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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Show creator Matt Weiner told interviewer Terry Gross that he included the detail of the "Advertising Age" reporter having a wooden leg because he was "basically hoping that on some subconscious level people would understand that this was Don's life - that what's left of his life is a phantom limb." See more
Roger is shown from both front and back in an early scene in which he is trying to convince Don to go on a date with one of his wife's friends. When filmed from the front, Roger's right hand is buried in his pants pocket. When filmed from the rear, Roger's right hand is down by his side. See more
Bethany Van Nuys
Don, I wanna lift a shadow off this evening. I know this is your first date.
First that Roger was involved in.
Bethany Van Nuys
Oh, of course, I'm sure. It's just... I'm breaking a lot of my rules, seeing a divorced man. But Jane has made you her personal cause.
And there are so many real problems in the world.
Written by John D. Loudermilk
Performed by The Nashville Teens
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