Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Company Way

I look forward to the 3rd season of Mad Men to see how 1963's Bert Cooper - President of Stirling Cooper - has made out with his merger.

Bert is played by actor Robert Morse who in 1963 was on Broadway in the middle of his 4 year run as a coffee achiever in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". He won the Tony, learned how to do things "the company way" -- and reprised his role in the 1967 film.

In these harsh economic times - the lyrics are pretty spot on.
Q. "Is there anything you're against?"
A. "unemployment"


Donna Lethal said...

They started rerunning last season's Mad Men again last night ... I'm desperate for any episodes!

Anonymous said...

Love Mad Men and love Robert Morse in H2SIB, but I thought the movie was pretty poor. Too bad they cut almost all the songs. WTF?

Lex10 said...

He has those cool, clear, eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth.

Donna Lethal said...

Besides - "The Loved One"! And if you ever got to see his one-man show as Truman Capote (sometimes rerun on PBS) - brilliant.

Pantheon Zeus said...

I loved his Capote play "Tru"
I should get a DVD of it.