Madmen Family Picnic

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Shnarkle VonBarkle · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Thanks for posting this!

It's one of my all time favorite scenes from that show. The first time I saw it I broke down in hysterical laughter. The way Don gets up, polishes off his beer and tosses it into the bushes while she shakes out the blanket tossing all the used paper plates is priceless.

The scene is probably supposed to elicit some sort of revulsion from viewers, but I grew up in that era and those cans have all rusted to dust, the paper plates, napkins etc. all mulched into compost.

Today, we have plastic crap that is literally in our DNA now. At least back then we could walk away from biodegradable garbage. Now we carry it around with us forever.

Justin Taylor · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

This was early in the series when the show's creators were really trying to contrast the "then" with the "now." Anyhow, so many of the women on that show make my peepee feel funny. It's a good thing.

Al Key2018 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

I wish women dressed like Betty. They all dress like a man and wear shitty jeans all the time.

MrShavenMonkey · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Litter = Job creation = higher taxes

tranche2pain · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

oh man, i remember bursting out laughing when he threw that can so casually

shrapnel77 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

This was one of the most disturbing scenes for me in the series. It really showed how callous Betty and Don were. Two rich, white assholes that thought the world revolved around them. If I were a cop, I would stop their asses and force them to pick up every piece and throw it in the garbage.

Mary Vogt · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Absolutely loved that they added this little gem into the show. This was before littering was a no-no. Thank goodness things changed in that regard, otherwise we'd be knee-deep in trash all the time. This really gave me a chuckle.

Marius Merchiers · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

The hands of his children have to be clean, but the park? He doesn't care

BroccoliQueefed · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

1960's?? Please. People act like that today.

Mad Mike0082 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Hardest I’ve ever laughed.

maaskeimorgen · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

I suppose when people hadn't been littering for very long and thusly there wasn't a lot of litter to be seen, and many things were degradeable, then a lot of people didn't think about littering? It's less understandable why people would litter now that everybody has seen litter, litter that's been lying around for years…

Caroline D · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Why did they have this scene, where people of that era so thoughtless, but you should see the road sides and shore lines in Ireland unreal how much litter is lying everywhere UNBELIEVABLE. !

thewirah1 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Probably the funniest Mad Men scene.

MATTHEW LITVAK · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Only people who litter like that are liberals, earth day attendees and Boones.

Suranda68 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Don throwing the tin to whocares – my favourite scene from season 2.

jmcknight00 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

I'm pretty sure this park gets cleaned on a regular basis… just sayin'.

Nicholas Rice · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

What a great time to be alive.

Sebastian Ibarra · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Bons tempos esses… Pra alguém. 

Perry Randall · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Thats what I do on family picnics, I dont see the problem here.

turd smuggler · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

He fought in Korea. But he's still not a boomer.

Mason T · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

The only Baby Boomers in the video were the kids.

rory8807 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

It's true, they wouldn't have known what a huge mistake it was. But also, the supplies for a picnic that would have been left behind during that period would have been made of very easily biodegradable paper, not things made of plastic, styrofoam, or even the coated paper plates that companies like Dixie make today. It helped lead to the idea that it was ok, as it would probably just be broken down in not very long anyway.

CSimplify · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Jesus Christ, shut the fuck up. All generations of humans are just as moronic as the last.

Streetwise Angel · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Honestly I didn't read the rest of your comment and it's now obvious that you were being sarcastic.

Mwrfable · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Did you also know Jonathan Swift ate babies?

Joseph Hadel · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

No kidding, especially since they are fostering a crippled generation. They are horrible parents.

Zac Harris · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Well they certainly helped.

stubert311 · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

actually, the baby boomers are the kids in this scene.

Shes Comeundun · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Seeing as Wikipedia lists the boomers being born post-war (1943 to 1964, to be exact), That. Is. Correct.

Streetwise Angel · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

lmfao yes there was.
Industrial revolution started in the 1700s. Baby boomers were borm in the 1950s.

James Rizzi · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

If Don Draper fought in WWII, he's not a Baby Boomer. Just a thought

Mwrfable · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

There was no such thing as the Industrial Revolution before them. We, the very wise following generation(s), never trash our landscapes and no longer contribute to the environment's woes. Ye-up, Baby Boomers.

Adrian Alvarez · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

And how would they know? Or care? Everyone does it and they don't think there is anything wrong with it.

MadeOfCATS · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

but GOD DAMN that'd be convenient as hell

Jonny Watts · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Yeah, fuck them for doing what was perfectly socially acceptable at the time

semiserioussam · May 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

Baby Boomers. They are the reason our planet is a shit hole.

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