Pete Campbell and Peggy Olsen start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois Saddler, takes a liking to Salvatore Romano but his own interests seem to lie elsewhere. Don Draper gets an unexpected bonus from Bert Cooper and wants to take Midge on a surprise trip to Paris. She seems too involved with her beatnik friends however. Don reflects on his unhappy childhood and in flashbacks he reveals some life lessons he learned early on when a hobo spent the day working on the family farm in exchange for a meal. Written by
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The $2500 bonus check Don gets is roughly equivalent to $18,000 in 2011 dollars. See more
In a flashback scene the hobo shows young Don (Dick) some hobo "codes". He draws one that looks like two W's and says "That means watch out for the nasty dog." The camera cuts to his face as he speaks, then back to a different set of W's as he continues. See more
I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent.
References The Wizard of Oz
Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
Written by Joaquín Rodrigo
Performed by Miles Davis
record played during Midge's pot party See more