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Monday, June 11, 2012

Bewitched Meets Mad Men!

Bewitched fans LOVE Mad Men! The similarities to even a casual viewer are obvious: 60's, advertising, smoking, drinking, pretty blonde wife, the fact that Don & Roger look like sexier versions of Darren Stephens & Larry Tate. I've been watching since the first episode of the first season & knew that there would be Bewitched references. The talented writing team didn't disappoint. I loved when there was mention that Don Draper should have lunch with Bill Asher at the Brown Derby 'He'll probably cast you'. Darren & I went to the Mad Men Finale Event at the Television Academy last night & had the chance to chat with the shows creator, Matt Weiner, the stars & the writers. They're all Bewitched fans! Little known fact, my dear friend Rebecca Asher (Elizabeth Montgomery & Bill Asher's daughter) was script supervisor on some early episodes. She's directing Raising Hope now (& I feel like a proud big sister). Adorable Kiernan Shipka, is so poised & articulate. I think she's amazing as Sally Draper & clearly has the most fully developed, interesting character ever written for a young actor on television. I've always said I'd love to work on another series when my kids were older. I've been so particular about what should be my return project to the small screen. I really didn't think MegaOctopus Piranha Boy was the right choice..Don't you think Tabitha Stephens Sterling has a nice ring to it? Heck, I'd be happy to play 3rd secretary down the hall & say "Good Morning Mr. Draper!'.

6 comments:

Joselle said...

I think having you on MM would be genius casting!

Joselle said...

I think having you on MM would be genius casting!

Unknown said...

Ditto!

Twitchy said...

Oh My GOODNESS yes. This lifelong fan of Bewitched and total Mad Men nut has already thought this! So why hasn't it happened yet, AMC? Betty could use a friend!

I'm from Australia and met your lovely self at Fanfare 2010 Erin. I still get a thrill thinking about that trip to the Ranch!
Best wishes (witches),

Twitchy said...

Oh My GOODNESS yes. This lifelong fan of Bewitched and total Mad Men nut has already thought this! So why hasn't it happened yet, AMC? Betty could use a friend!

I'm from Australia and met your lovely self at Fanfare 2010 Erin. I still get a thrill thinking about that trip to the Ranch!
Best wishes (witches),

Terence Towles Canote said...

I always thought Bewitched was one of the sources of inspiration for Mad Men. And it would be so cool for you to appear on the show!