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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Lisa Albert
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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The album which they are listening to in Pete's office is by Bob Newhart. See more »

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At various stages of the discussion between Peter Campbell and his wife regarding the purchase of their co-op apartment, they discuss down payments and mortgages. In 1960, the buyer would have been expected to pay the total amount up front for a co-op. See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: Remember when I told you about Pete Campbell's last day? It's today.
Roger Sterling: What'd he do?
Don Draper: While we were busting our asses on the Bethelem Steel account he was at the Regis Hotel pitching copy. His copy!
Roger Sterling: That little snot!
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Liebesträume No. 3
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Liszt
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20 July 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Mad Men

Mad Men; one of the most acclaimed series by critics, loved by the fans and buzzed at the award shows, is a character driven series created by Matthew Weiner depicting the inner world of an ad agencies set in '60s in New York. The writing is sharp, elaborative, adaptive and exquisite that keeps the audience tangled in its not-so-likable and faulty world on the edge of their seat.

It is rich on technical aspects like projecting the chemistry among the characters, stunning cinematography, beautiful camera work, references mentioned in the conversations and the classic tone of the series that makes it supremely watchable.

The primary reason why the series stands alone is not only its nature to work in a metaphorical way but to weave out a poem from the sequence, is the genuine soul behind it that attains a certain closure in each episode. The performance objective is score majestically by the cast especially by the protagonist Jon Hamm who is supported convincingly by the cast like Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and John Slattery.

The practical conversations, the whistle-blowing dialogues, three-dimensional characters, excellent execution, finely detailed set-pieces, alluring costume design are the high points of the series that helps it enter the major league.

Season 01

The first act is aptly written and executed that flaunts its skills through various sequences whether it be then office politics, emotional drama, love track, business tactics or thought-provoking policies which depicts the wide range of the series that it not only attempts to reach but grasps it and holds it throughout the course of it.

New Amsterdam

It not only offers palpable surrounding to its supporting cast but breeds essential ingredients for it provide equitable taste that is nutrient and juicy with a perfect amount of balance not overpowering any of its dependent material.


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