“Maybe she wants to look like Haley Mills,” Don Draper’s nurse friend says optimistically after Sally chops off random bits of her hair. Yes! Exactly. I too had an obsession with Haley after watching The Parent Trap at a friend’s sleepover. I thought she was the coolest, prettiest, classiest girl ever. I was in love. I lived a sheltered life.
But wait. What happened next was more like Lindsay Lohan, post-Parent Trap remake. The chopped hair’s all Haley, but I don’t remember anyone “playing with themself” in that movie. Or at any of my sleepovers.
Cutting your hair gets you a slap in the face from Betty. Bored masturbation in front of your sleeping friend will get you a trip to the shrink.
As much as I love Sally though, this is, I think, my favourite Mad Men visual ever: Peggy on a red motorcycle driving in circles around a sound stage.