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The Benefactor 

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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10 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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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When Betsy is talking with her riding companion outside of the stables, her chinstrap alternates between being under her chin and above the brim of her riding hat throughout the same conversation. See more »

Quotes

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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References Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937) See more »

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Lollipops And Roses
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Written by Anthony Velona
Performed by Jack Jones
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