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"Mad Men" The Mountain King (2008)

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19 October 2008 (Season 2, Episode 12)
Don drops off the Sterling Cooper radar and visits the wife of the man whose identity he stole. Back at the office, Bert and Roger consider the merger offer, Peggy makes a play for a real office, and Peter loses his father-in-law's account. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Confusing and Over-Rated, but Good Anyway See more (1 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Alan Taylor 
Writing credits
Matthew Weiner (created by)

Matthew Weiner (written by) &
Robin Veith (written by)

Produced by
Lisa Albert .... supervising producer
Scott Hornbacher .... co-executive producer
David Isaacs .... consulting producer
André Jacquemetton .... supervising producer (as Andre Jacquemetton)
Maria Jacquemetton .... supervising producer
Blake McCormick .... producer
Marti Noxon .... consulting producer
Marcy Patterson .... associate producer
Dwayne L. Shattuck .... co-producer (as Dwayne Shattuck)
Matthew Weiner .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Carbonara 
Cinematography by
Chris Manley  (as Christopher Manley)
Film Editing by
Cindy Mollo 
Casting by
Carrie Audino 
Laura Schiff 
Production Design by
Dan Bishop 
Art Direction by
Christopher Brown 
Costume Design by
Janie Bryant  (as Katherine Jane Bryant)
Makeup Department
Corinna Liebel .... makeup artist
Ron Pipes .... key makeup artist
Katherine Rees .... key hair stylist
Debra Schrey .... makeup artist
Debbie Zoller .... makeup department head
Production Management
Dwayne L. Shattuck .... unit production manager (as Dwayne Shattuck)
Nathaniel Smith .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Hobin .... first assistant director
Lisa M. Rowe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Steve Burnes .... propmaker
Sean Lyons .... lead scenic
Geoffrey Mandel .... graphic designer
Gay Perello .... property master
Jill Rolie-December .... buyer (as Jill Rolie)
Keith Sale .... leadman
Shanna Starzyk .... assistant art director
Jenna Sylvester .... buyer
Isabelle Trichard .... art department coordinator
Florencia Martin .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Mayor .... property production assistant (uncredited)
Ben Page .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr editor
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
Peter Bentley .... sound mixer
David Holmes .... second boom operator
John Matter .... assistant sound editor
Carey Milbradt .... foley mixer
Magic A. Moreno .... Digital Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator (as Chris Sposa)
Ayako Yamauchi .... dubbing: Audio Engineer
Special Effects by
Shannon J. Thompson .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Alfredo Tognetti .... digital compositor
Jason Wilson .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Peewee Piemonte .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer
Michael D. Anderson .... electrician
Craig Cooper .... best boy grip
Andrae Crawford .... second assistant camera
Tom Derose .... rigging gaffer
Louie Escobar .... grip
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Denis Moran .... camera operator
Pat O'Mara .... key grip
Jaim O'Neil .... lighting technician
David Parker .... rigging grip
Kelly Simpson .... assistant camera (2008)
Penny Sprague .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Animation Department
Jeremy Cox .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Michele Watkins .... coordinator: opening titles (uncredited)
Casting Department
Christina Mullin .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Carleton .... set costumer
Tiger Curran .... wardrobe intern
J.R. Hawbaker .... costumer
Jennifer Ireland .... set costumer
Antonina Lerch .... costume cutter/fitter (as Antonina Grib)
Tiffany White Stanton .... costumer (as Tiffany White)
Editorial Department
Darcie Cebula .... post-production coordinator
Christopher Gay .... assistant editor
Heather Goodwin .... assistant editor
Mace Johnson .... colorist
Scott Little .... post-production assistant
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Daniel Yang .... dailies color assist
Location Management
R. Scott Poole .... location manager
Danny Wilson .... assistant location manager
Danny Wilson .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Jay Faires .... music executive
Jeanne Fay .... music clearance
James T. Hill .... music scoring mixer
Tim Perrine .... orchestrator
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Brittany Whyte .... music coordinator
Russell Scott Ziecker .... music executive
Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... transportation coordinator
Brenda Ryan .... driver
Moore Brian .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Erik J. Carpenter .... set production assistant
Ladonna Conard .... production accountant
Jeremy Cox .... designer: opening titles
Steve Fuller .... title designer
Mark Gardner .... title designer
Kater Gordon .... writing assistant
John Hampian .... assistant production coordinator
Brett Johnson .... script coordinator
Steven J. Kung .... assistant: producer (as Steven Kung)
Deborah Ricketts .... archive researcher
Tim Rogers .... production assistant
Christine Sanders .... first assistant accountant
Carson Stroup .... accounting clerk
Suzanne C. Swindle .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor)
Robin Veith .... staff writer
Ben Waesche .... production coordinator
Ric Wolfe .... stage manager: studio segments
Cara McKenney .... main title producer (uncredited)
Bernadette Valer .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Christina Wayne .... network executive (uncredited)

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Argentina:48 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This episode's title takes its name from the piece that Anna Draper's young piano student is practicing when Don enters Anna's house: "In the Hall of the Mountain King," one of the pieces of music that Edvard Grieg originally wrote for Henrik Ibsen's 1876 play Peer Gynt.See more »
Continuity: Joan places the bouquet of roses on her desk pointing towards Don's office and then enters it. When she exists the office, the roses are pointing away from Don's office.See more »
Ken Cosgrove:Who wants a Popsicle when it's snowing ?
Salvatore Romano:Don't they sell enough during the summer ?
Peggy Olson:Obviously not.
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Confusing and Over-Rated, but Good Anyway, 7 August 2016
Author: Timothy Borowiec from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

People seem to think this is one of the best episodes of "Mad Men." I disagree.

Don't get me wrong, I love Mad Men. If I didn't, I would've taken away more than two stars. And this is a good episode, it just isn't even near Mad Men standards. And the main reason for that is the fact that it fails to captivate. It's Don's last day in California, and he visits the wife of the man who's identity he stole.

The other thing is that it is extremely confusing. It's actually one of the most confusing episodes of television I've ever seen. Throughout the whole episode, I didn't know if it was a flash-back, or if it was only half a flash-back, or if he was lying or telling the truth... I got it eventually, but I only got it when I read the full summary on IMDb. The episode offered no help. It felt like Inception, only actually MORE confusing. At least to me.

But, with that being said, everything else about this episode is great. In particular, the two people who did the best job are Alan Taylor, the director, and Jon Hamm (Don Draper). The final shot in particular stands out from the crowd as being (so far), the most memorable shot in the show.

Even though it's great, it's one of the worst episodes in the second season. But that's not a statement about "Mountain King." That's a statement about how good "Mad Men" is.

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