Cultural References: Season 2


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Ep 2:01 For Those Who Think Young

For Those Who Think Young” was a Pepsi ad; Pepsi is also mentioned

Frosted Flakes

Pinocchio (Lois jokes about Don seeing the movie)

Pen and Pencil Restaurant

Gone With the Wind, and the little girl dying in a riding accident

Savoy Hotel

BUtterfield 8

Mediations in an Emergency

Two unidentified TV shows (Pete was watching either a cartoon or maybe sci-fi; Don was watching a sitcom)

Tour of the White House

Ep 2:02 Flight 1

Ticker tape parade in New York for John Glenn

The crash of American Airlines Flight 1

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (possibly; Francine refers to “the book”, saying that it says that this is the age children start fibbing)

Ep 2:03 the Benefactor

The Defenders

the Oyster Bar


Gentleman’s Agreement

A Place in the Sun

Leopold and Loeb

“A Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe (implied as a couple, Marilyn isn’t named)

Ep 2:05: The New Girl



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Cape Fear

Marilyn Monroe at President Kennedy’s birthday party

Jackie Gleason

Buddy Hackett

Paddle ball

Theme from a Summer Place


La Notte

Legal limit for drinking in New York State: .15%

Ep 2:06: Maidenform

The “I dreamed” Maidenform ad campaign

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Execution of the Rosenbergs

The Bay of Pigs

bomb shelters


Rough Riders


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Irene Dunne

Gertrude Stein

Sarah Lawrence

The Tom-Tom Club

Ep 2:07: The Gold Violin

The Port Huron Statement

Students for a Democratic Society

Silly Putty

The Stork Club

1962 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art)



Museum of Early American Folk Art

Joseph B. Martinson and Cup of Joe

Ep 2:09: Six Month Leave

The death of Marilyn Monroe on August 5, 1962

Mitch Miller


The Roosevelt

Jimmy Barrett refers to Don as The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Stanhope

The Biltmore Hotel

Floyd Patterson

Ep 2:10: The Inheritance

Ray Bradbury

Lincoln Center


The Yankees 1963 season

A few more references can be found at the Urbanite’s Mad Men and the City feature.

Ep 2:11: The Jet Set

James Meredith was admitted to the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”)

Ep 2:12: The Mountain King

Rockland Country Day School

La Cote Basque

The University Club of New York

Roger Sterling recites a couplet from “Buckingham Palace” by A. A. Milne to Alice Cooper:
“They’re changing the guard at Buckingham Palace “
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.”

Ep 2:13: Meditations in an Emergency

The Cuban Missile Crisis

I Love Lucy

The Danny Thomas Show

The Andy Griffiths Show


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