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Ep 6:01/6.02: The Doorway
Don reads Dante’s The Inferno
Dinkins talks about his M2 machine gun.
The Francis family attends The Nutcracker.
Haight Ashbury hippies in San Francisco, as well as hippies in New York City
A comic made jokes about Vietnam on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Phyllis Diller was the guest host. According to @CONELRAD6401240, “the comedian referenced in tonight’s Mad Men episode is Milt Kamen. He was on with guest host Phyllis Diller on 12/22/67.”
President Johnson visited Vietnam on December 23, 1967
Pentax and Leica cameras
Bob Benson has tickets to the 1968 Cotton Bowl: Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M
Roger calls Don Don Ho
Roger refers to Ernest Borgnine in From Here to Eternity
Peggy’s Superbowl prediction was Oakland or Houston against Green Bay: She was right, it was Oakland vs. Green Bay
Don watches the Donna Reed show
Roger has water from the River Jordan
Margaret’s talk of a refrigeration opportunity is a reference to East of Eden
One of the Sheraton clients is reminded of the end of A Star Is Born
One of the hippies says “grok”
Henry calls Betty Elizabeth Taylor
Megan shopped for her trendy fondue pot at Bloomingdale’s Kitchen Store
Jonesy gave them Galliano
Snowstorm on New Year’s Eve 1968
Ep 6:03: The Collaborators
Pete and the neighbors discuss Hair, which has “simulated sex acts” and some music. Hair opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater in April of 1968 and ran for four years. This conversation takes place on January 27 or 28, so Pete has tickets to the Off-Broadway production. The Off-Broadway productions had no nudity and fewer songs than the Broadway show.
Grand Central Terminal is mentioned.
The Tet Offensive is on the news and discussed throughout the episode.
Don and Sylvia listen to WQXR.
Heinz ketchup is handled by “Doyle Dane” (Doyle Dane Bernbach; DDB)
Bob Benson says he was at Brown, Brothers, Harriman.
Arnie compares Fidel Castro to Senior Wences and to George Washington.
Peggy gets pranked with Quest powder.
Johnny Carson announces that the Tonight Show will be delayed 15 minutes for an NBC special on the Vietnam War and the Tet Offensive. His guest will then be Jim Garrison (this took place on January 31, 1968).
Ep 6:04: To Have and To Hold
Columbia students protested in the Dow lobby on Tuesday, March 19th. Ken references Dow Chemical dropping Napalm on children.
Harry arranges a meeting between Pierre Cosette and Dow about building a musical television special around “Broadway” Joe Namath, and featuring John Wayne (singing from Camelot), Julie Andrews, and Joey Heatherton.
Joan makes reservations at Le Cirque, but they don’t go.
Joan and her friend Kate visit The Electric Circus.
Kate is staying at the Waldorf. The Heinz pitch meeting is at the Roosevelt.
Arlene refers to Don as James Garner.
The Smothers Brothers are controversial with advertisers.
Bert and Roger discuss the 1968 presidential race, mentioning Nixon, Johnson, and “the ghost of Kennedy.”
Robert F. Kennedy is on the news; he entered the presidential race on March 16, 1968
Lonely Hearts Club
Ep 6:05: The Flood
Ginny says the 2nd Avenue Subway is coming soon. Under construction intermittently since 1929, it is currently slated for completion in 2016.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Riots broke out in 100 cities, including Washington, D.C.
Mayor Lindsay of New York had coalitions with local gang leaders and averted riots. New York was relatively peaceful.
Bobby Kennedy and President Johnson were also mentioned.
Beverly attends Hunter College.
The TV shows that Harry complains about being preempted are Bewitched, “Merv” (the Merv Griffin Show), Dean Martin, and the Stanley Cup Play-offs.
Bobby watches McHale’s Navy on TV, and then Don takes him to see Planet of the Apes.
A promo newspaper for Planet of the Apes is seen with the headline Big Round-Up of Human Beasts.
Ep 6:06: For Immediate Release
Roger mentions P&G as someone Daisy should spy on.
On May 12, 1968, Arnie mentions that his son is considering going to Paris.
Mikey O’Brien drinks Jim Beam.
Jim Cutler asks if a secretary is wearing Shalimar, referring to the famous Guerlain perfume.
The Rennets live in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Peaches Rennet can’t resist shopping at Saks.
Herb Rennet quotes “The Girl From Ipanema” (“tall and tan and young and lovely”).
Pete likens Don to Tarzan.
Chevrolet’s secret car is the XP-887, which eventually will be the Vega.
Don wants to research the Mustang.
Ted wants to watch Hazel.
Arnie is aggravated that “some asshole” in Houston did a heart transplant.
Megan likens Don to Superman.
Ep 6:07: Man With a Plan
CGC won a Clio for St. Joseph’s Chidren’s Aspirin
While competing for Fleischmann’s Margarine, Ted lists other margarines: Blue Bonnet, Imperial
The NY State Thruway
The Sherry-Netherland Hotel
Roger says Ken looks like Alan Ladd
Sylvia is reading “The Last Picture Show”
Ted talks about Gilligan’s Island
Don mentions “Dorothea Lange faces”
Sylvia gets a box from Saks Fifth Avenue
Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated on June 6, 1968.
Ep 6:08: The Crash
Ken’s car crash was in an Impala.
Peggy and Ginsberg discuss the Cheshire Cat.
Peggy quotes, William Wordsworth: “The child is the father of the man” from My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold.
Wendy Gleason reads the I Ching, using the John Blofeld translation.
Mathis says the Carnegie Deli has great soup.
Ed mentions St. Sebastian, while Stan imitates William Tell (with an “apple” being shot over his head).
Sally is reading Rosemary’s Baby.
Ep 6:09: The Better Half
Ted and Don argue over whether margarine is Chivas Regal or Budweiser.
Harry refers to the ’27 Yankees, also known as “Murderer’s Row,” and considered the greatest baseball team in history.
Against the Storm, on radio, was Arlene’s first job.
Megan says there were recently shootings in Central Park, probably meaning the shooting spree of Angelo Angelof, who killed Lilah Kestler and wounded several others.
Betty says she and Don visited Lake Champlain with her parents.
Abe says there have been uprisings in Paris (mentioned by Sylvia in earlier episodes) and Prague.
Roger says he saw The Golem as a child.
Ep 6:10: A Tale of Two Cities
The Democratic National Convention and its associated protests are referenced throughout. Also mentioned in connection to this are Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, “Dutch” Regan, and Conrad Hilton (the man and the hotel in Chicago).
Ted likens the Chevy offices to the opening of Get Smart.
Carnation and Sunkist are the L.A. prospects.
Roger says he’s Vasco de Gama.
Pete says Avon is a Fortune 500 company.
Ben Kalmenson, President of Warner Brothers, is at the party. (He’s mention in this article.)
Don sees himself face down in a pool: A reference to Sunset Boulevard?
Ginsberg likens himself to Oppenheimer, quoting “Now I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds.”
Bob Benson is listening to How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling, a Dale Carnegie-inspired classic.
Ep 6:11: Favors
Ted flies out of White Plains airport.
Arnie mentions Clarence Darrow.
Arnie fought at Pusan.
Ted references Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Pete’s friend works at Union Carbide.
Julie says Mitchell is “Mark Lindsay.”
Pete intends to have dinner with his mother at La Granouille
One of the Chevy executives fishes in Muskoka, Ontario.
Jim Cutler has a son, Brendan, at Antioch.
In reference to Key West, Roger jokes about Hemmingway, marlin fishing, and suicide.
“You smell like Prell.”
Stan has a Moshe Dayan poster.
Ted has a friend who is a Brigadier General in the Air National Guard.
Ep 6:12: The Quality of Mercy
The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene I [The quality of mercy is not strained]
The Patty Duke Show
Don references that Jackie Kennedy is now Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Megan doesn’t like the old building in the movie, meaning The Dakota.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Aspirin
Pete calls Clara Annie Oakley.
The Queen Elizabeth
Don watches Dragnet.
Joan gets cookies from Ferrara’s
Cutler suggests golf at Piping Rock.
Ep 6:13: In Care Of
Pete says Detroit’s airport is like Calcutta.
Bewitched is on TV in the bar.
At the jail, the cop suggests Don belongs in Riker’s.
Cutler asks Peggy if she’s wearing Chanel No. 5.
At GM, Pete mentions dinner at the London Chop House.
Pete attempts to drive a Camaro Z28.
Don recalls reading about the Milton Hershey School.
Dorothy Campbell met her demise on the SS Sunset Princess, run by Universal Cruise Lines.