Mad Men (2007–2015)
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Love Among the Ruins 

Don is brought in to save the day for a P.R. campaign involving the building of the new Madison Square Garden, only to have the rug pulled out from under him. At home, Betty argues with her brother over how to care for their sick father.


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There's trouble in both the Sterling and Hofstadt families. With the Sterlings, Roger's daughter Margaret informs him that she doesn't want his wife, Jane, at her wedding, Margaret being ashamed that her step-mother is the same age as her. With the Hofstadts, Gene's Alzheimer's is getting worse, and his wife Gloria has left him. As such, Betty and her brother William have to make some decisions about what to do with their father. William gets some unsolicited and unwanted advice in this matter. At the office, two accounts are on the minds of the executives. One is for Patio Cola, Pepsi's diet soda. Pepsi wants to go with an Ann-Margret Bye Bye Birdie (1963) feel. Peggy does not agree with this approach. Despite that, Peggy is feeling in an Ann-Margret spirit in her personal life. The other has Don trying to win the business of the town's new planned multi-purpose facility, Madison Square Gardens. Don gets some bad and unexpected news on this front. Written by Huggo

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23 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Don passes Gene's bedroom and sees him sitting on the bed getting ready to go to bed. Don says "You're an old Army man. Drop your socks and grab... something.", whereupon Gene starts laughing. Don, who was also in the Army, has made a joke based on an ages-old military ritual in which sergeants would wake up their sleeping soldiers in the morning by yelling "Drop your cocks and grab your socks!" See more »


After seeing Ann-Margret sing Bye Bye Birdie on film, Sal Romano remarks that he'd seen Susan Watson do "it" (presumably meaning same number) on Broadway but opines that she couldn't begin to measure up to Ann-Margret; in reality, the title tune was written especially for movie and was never performed by Watson on stage. See more »


Don Draper: In the interest of time, you want to demolish Penn Station and New York hates it.
Edgar Raffit: Not all of New York - A vocal minority.
Don Draper: Can they stop it?
Edgar Raffit: Well, I think all the hubbub is making it unpleasant for...
Don Draper: [interrupts] But they can't stop it, can they?
Edgar Raffit: Why do you people insist on making us sound like villains?
Don Draper: Your concern over public opinion shows a guilty conscience. What good is that serving you if what is to be done is already under way?
Edgar Raffit: So let's say I don't have a guilty conscience.
Don Draper: Good. And ...
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References Metropolis (1927) See more »


Oyster Girls
Music by Brian Gulland and Robert White
[Plays during the Maypole dance scene.]
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Joan Harris thrilled me!!!
3 May 2017 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

My brother gave me this third season...l though well let's see this show even been a second hand box...when l watched the first episode l found it very interesting mainly because the series is settled in the sixties, where the people used to smoke to much,women wants work and all those women's costumers very unique from that decade and the beauty Joan Harris who is woman's dream of the sixties with big breast and very very sexy...anyway this kind of environment thrilled me...this episode is low that previous but still good....let's see next one!!!

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