This clip is a powerful reminder of the power of nostalgia. Don Draper does 2 things comedians might want to take note of, first he leads his audience into his story as if it were their own. Second, he tells them what “IT” is and how they should feel about it.
Certainly Don garners the opposite effect that a comic is looking for, but he uses the same literary tools comics use.
Clip and image from Mad Men S1:E13 “The Wheel” (18 Oct. 2007 – A&E) Available on Netflix
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