Mad Men: Season 3, Episode 4

The Arrangements (6 Sep. 2009)

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Don has reservations about a misguided potential client who wants to sell jai alai as the "new national pastime." Meanwhile, Sal produces the "Patio" television commercial, Peggy searches for a roommate, and Betty's father passes away.

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At the Draper house, Gene is indulging his grandchildren against Don and Betty's wishes. Gene wants to discuss his death arrangements with Betty, which distresses her. And Gene's presence in general is making Don think about his own parents. But these issues with Gene and the Drapers take a major turn. Meanwhile, Peggy decides to move from Brooklyn to Manhattan, being able to do so only if she finds a roommate. She dreads telling her mother about this decision. Her roommate ad in the paper is the brunt of jokes within the office. Joan is an unexpected source of support for Peggy. With work, Pete brings in a new account, that from his college chum, Horace Cook, Jr. - HoHo to his friends. He wants to promote the sport of jai alai, and is willing to pay a large sum for its promotion. Don knows that Horace Cook, Sr. is a close friend of Bertram's and wants to make sure that Cook Sr. is aware of what his son is doing with the family money. With the Patio Cola account, Sal is a last minute ... Written by Huggo

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During the prank phone call that Peggy receives, the pranker says that she needs to be near a hospital because she has burns on her face. This statement references the character that Elisabeth Moss played in Girl, Interrupted, who had severe burns on her face. See more »

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Grandpa Gene is rummaging through his WWI memorabilia and tells Bobby how he shot a German soldier in the head and kept his helmet as a souvenir. However, the helmet is the old style Prussian helmet (Pickelhaube) with the spike on top. These helmets were quickly found to be ineffective and by the time the US entered the war, these helmets had been replaced with steel helmets, so it's not something the German soldier would have been wearing. See more »

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Ken Cosgrove: Don, George Caan dropped out of Patio to direct a picture in L.A.
Don Draper: I look forward to his average work. Replace him.
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Spoofs Bye Bye Birdie (1963) See more »

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