Wip It Good

May 18, 2012

I cannot get the image of Betty Draper hitting the Reddi-wip can out of my head.

Betty hit the Reddi-wip…so…hard.

Poor Betty. She’s such a @#$%&. And so is portion control.

Oh, and, I love you Don Draper. I love you an impossible amount. I would never leave your drinking, cheating, narcissistic, hot a$$. Betty’s not only a @#$%&. She’s a damn fool. I’d probably be hitting the Reddi-wip if I was her too. Actually, I prefer savory to sweet. I’d be drowning my chubby Draper sorrows in some guacamole instead.

For those of you who don’t do Mad Men (no pun intended, well – perhaps there was a pun intended), here’s a still shot of Betty falling off her Weight Watchers wagon (I am STILL laughing uncontrollably, but not from a soap box, I swear, I’ve totally been there)…

Betty Draper hitting the Reddy-Wip

P.S. I had to add a little something to this post – per a lewd email that I received – from one of my mother’s best friends. Her comment simply could not be ignored. Thank you (I’ll let you remain nameless for now) for reminding me that Betty only took a short fall off the wagon. She actually spit the Reddi-wip out. Ex Mrs. Draper is not only a @#$%&, and a damn fool – but she’s also a fraud. A real woman would have owned the calories she consumed in diet desperation (which is the polite way of saying which was sent to me via email…you do the math).

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Fearless Fibro Warrior May 19, 2012 at 8:01 am

I love me some Mad Men-I found it on Netflix this week, home sick. I won’t even whine about the spoiler, because I’m sad and lonely, still in Season 3.

I will say though, all the drinking they do has sprained my my liver, and I think I now have emphysema.

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Natalie May 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I swear I didn’t spoil anything if you’re still in Season 3. You’ve still got so much good Draper & Sterling stuff to catch up on before you get to Betty’s run-in with the Reddy-Wip. Hope you’re feeling better!

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Fearless Fibro Warrior May 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Okay, I’m in Season 4 and I gotta say, I am really starting to hate Betty, and can’t wait for her self-loathing to reach monumental levels. Sterling is one of my faves, and Draper’s sub secretary is da bomb!

Feeling much better, btw. Thanks 😉

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Natalie May 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Not gonna lie…I go back and forth between Natalie Draper and Natalie Sterling. I heart them both (I heart Joan too).

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Tina June 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I love Betty Draper, especially after this season. I missed last season though, so if Betty did something atrocious, please forgive my naivety on her character. With this being said, my favorite scene from the episode you’re discussing is the last one before the credits roll.

Betty is sitting at the table with her family for Thanksgiving dinner. She has served herself one bite sized portion of turkey, stuffing, cranberry, and one other item I can’t make out. Her plate looks like someone placed 4 quarters on it. I watch her with empathy as she savors the tiny portion of stuffing which she has allowing herself to eat.

God, I so relate. Dieting sucks massive #@$@$! I love Betty for being a real person; she’s not just a perfect Barbie Doll. She’s left the man she loves for a man who she should love (because he is freaking amazing) but she doesn’t love him because she loves Don and now, not only is she empty inside, she’s fat to boot. And the real kicker of it all, is that she was empty inside with Don too.

She loses either way. She wins either way. She wasn’t happy skinny, she’s miserable fat. Betty is every woman. Betty is the underdog I love to root for.
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God, I so relate. Dieting sucks massive #@$@$! I love Betty for being a real person, not just a perfect Barbie Doll. She left the man she loves for a man who she should love because he is freaking amazing, but she doesn’t love him because she loves the man she loves. If that doesn’t scream everyday life then I don’t know what does.

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Tina June 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

wow, I should proof my responses before sending. Here’s what I meant to say

I love Betty Draper, especially after this season. I missed last season though, so if Betty did something atrocious, please forgive my naivety on her character. With this being said, my favorite scene from the episode you’re discussing is the last one before the credits roll.

Betty is sitting at the table with her family for Thanksgiving dinner. She has served herself one bite sized portion of turkey, stuffing, cranberry, and one other item I can’t make out. Her plate looks like someone placed 4 quarters on it. I watch her with empathy as she savors the tiny portion of stuffing which she has allowed herself to eat.

God, I so relate. Dieting sucks massive #@$@$! I love Betty for being a real person; she’s not just a perfect Barbie Doll. She’s left the man she loves for a man who she should love (because he is freaking amazing) but she doesn’t love him because she loves Don and now, not only is she empty inside, she’s fat to boot. And the real kicker of it all, is that she was empty inside with Don too.

She loses either way. She wins either way. She wasn’t happy skinny, she’s miserable fat. Betty is every woman. Betty is the underdog I love to root for.

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Natalie June 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

Tina. You crack me up. You always have. I suppose it is time for non-committal me and hilarious you to make time for coffee and ice chips. XOXO.

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