Mad Men: The Wheel

January 3, 2009

Mad Men: The Wheel

Synopsis

Pete’s father in law tells Pete that he and Trudy should start a family. Meanwhile, as Betty prepares for a Thanksgiving journey, Don claims to have a lot of work at the office. Betty suspects Don just doesn’t want to go.

Mad Men: Nixon Vs. Kennedy

December 20, 2008

Mad Men: Nixon Vs. Kennedy

Synopsis

Having recently made partner, Don searches for a replacement for his now-vacant position of Head of Account Services. One hopeful candidate is Herman “Duck” Phillips. Meanwhile, it’s election day, and either Nixon or Kennedy will be the new president.

Mad Men: Indian Summer

December 12, 2008

Mad Men: Indian Summer

Synopsis

Don’s estranged brother Adam gives a hotel manager a package, addressed to Don. Back in his hotel room, Adam puts a note saying “Enjoy” next to a pile of money and hangs himself.

The Sterling Cooper men examine a plastic woman’s undergarment attached to an electronic control box – it’s a weight loss device. They jokingly call it the “Electrosizer” and decide Peggy is the ideal person to test it out.

Mad Men: Long Weekend

December 5, 2008

Mad Men: Long Weekend

Synopsis

It’s Labor Day weekend, and Betty’s father Gene and new girlfriend Gloria come to take the kids to the beach. Betty complains to Don that Gloria is a “vulture.”

At the office, the men watch a deft Kennedy campaign ad with a catchy jingle. Unable to compete using the non-photogenic Nixon, they discuss negative advertising. Don notes Kennedy is from a well-off, “silver spoon” family while Nixon a self-made man. Don identifies with the latter.

Mad Men: Shoot

November 29, 2008

Mad Men: Shoot

Synopsis

Betty and the kids relax in the backyard as their neighbor releases pigeons from a cage. That evening at a theater, Jim Hobart, a rival ad agency agency executive, tries to recruit Don. He compares Betty to Grace Kelly and offers her a job modeling for Coca-Cola.