It's May 25, 1965, the date of two milestones. First, it's the much anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay. All of the guys from the office are planning on watching the fight at the Loews movie theater, making a night out of it with dinner and drinks beforehand, with Roger and Don having work plans with the Ponds clients before the match. And second, it's Peggy's twenty-sixth birthday. She receives an initially intriguing birthday present from Duck, the present which she quickly realizes is less substantial than at first glance. But it ends up not being the greatest birthday for her when she and Don butt heads over the latest campaign for Samsonite, this argument for Peggy an extension of her recent negative feelings toward Don. But working on the campaign, which makes Peggy miss her birthday dinner with Mark (the dinner which for Mark is more important than he initially lets on) and Don miss both his work function with Roger and the fight, leads ...
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When Peggy helps the inebriated Don to the restroom so he can throw up, she pauses for a moment, trying to decide if it's worse for her to go into the men's room, or to take Don into the ladies room. This gag almost didn't make it into the show. In order for it to work, both restroom doors had to be visible in a single shot. This meant that a set would have to be constructed, and the producers were hesitant to spend the money building a new set for a single scene. Ultimately it was decided that the gag was funny enough to warrant the expense. See more
[Presenting an idea to Don
We thought that Samsonite is this very rare element, this mythical substance, the hardest on earth, and we see an adventurer leaping through a cave.
Is this a substance much like bullshit?
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel See more