Mad Men: Season 2, Episode 3

The Benefactor (10 Aug. 2008)

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Harry tries to gather support around a controversial sponsorship in order to bolster his career. When Don ditches work for a day, trouble brews on the set of a commercial. Later, Betty ... See full summary »

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Harry tries to gather support around a controversial sponsorship in order to bolster his career. When Don ditches work for a day, trouble brews on the set of a commercial. Later, Betty joins her husband when he attempts to placate his clients with an amicable dinner. Written by Anonymous

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The French "arthouse" film that Don watches in this episode has not been definitively identified. According to series creator Matthew Weiner, "It's a very rare French film. A film by a famous director. I won't tell you the name. I won't say the title. I'll never tell. Because I don't have the rights to it." The best clue to the film's identity is the poem we hear recited during the excerpt shown: "Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis" ("Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past"), written by medieval French poet Francois Villon. See more »

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While the series is set in New York state, a palm tree is briefly visible behind Betty Draper during the initial scene at the riding stables. The series is filmed in California. See more »

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Bobbie Barrett: Okay, if that's what you want.
Don Draper: What do you want?
Bobbie Barrett: So. It's that kind of phone call, is it? Where are you?
Don Draper: In my home. With my children.
Bobbie Barrett: Really? I like being bad and then going home and being good. I'll see you Monday. Have a wonderful weekend.
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