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Domestic bliss in the 1950s (TV, Ideas and Concepts)

"Where's my martini, and why don't I smell pot roast?"

The 1950s was a time when many a man would expect to come home from work to a wife who had his drink and his dinner ready for him. Whilst not a direct quote from a specific show, Logan's opening gambit as he arrives "home" to find Duncan and Veronica making out on the couch reflects the lifestyle most commonly associated with television sitcoms of the time, the type of shows so successfully satirized in Pleasantville. This century, such a demand is more likely to be met with something rather fruitier than a "Here you are, dear."

2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"

"What's really worse? Getting girls to undress in front of a two-way mirror, or getting them to dress like a '50s vacuum ad first?"

In the decade after the Rosie the Riveter campaign gave women some well-deserved empowerment, early television ads put the fairer sex back in their place — as perfectly groomed, eager-to-please wives and mothers who wanted nothing more than a clean, brightly-colored home and a wardrobe full of their Sunday best. Is Veronica entering a sorority or Stepford? You be the judge

3.02 "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week"
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