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
Did You Know?
At the time the pilot was shot, the part of Trudy hadn't been cast. When Campbell speaks to her on the phone, the photo on his desk is actually of series creator Matthew Weiner's mother. See more
This episode takes place in 1960. The railroad station at Ossining is shown decorated with a mark of an "M" on a circle. I presume that this is the mark of the Metro North commuter railroad. But, in 1960, Ossining was on the New York Central railroad. See more
Dr. Emerson's a dream, isn't he?
He seemed nice.
He has a place in South Hampton. I'm not saying that I've seen it, but it's beautiful.
Written by Juan Tizol
Performed by Gordon Jenkins
Background music heard near the end of the story, while Don Draper is traveling on his way home See more