In what may be one of the most profound videos ever put together, YouTube user Musicvideosthatsuck has compiled a video highlighting all of the times Mad Men character and serious power player Don Draper has uttered the word “What?” Now I’m not suggesting this video will change your life but it will give you a good idea as to the power of one word and also the skills of the actor who portrays Draper on the show: potential Superman Jon Hamm.
Even if you’re not really interested in writing, acting or much of anything else, you still have to appreciate the power of one word. In all the situations he gets into and all the people he deals with Draper wields the word “What” as a weapon, a punchline, an insult or in whatever way will make him come out on top in said situation.
As a person who appreciates good writing and good performances I can certainly appreciate this kind of thing. Made even easier, of course, when someone takes the time to put a video like this together for all to see and appreciate. Okay, enough from me, let’s get to the video — after the break of course. What?