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Mad Men Season 4
, Episode 5
EPISODE RECAPMad Men
"The Crysanthemum and the Sword"

airdate: August 22, 2010
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Pete enters SCDP into a competition run by Honda. WWII veteran Roger, however, does not want to work with Japanese clients. Meanwhile, a competitor tries to place himself as Don's rival and Sally's behavior becomes more erratic. This episode takes place in March 1965.




DAPPER DIALOGUE Peggy Olson and Betty Draper
MEMORABLE MAD MEN QUOTES, ZINGERS & ONE-LINERS


  • "Christ on a cracker!" - Pete Campbell

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MAD MOMENTS Joan Holloway and Pete Campbell
MAD MEN REVELATIONS, SHOCKERS, DELIGHTS, & DECIDEDLY UN-PC ACTIVITIES

  • Roger crashes a meeting with Honda and insults the Japanese businessmen

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EPISODE TRIVIA Roger Sterling and Don Draper
LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS & BEHIND-THE-SCENES TIDBITS


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THE DRAPER FILES Don Draper
WHAT DID WE LEARN ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS DON DRAPER?


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See also: You Don't Know Dick



BOARD ROOM Roger Sterling
POUR YOURSELF A DRINK AND JOIN THE MEETING


  • DISCUSSION THREAD




EPISODE VIDEO Sterling Cooper

EPISODE PHOTOS Mad Men photos


THE TIMES Marilyn MonroeJFK
HISTORICAL, CULTURAL & POLITICAL REFERENCES IN MAD MEN

  • Sally watches The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Roger deals with his prejudice of the Japanese because he was in WWII
  • Honda is just starting to make cars

HIGH SPIRITS Three-martini lunches
MARTINIS, MANHATTANS & OTHER STIMULATING CONCOCTIONS
Old Overholt rye
  • Johnny Walker Red is offered to a Japanese client as a gift.

IN STYLE Mad Men Fashion
THE FASHIONS, STYLES & TRENDS OF THE SIXTIES

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THE BUSINESS Sterling Cooper Ad Agency
STERLING COOPER CLIENTS, AD CAMPAIGNS & OFFICE POLITICS

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BURNING QUESTIONS Mad Men
MAD MEN CLIFFHANGERS, PLOT TWISTS & MYSTERIES

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NEXT ON MADMENMad Men

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