Mad Men: Season 3, Episode 11

The Gypsy and the Hobo (25 Oct. 2009)

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An old flame and potential client reenters Roger Sterling's life, Joan's husband searches for a new job, and Don finally comes clean to Betty about his true identity.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Campbell (credit only)
Salvatore Romano (credit only)
Paul Kinsey (credit only)
Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
Harry Crane (credit only)


Two women from Roger's past reenter his life. The first is Annabelle Mathis, a former lover from twenty years earlier. Her business, Caldicott Farms, specializes in horse meat for dog food. She is looking to advertising firms to help save her business, the industry which has received bad publicity because of the movie The Misfits (1961). Annabelle may not be able to separate her professional and personal relationship with Roger. The second is Joan, who calls him to help her look for a well paying job in light of Greg's professional situation. Joan knows that she can't get her old job back, but wants something more lucrative than being just a secretary or a sales clerk. At home, Joan is feeling frustrated with Greg's lack of focus on what he will do with his professional life. Ultimately, Greg makes an extreme decision. At the Draper household, the kids are looking forward to Halloween, while their parents have more pressing matters. Betty takes the children back to Philadelphia so ... Written by Huggo

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Bert: The Misfits, the movie, Clark Gable, it was about horses being turned into dog food. The Misfits was a movie that came out in 1961 which was the last movie for both of the leading stars, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. It tells the story of an aging ex-cowboy prone to gambling and surviving on mustang rustling. He sells the horses to slaughterhouses for the manufacture of dog food. See more »


In the scene where Betty is in Don's study as she slumps into his chair you can see some of the book titles on the shelf behind her. One of the books is a book club edition collection of the first three books in "The Corps" series by W.E.B. Griffin. The first book in the series wasn't published until 1986, 23 years after this episode takes place. See more »


Researcher: [Annabelle Mathis and the Sterling Cooper creatives are watching a focus group of three dog owners and a researcher through the two-way mirror] How would you describe your dog's temperament?
Griffon Woman: [through mirror] She's picky and, ah, she's nervous sometimes, but she's very smart.
Researcher: [through mirror] And yours?
Mutt Man: [through mirror] He's independent, you know? He knows what he likes. He's pretty hard to fool.
Smitty: My God, they're describing themselves.
Don Draper: This your first group?
Researcher: [through mirror] What if I told you your ...
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Where Is Love?
(From "Oliver!")
Performed by Alberta Hunter
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