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New Amsterdam 

Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Lisa Albert
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway (credit only)
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Maggie Siff ... Rachel Menken
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Darby Stanchfield ... Helen Bishop
Christopher Allport ... Andrew Campbell
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
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Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate politics. Pete's wife wants to buy a Manhattan apartment but he has to approach his cold and distant parents for a loan. Pete's in-laws, however, are more forthcoming. Written by garykmcd

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the episode, it is suggested that a client go see the musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Later, Don and Roger grumble about how even in biblical times there were probably men complaining about kids. While not specifically mentioned, the musical features a song called "What's the Matter with Kids Today?" See more »

Goofs

Pete and Trudy's new apartment is at Park Ave. and 82nd. At the end, Pete looks out the apartment window on a view of Central Park that is impossible from that location. He's looking from the top of the Park, directly south, as though he's on 110th (or higher) between 5th Ave. and 8th Ave. (which encompass the width of the Park). With this impossible view, Pete takes in a nighttime skyline that includes the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building; this is the New York equivalent of "all windows in Paris look out on the Eiffel Tower." See more »

Quotes

[Don Draper pours a drink]
Roger Sterling: I bet daily friendship with that bottle attracts more people to advertising than any salary you could dream of.
Don Draper: That's why I got in.
Roger Sterling: So enjoy it.
Don Draper: [drinks] I'm doing my best here.
Roger Sterling: [scoffs] No, you're not. You don't know how to drink. Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation we drink because it's good. Because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar. Because we deserve it. We drink because it's what men do.
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Manhattan
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
heard at the end of the story, through the closing credits
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'Can I have some of your hair?'
5 September 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

New Amsterdam, the 4th episode in the series, continues the amazing stride of the show. This is coming from someone who is currently watching the 4th season, and the changes some of the characters have gone through is amazing. Jon Hamm plays Don much lighter in this season than in the later ones, as does Betty. January Jones is a brilliant actress who's character transformation from this sweet, quiet Betty Draper persona to what will become a cold-hearted, mentally abused mother in Seasons 3 and especially 4 is really astounding, but it comes to prove how much people can change by how their lives are affected. In a way it is quite brilliant how I am looking back and catching up with this first season (since I started watching from season 2) but I am able to characterize things and appreciate them more.


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