In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Written by
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One of the themes of this episode (and the first season) is the general atmosphere of anti-semitism that pervades the main characters' attitudes and lives. This is referred to both overtly, as when Draper tells Sterling that the firm has never hired a Jew "on my watch," and subtlety, as when the hors d'oeuvre served to Rachel Mencken at her first meeting is shrimp cocktail (shellfish is forbidden under Jewish dietary laws, but since nobody at Sterling Cooper has even rudimentary knowledge of Judaism, they obliviously serve Rachel shrimp anyway). See more
In March, 1960 Don Draper says "It's not like there's a magic machine that makes identical copies of things." The Xerox copier was introduced in 1959. See more
A man like you I'd follow into combat blindfolded, and I wouldn't be the first. Am I right, buddy?
Let's take it a little slower. I don't want to wake up pregnant.
On the Street Where You Live
Words by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vic Damone
heard during closing credits See more