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Mad Men Season 4
, Episode 8
EPISODE RECAPMad Men
"THE SUMMER MAN"

airdate: September 12, 2010
written by: Lisa Albert & Janet Leahy and Matthew Weiner
directed by: Phil Abraham

Don attempts to regain control over his life through physical changes and journal writing. Betty forbids him from attending Eugene's birthday party, and is flustered when she and Henry run into Don and Bethany on a date.

Don's persistence with Faye results in an impromptu dinner date. Joey's sexism creates friction with Joan, forcing Peggy to take action. This episode takes place between June 15-20, 1965.




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


  • "No matter how powerful we get around here, they can still just draw a cartoon. So all you've done is prove to them that I'm a meaningless secretary, and you're another humorless *****." -- Joan, to Peggy
  • "You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself." -- Don, to Peggy

  • "There's a Joan at every company. My mother was a Joan. She even wore a pen around her neck so people would stare at her ****." -- Joey

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

  • Joey is extremely sexist when talking to Joan and ultimately fired by Peggy.

  • Joan is less than appreciative of Peggy taking charge of the situations.

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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

  • DISCUSSION THREAD



EPISODE VIDEO Sterling Cooper

EPISODE PHOTOS Mad Men photos

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

  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, by The Rolling Stones

HIGH SPIRITS Three-martini lunches
MARTINIS, MANHATTANS & OTHER STIMULATING CONCOCTIONS
Old Overholt rye
  • Don, who is trying to stay away from the hard stuff, is seen drinking pull-tab Budweiser at home.

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

  • Coming soon...

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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