One of the major sub-plots to last weeks episode was the return of Don’s ex-wife Betty Draper Francis, in particular her sudden weight gain. In the episode, Betty’s mother-in-law suggests she go to the doctor for diet pills. When she goes, the doctor finds a lump on her throat, pointing to potential thyroid cancer. The diagnosis turns out to be benign, but it does underscore the potential cause of her weight gain. Betty was seen on the show chowing down Bugles and ice cream.
The episode has led to an account on Twitter @FatBettyFrancis, spoofing the characters portly physique. Here are the top ten tweets.
If anyone has a good method for getting powdered sugar into their cigarettes, let me know, because I’m making a mess.
Making light of the health concerns associated with weight gain will no doubt cause some people to be offended, especially when the weight gain could be contributed to a thyroid problem, something out of the character’s control. What do you think? Is it just harmless fun or have they gone too far?