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Long Weekend 

It's Labor Day weekend and most of the men are sending their wives away for a few days. Don Draper's wife Betty is dreading the thought, as her father and his new girlfriend, whom she ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Hunter

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Matthew Weiner (created by), Bridget Bedard | 3 more credits »
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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
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
Talia Balsam ... Mona Sterling
Ryan Cutrona ... Gene Driscoll
Allan Miller ... Abraham Menken
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It's Labor Day weekend and most of the men are sending their wives away for a few days. Don Draper's wife Betty is dreading the thought, as her father and his new girlfriend, whom she detests, will be staying with them. With the election approaching, the team at Sterling Cooper is gloomy since the Nixon campaign has not been following their advice. Roger Sterling was hoping to spend Friday night with Joan Holloway but having just seen the movie The Apartment (1960), she is feeling a bit used. She plans a night on the town with her old college friend who has some surprising information for her. Don and Roger invite twin sisters from a casting call to join them for a drink but things go badly for Roger who suffers a serious heart attack. After the incident Don ends up spending the night with Rachel Menken where he reveals a lot of his inner self. 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:

27 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Joan's apartment which is just about the only set from season 1 to last until the final season. Some of the final scenes of the series take place there. See more »

Goofs

When Bertram Cooper asks Joan to help send out telegrams, he dictates names and addresses while she sits at a typewriter typing telegrams to be sent. In real life, telegrams were created either one of two ways: going to the Western Union office and writing the telegram or telephoning Western Union and dictating it. They were not typed out and mailed like postal mail, the way this scene intimates. To be period accurate Joan should have picked up the telephone and read off names of recipients and the body of the message. See more »

Quotes

Paul Kinsey: [singing] Ethel, go get the icepick / That Nixon guy is on TV again.
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References Howdy Doody (1954) See more »

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Kennedy Campaign Song
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dashing for my taste..
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.

Long Weekend

It is brutal, accurate and deeply challenged with the inner insight through character's perspective that breeds healthy development and unhealthy mistakes leaving the audience thinking twice before stepping out in the real world.


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