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The Doorway, Part 1 

Don and Megan take a trip to Hawaii for the holidays, Sally's friend visits the Francis family, a comedian torpedoes Peggy's Super Bowl ad campaign, and Roger gets some bad news about his mother.


Scott Hornbacher


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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 Francis
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Kevin Rahm ... Ted Chaough (credit only)
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Ben Feldman ... Michael Ginsberg
Mason Vale Cotton ... Bobby Draper
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper


It's December 1967 and Don is in Hawaii with Meagan on a working holiday. They're staying at the Royal Hawaiian hotel, a client, so that Don can get an idea of what it's like for their new ad campaign. He has an interesting encounter with an army private currently serving in Vietnam but on leave to get married. He has a proposition for Don. They return home to finds their doorman, who had a serious heart attack standing in front of them, on the job. Megan is concerned that her employers may be diminishing her TV role. At the office, the firm has expanded to include the floor above but Don is not too happy to find that his office furniture has been rearranged. Roger Sterling learns that his mother has died. Betty takes a motherly interest in Sally's friend Sandy who lives next door and whose mother died recently. Sandy has an adventurous streak that Betty perhaps wishes she had at her age. At her new employer, Peggy Olson faces something of a crisis when recent news may force her to ... Written by garykmcd

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English | Hawaiian

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7 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This episode takes place in December 1967. See more »


Peggy's advertising firm talks about problems with a "Super Bowl" advertisement. This would have been broadcast during the 1968 game. But the game wasn't called the Super Bowl until the 3rd game, in January 1969. See more »


Don Draper: [reading from Dante's Inferno] I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone, in a dark wood.
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References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »


The Nutcracker-Suite, Op.71a: Marsch From The Ballet
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
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Super Bowl Ad
12 September 2014 | by daleholmgrenSee all my reviews

Actually, the reference to a Super Bowl in 1967 is not inappropriate, because unofficially that's what the public was calling it even then; I was 11 and I remember. However, in case you think my memory is faulty, here is a 1967 promotional video put together by CBS. We know it's 1967 because at the 6:45 mark they are talking about programming for the upcoming 1967 season. Jack Whitaker throughout this tape refers to the game as the Super Bowl, at least 3 times. So, Mad Men got it right. It's not like the NFL named it the Super Bowl in 1969 and everybody said "Geez, I wish I'd thought of that."

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