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Is Don Draper D.B. Cooper?

With Man Men coming to an end in a few weeks, conspiracy theories are everywhere. A popular one is that ad man Don Draper is actually mysterious hijacker D.B. Cooper. Does this theory have merit?

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last 24 hours | dailymail.c
Is this how Mad Men ends? Don Draper may turn out to be infamous hijacker DB Cooper on final episode of AMC drama

"...The latest episode of the show, sees Don driving West with a final frame of him looking with longing at a plane in the sky. The real life hijacking originated in Oregon, making Don geographically all that much closer to a possible conclusion as DB Cooper...." see full article


925 days ago | idigitaltimes
'Mad Men' Series Finale Predictions: 8 Radical Theories About Show's Ending
"...In the show, there are several aviation references from ad clients to props. This, coupled with the fact that Don is no stranger at adopting a new identity, leads conspiracy theorists to believe that Don will turn out to be D.B. Cooper...." see full article


925 days ago | southcarolinasc
Is this how Mad Men ends? Don Draper may turn out to be infamous hijacker DB Cooper on final episode of AMC drama
"...The hijacking of Northwest Airlines flight 305 in 1975 by the well known DB Cooper (a fake name) has baffled authorities for over 40 years And it appears creator Matthew Weiner may have one more magic trick up his sleeve in order to make Draper finally disappear, tying his vast web of quasi historical threads in to a neat bow.  ..." see full article


925 days ago | salon
Mad Men spoilers, conspiracy theories, and blatant fan service denied: Matthew Weiner will keep teasing us to the bittersweet end

"...In particular, Weiner paid lip service to the D.B. Cooper theory making the rounds namely, that Don Draper will turn out to be the infamous airplane hijacker and hearing it come out of Weiner's mouth, it seemed bizarre (at least to my ears) that we could ever have thought a creator known for his subtle sleight of hand would ever pull a rabbit-out-a-hat move like that one...." see full article


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925 days ago | people
A High-Flying Exit? This Mad Men Theory from 2 Years Ago May Just Be Right

"...Why? Bert Cooper (Robert Morse), who died earlier in season 7, reappeared as a ghost Sunday, just as Don was hitting the road to travel west. And as the Daily Beast specified, it looks like Mad Men will end its plot in 1971 the same year as D.B. Cooper's infamous flight. ..." see full article


925 days ago | fusion
Is Don Draper really mysterious plane hijacker D.B. Cooper?
"...Of course, there's a lot that doesn't match up here. Strictly in terms of appearance, Cooper was quite short, with curly hair and a J.C. Penney clip-on tie. Can you imagine Don, under any circumstances, wearing a J.C. Penney clip-on tie, let alone assembling explosives?..." see full article


925 days ago | boingboing
Mad Men endgame theory: Don Draper is D.B. Cooper
"...In the episode that aired Sunday, Don is sitting in a meeting and realizing his career has hit a dead end. He gazes longingly through the window at a jet. The final season of Mad Men takes place in 1972, the same year of the D.B. Cooper incident...." see full article


925 days ago | slate
Will Don Draper Become D.B. Cooper?

"...My first instinct was no way. The Mad Men vibe just doesn't jibe with who Dan Cooper was on that plane. Mad Men it seems like they try to capture this glamorized version of the '50s and '60s advertising culture. Like a three martini lunch, a three gulp martini drinker. And Cooper was not that. He was a little bit of a schlub...." see full article


925 days ago | blogs.wsj
Matthew Weiner Addresses DB Cooper Theory; Shows 'Exclusive' 'Mad Men ... - Wall Street Journal (blog)
"...Although he didn't directly debunk it, the fact that the notoriously tight-lipped showrunner was even willing to talk about it most likely means Don is not going to become D.B. Cooper ghostly run-ins with Robert Morse's Bert Cooper on his road to nowhere notwithstanding...." see full article


925 days ago | boingboing
Mad Men endgame theory: Don Draper is DB Cooper - Boing Boing
"...In the episode that aired Sunday, Don is sitting in a meeting and realizing his career has hit a dead end. He gazes longingly through the window at a jet...." see full article


926 days ago | thedailybeast
Did This Woman Predict Mad Mens Ending Two Years Ago? - Daily Beast

"...Don's former boss on the show is named Bert Cooper, and he was one of the only characters to know that Don is working under someone else's identity. Bert Cooper famously didn't care upon finding out about the identity shift dispelling Don's greatest fear and shooed Don out of his office...." see full article


927 days ago | chicagotribune
Is Don Draper DB Cooper? - Chicago Tribune

"...The still-unknown skyjacker was calm and steely, like Draper, when he announced he had a bomb in his briefcase. But he was also considerate, like Draper, when he allowed passengers to disembark when the flight landed in Seattle for him to pick up the cash and parachutes he demanded...." see full article



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