The new Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has been in business for one year, and it as a business is still floundering. They still have Lucky Strike as their big account, but all other clients account for a small proportion of total revenue. For every new innovative campaign they do, such as the recent television commercial for Glo-Coat, they have problems with another client. For example, Peggy, Pete and Joey are working on a campaign for Sugarberry Ham, and they feel they need to come up with a publicity stunt to replace the non-existent media budget, the stunt which they don't clear with Don and which goes slightly awry. And Don refuses to compromise his creative stance to kowtow to potential new clients. The company is housed in a small office that is not well furnished - it doesn't even have a conference table, the circle of chairs acting as the conference area they tell their clients is to foster dialogue. Don is being interviewed for Ad-Age Magazine, which the other partners trust ... Written by
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Don's date, Bethany, mentions the death of Andrew Goodman. This is a reference to the real-life murder of three civil rights workers, James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Henry Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 21, 1964. Chaney (from Mississippi) and Schwerner and Goodman (from New York) had been working to register voters in Neshoba County, Mississippi when they were arrested on trumped-up charges, released and then shot to death soon after and buried in hopes their bodies would not be found. After the state would not try the case, there was a federal prosecution that resulted (in 1967) in no prison sentence over 6 years for any of the conspirators to murder the three men (the presiding judge told a reporter, "they killed one nigger, one Jew, and a white man [though in fact, both Goodman and Schwerner were Jewish]. I gave them all what I thought they deserved.") On June 21, 2005 (the 41st anniversary of the murders), the Klansman who was widely believed to have been the ringleader of the crimes, Edgar Ray "Preacher" Killen, was convicted of three counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 60 years in prison. See also the trivia page for Mississippi Burning
(which was loosely based on the Goodman-Chaney-Schwerner murders). See more
Don Draper tells the the 2nd reporter that he "walked into Lane Price's office" and told Price to fire him. The firing (in the final installment of Season 3) actually took place in Draper's office. Draper probably deliberately changed the location of the event in order to make the story he told the reporter more dramatic. See more
[Regarding a dud marketing trial using four supermarkets to sell a new ham
Two of their test markets are in Jewish neighborhoods. They're idiots.
Written by John D. Loudermilk
Performed by The Nashville Teens
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