Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate politics. Pete's wife wants to buy a Manhattan apartment but he has to approach his cold and distant parents for a loan. Pete's in-laws, however, are more forthcoming. Written by
Did You Know?
The main account in this episode was Bethlehem Steel. During this time, the steel company was enjoying some of its best profits due to construction. The CEO of Bethlehem steel was one of the highest paid CEOs in the late 50's. This was mainly due to lack of competition as most of the steel plants in other countries were leveled after World War 2. Some of the buildings they built were: Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, Hoover Dam, and the Golden Gate Bridge. See more
Pete & Trudy's new apartment is referred to as being at 83rd Street and Park Avenue, yet the interior shots of the apartment show that it is clearly of post WW2 architecture. All of the residential buildings at that intersection are of pre-WW2 design and construction. (Pre-war apartments were generally considered to be much more desirable, especially along Park Avenue.) See more
[talking about Pete Campbell
He's essential to the process. We're probably luckier to have him than you are.
Oh I doubt that.
Well, maybe you're right.
References The Real McCoys
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
heard at the end of the story, through the closing credits See more