Make Your Own Vague “On The Next Mad Men” Promo

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We can't guarantee you'll get RJD2 to soundtrack it, though.

We can’t guarantee you’ll get RJD2 to soundtrack it, though.

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by Luis Prada
illustrations by Brendan McGinley

AMC’s Mad Men is a slow burn. Very few, if any, of the character’s motivations are spoken explicitly, and it can be hard to tell exactly what anyone is thinking at any given time, which gives the show an ominous vagueness.

The vagueness even carries over in to the show’s post-credits promos previewing the following week’s episode. The preview is so vague it might as well be performed as an avant-garde interpretive dance.

In this article, we will show you how to make your very own vague, in-no-way-informative preview for an episode of Mad Men.

Step 1: Have a central character say something that seems vaguely important:

Mad Men illustrations by Brendan McGinley for Man Cave Daily

And then…to sleep, perchance to dream.

Step 2: Have two key characters share a moment (that will turn out to be nothing):

Mad Men illustrations by Brendan McGinley for Man Cave Daily

Riveting.

Step 3: Show something provocative paired with dialogue apropos to nothing:

Mad Men illustrations by Brendan McGinley for Man Cave Daily

Okay, this we can back.

Step 4: Show someone getting emotional while saying literally anything:

Mad Men illustrations by Brendan McGinley for Man Cave Daily

Aw, Pete Campbell’s pouting again.

Step 5: End it all confidently by having a character say something that seems deep and profound but ultimately useless:

Mad Men illustrations by Brendan McGinley for Man Cave Daily

If

And don’t forget to tell people to go to AMC.com to see a longer preview of next week’s episode, which will probably feature a shot like this…

Mad Men illustrations by Brendan McGinley for Man Cave Daily

If


AMC

“Hi, we’re the men of Sterling-Cooper, and we’ll be sexually harassing you tonight.”

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