After a million zillion frillion years between seasons (ballpark), Mad Men is finally back this Sunday. It’s safe to say we’re a little excited about it. Over the past few weeks we’ve brought you posts about this season’s poster, set photos, plots we don’t want to see, Jon Hamm’s wang (so many posts about Jon Hamm’s wang), Tumblr mash-ups, GQ photo shoots with people from the show, and Pete Campbell’s highly punchable face. But even with all that coverage, it still felt like something was missing, and now I know what it was: Roger Sterling, and his impressive collection of one-liners.
All of which is to say this: Here is close to 160 seconds of non-stop, rapid-fire Sterling’s Gold, courtesy of HuffPo. I’ll be honest, I had forgotten a lot of these, so hearing them again now was a real treat. “Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face,” “Jets are made for dropping bombs on Moscow, not French cuisine,” “Well, my wife likes fur, but you don’t see me growing a tail,” and so on. The man is like a gin-swilling, well-dressed Plato, and it’s been entirely too long since he imparted his socially backward, morally reprehensible wisdom on us. Thankfully, the wait is almost over.