


I'd like to see Every Hat Worn in Mad Men.
posted by orange swan at 1:02 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Don Draper: a man who's not afraid to ask a loaded question.
posted by philip-random at 1:04 PM on November 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


There should be one of those with him saying "(short exasperated exhalation) what do you want?" over and over.
posted by entropone at 1:05 PM on November 3, 2010


Now do one for every time Pete makes me want to smash his face with a bowling pin.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:06 PM on November 3, 2010 [11 favorites]


And one where Joan does, well, anything. Anything at all.
posted by bondcliff at 1:10 PM on November 3, 2010 [5 favorites]


Or Betty saying "Go watch TV".
posted by morganannie at 1:19 PM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Or Paul looks like Orson Welles.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:25 PM on November 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Huh?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:44 PM on November 3, 2010


Now do one for every time Pete makes me want to smash his face with a bowling pin.

Just as you requested.
posted by bicyclefish at 1:58 PM on November 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


I feel like I'll never be able to say "What?" again without self-consciously thinking of this.
posted by mandanza at 2:20 PM on November 3, 2010


TV writers enjoy the word. It often breaks up exposition, and it can be a lazy way of creating conflict and asking a question in a scene.

Lost was particularly fond of it.
posted by incessant at 2:59 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was all ready to hate this because the joke was getting old really quick but that last What is FUCKING AMAZING.

I think that was my favorite episode of the entire series.
posted by delmoi at 3:17 PM on November 3, 2010


I miss Lost.
posted by ericbop at 3:28 PM on November 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


I read that as Don the Draper says "What?" because of this:

Jack the Ripper says "What?"

(sorry, there is just something about that lyric that is so damn catchy. I find myself inserting whatever talkative pet I'm currently feeding into it: "Cat the kitty says..." etc.)
posted by quin at 3:29 PM on November 3, 2010


I've watched Season 4 but can't recall which episode has Don ralphing in the commode. Help?
posted by stinkycheese at 3:29 PM on November 3, 2010


THE SUITCASE IT WAS THE BEST EPISODE IN THE SERIES.
posted by The Whelk at 4:23 PM on November 3, 2010 [5 favorites]


Pulp Fiction - The Lil Jon Situation
posted by zix at 4:52 PM on November 3, 2010


Man, you hear it that many times in a row and it stops sound like a word.

Kind of like puddle. Puddle. puddle. puddle. puddle. puddle. puddle. Doesn't even LOOK like a word. Puddle.
posted by sonika at 5:12 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


try it with King.

king king king king king king king that's not a word it's a sound effect.
posted by The Whelk at 5:14 PM on November 3, 2010


For some reason I'd like to see Don Draper high on weed asking that question.
posted by bwg at 6:26 PM on November 3, 2010


Blood is also good. blood blood blood blood what the fuck is "bl-ou-d"?
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:45 PM on November 3, 2010


SAY "WHAT" AGAIN, MOTHERFUCKER!

Hah! I wish they'd cut a few of those in at random. Would have made me laugh a lot.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:40 PM on November 3, 2010


I liked the part where he said what.
posted by dave99 at 4:46 AM on November 4, 2010


I couldn't stop hearing it as "Wut?" Too much internet.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:51 AM on November 4, 2010


Kind of like puddle. Puddle. puddle. puddle. puddle. puddle. puddle. Doesn't even LOOK like a word. Puddle.

Spackle. Spackle. Spackle. Spackle. Spackle. Spackle. Spackle. Spackle.




Spackle.
posted by Fleebnork at 6:37 AM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


OK now try it with "oonts".
posted by ook at 10:42 AM on November 4, 2010


No! I will not let you turn me into a rave!
posted by quin at 11:33 AM on November 4, 2010


YOU WILL BE A RAVE AND YOU WILL LIKE IT
posted by The Whelk at 11:46 AM on November 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


chicken butt
posted by PuppyCat at 4:51 PM on November 4, 2010


Bulbous bouffant!
posted by sonika at 5:02 PM on November 4, 2010


Neat. This is the first time I ever posted something to Mefi and actually got to see it go "viral" (jump from 1000 views to 350,000).

So the same guy just posted a cute followup. What, what..(In the Butt).
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:30 PM on November 6, 2010


Someone made my dream come true, and I did indeed laugh quite a lot.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:38 PM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


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