The generally excellent Mad Men premiere was full of noteworthy moments – Megan’s song about Zubaz, Harry making fun of Megan’s song about Zubaz, etc. – but no single moment elicited a bigger “HOLY ESS!” reaction from my tiny like-minded viewing group than the unexpected party appearance of Cosgrove’s fiancee Cynthia Baxter, aka actress Larisa Oleynik, aka the titular character from Nickelodeon’s The Secret World Of Alex Mack:
Wow! She’s aged very nicely in the 60s. IMDB claims she was actually in one episode last season (in 2010! So long ago!), but last night was really her first chance to show off her magical shapeshifting powers…of ACTING!
Next week on Mad Men, Pryce finally hires a black employee played by Omar Gooding from Wild And Crazy Kids, then firm-newcomer Mo from Guts lands the company’s biggest client yet: The Farts account, managed by Budnick from Salute Your Shorts.