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The Hobo Code 

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olsen start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Chris Provenzano
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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 (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Maggie Siff ... Rachel Menken (credit only)
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Midge Daniels
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
Paul Schulze ... Hobo
Ian Bohen ... Roy Hazelitt
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
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Storyline

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olsen start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois Saddler, takes a liking to Salvatore Romano but his own interests seem to lie elsewhere. Don Draper gets an unexpected bonus from Bert Cooper and wants to take Midge on a surprise trip to Paris. She seems too involved with her beatnik friends however. Don reflects on his unhappy childhood and in flashbacks he reveals some life lessons he learned early on when a hobo spent the day working on the family farm in exchange for a meal. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

6 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director Phil Abraham had previously been the director of photography on the first five episodes of the series. See more »

Goofs

In a flashback scene the hobo shows young Don (Dick) some hobo "codes". He draws one that looks like two W's and says "That means watch out for the nasty dog." The camera cuts to his face as he speaks, then back to a different set of W's as he continues. See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent.
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Connections

References Marty (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
Series theme music played over opening credits
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20 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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.

The Hobo Code

Fueled by the protagonist's past, the episode drives into a dark zone with a wiser approach and higher concept that is suavely set in the middle of "love" conflicts among the office and the justifying actions that it latter breeds.


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