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Jim Cutler said to Bob, "I believe in you". That was the name of the his song from "How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying", a Broadway hit in 1960(ish) and movies around 1968. Who was the star of that show and movie? Robert Morse. Who is Robert Morse? He now plays Bert Cooper on Mad Men.

Why does this matter?

The plot of the show is about a window washer, J. Pierrepont Finch, who reads a book named "How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying". He applies to work at a big corporation and manages to stumbles, manipulates and wheedles his way up the ladder until he is the president of the firm.

Coincidence or Foreshadowing?

Early on I thought that Bob might not work there at all. He always seems to be just walking around and in other people's offices, His supervisor never noticed that he spends most of his days away from his desk. Thinking of it, have we even ever seen his desk?

No one even seems sure of what he does.

3 more episodes this season, we'll see how this spools out.

Positively Mr. Finch (Or Bowes, or Sheen)?

Date: 2013-06-03 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Our high high school version of How to Succeed had a version of Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean in it, which is where I first heard it. That was well before Pitney-Bowes revived the song.

Date: 2013-06-03 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Did he adopt "Pierrepont" or "P{ierpont," as in J. Pierpont Morgan?

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