"Mad Men" Love Among the Ruins (TV Episode 2009) Poster

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Margaret's wedding invitation has the date of November 23, 1963 which is one day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated
William, Betty's brother, suggests that their father be admitted to "the Parker House, halfway between us and New Brunswick" after his recent strokes and memory loss. The Parker House was a nursing facility since 1907 and well known and respected in the area of central New Jersey.
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!"
Peggy is (secretly) an admirer of Ann-Margaret's performance in Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Ann-Margaret's birth name, Ann-Margret Olsson, is quite close to Peggy's given name, Margaret Olson.
Don's upcoming love interest, Suzanne Farrell, first seen in this episode, is named for the great ballerina Suzanne Farrell who danced for George Balanchine's New York City Ballet in the '60s.
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