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Don Draper

Don Draper is the creative director of Sterling-Cooper outside of 1960’s Madison Avenue, New York.

Don Draper, Mad Men, Amazon Prime Video, Lionsgate Television, Weiner Bros., American Movie Classics, U.R.O.K. Productions, Jon Hamm

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

1 win: 2015

Best Television Actor – Drama Series

2 wins: 2008, 2016

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

6 nominations: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016

“Yeah. Hey, do you have a light? Old Gold man, huh? Lucky Strike here. Can I ask you a question? Why do you smoke Old Gold? No, we’re actually just having a conversation. Is that okay? Yeah. Do this again. Old-fashioned, please. So you obviously need to relax after working here all night. But what is it? I mean, low-tar? Those new filters? Why– I mean– why Old Gold? So you’re used to ’em, is that it? I could never get you to try another brand– say, my Luckies? All right, well, let’s just say tomorrow a tobacco weevil comes and eats every last Old Gold on the planet. It’s a tragedy. Would you just stop smoking? ‘I love smoking.’ That’s very good. Yeah, I heard about that. Yes, they do.” — Don Draper

“Am I interrupting anything? How’s it going? Can I run a few ideas past you? I’m having an situation with my cigarette account. The Trade Commission is cracking down on all of our health claims. Well, that’s just it. The whole ‘safer cigarette’ thing is over. No more doctors, no more testimonials, no more cough-free, soothes your T-zone, low-tar, low-nicotine, filter tip. Nothing. All I have is a crush-proof box and ‘four out of five dead people smoke your brand.’ I don’t want to go to school tomorrow. Midge, I’m serious. I have nothing. I am over, and they’re finally gonna know it. Next time you see me, there will be a bunch of young executives picking meat off my ribs. What’s your secret?” — Don Draper

“We should get married. I’m serious. You have your own business. You don’t mind when I come over. What size Cadillac do you take? Sterling’s having the tobacco people in nine hours, and I have nothing. There’s this kid who comes by my office every day, looks where he’s gonna put his plants.” — Don Draper

“It’s been on my mind. You worried? So you came here because you wanted to watch me get dressed? In body. Give me about a half hour for the rest of it. Not on my watch. We’ve got an Italian. Salvatore, my art director. Most of the Jewish guys work for the Jewish firms. That’s very good. You want me to run down to the deli and grab somebody? Summer’s coming. If I know these guys, you’re better off with a little sex appeal. Can you give me a woman in a bathing suit, put her next to our guy? Give you a chance to get a real model. I’m not really big on those things. So… that’s it, huh? Relax? Send her in. I’m doing my own research. We understand that. So, basically, if you love danger, you’ll love smoking. Freud, you say? What agency is he with? Let me tell you something, Miss Guttman– Dr. Guttman. Psychology might be great at cocktail parties, but it so happens that people were buying cigarettes before Freud was born. The issue here isn’t why should people smoke. It’s why should people smoke Lucky Strike. Suggesting that our customers have a– what did you call it? A death wish? I just don’t see that on a billboard. Just give me the damn report. I’m sure I will. You’re the one who found all of our medical testimonials in the first place. Has anyone else seen this? Good. I don’t want to hear about it anymore. I’m sorry. I just find your whole approach perverse. Sal, I’ll take that drink now.” — Don Draper

“He doesn’t know I’m sleeping in here, does he? That’s good. Who are you? Can you go out there and entertain him? I see your point. Send him in. You are tough to take first thing in the morning, Pete. She’s the new girl. That will be all. Peggy, right? Oh, and sorry about Mr. Campbell here. He left his manners back at the fraternity house.” — Don Draper

“The future Mrs. Pete Campbell is a very lucky woman. When’s the wedding again? He sure did. How old are you, Pete? I bet the whole world looks like one great big brassiere strap just waiting to be snapped, huh? Campbell, we’re both men here, so I’m gonna be direct. Advertising is a very small world, and when you do something like malign the reputation of a girl from the steno pool on her first day, you make it even smaller. Keep it up, and even if you do get my job, you’ll never run this place. You’ll die in that corner office, a mid-level executive with a little bit of hair who women go home with out of pity. Want to know why? ‘Cause no one will like you.” — Don Draper

“Well, at least the building. Pleasure to meet you. Oh. Uh, sorry. I was expecting– and you are? Of course! David. One of the rising stars here at Sterling Cooper. Well, why don’t we make ourselves comfortable? And Miss Menken, you can tell us what you have in mind. That’s very subtle. Isn’t that your shirt?” — Don Draper

“Then, a 10% off coupon in select ladies’ magazines will increase your first-time visitors. Once we get them into the store, the rest… is kind of up to you. Miss Menken, coupons work. I think your father would agree with the strategy. What kind of people do you want? We obviously have very different ideas. Miss, you are way out of line. Talk out what? This silly idea that people are gonna come to some store they’ve never been to because it’s more expensive? Menken’s is not Chanel. Exactly. I’m not gonna let a woman talk to me like this. This meeting is over. Good luck, Miss Menken.” — Don Draper

“Roger’s not gonna be happy, so I guess that’s good for you. Look, I’m sorry I was so hard on you before. It’s just this damn tobacco thing. Let’s take it a little slower. I don’t want to wake up pregnant.” — Don Draper

“Well, uh… I have been, uh… thinking quite a bit about this, and, uh… I mean, you know I’m a Lucky Strike man from way back, so… gentlemen, before you leave, can I just say something? The Federal Trade Commission and Reader’s Digest have done you a favor. They’ve let you know that any ad that brings up the concept of cigarettes and health together… well, it’s just gonna make people think of cancer. But what Lee, Jr., said is right. If you can’t make those health claims, neither can your competitors. Not exactly. This is the greatest advertising opportunity since the invention of cereal. We have six identical companies making six identical products. We can say anything we want. How do you make your cigarettes? There you go. No. Everybody else’s tobacco is poisonous. Lucky Strikes… is toasted. Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing… it’s okay. You are okay.” — Don Draper

“For the record, I pulled it out of thin air, so thank you, up there. I don’t know. Bunting and babies? That’s hard work. I’d only make hash of it. Could you be a little more specific, honey? Oh, thank you, boys. I appreciate it. I love to come through. Haven’t you had enough of my magic for one day? You’re a whore. Peggy– just a minute. Fellas, I think this party’s gonna have to move elsewhere. I don’t know. Maybe next time. If Greta’s research was any good, I would have used it. I’m saying I had a report just like that. And it’s not like there’s some magic machine that makes identical copes of things. Have a great night, Pete. Congratulations. Fear stimulates my imagination. First of all, Peggy, I’m your boss, not your boyfriend. Second of all, you ever let Pete Campbell go through my trash again, and you won’t be able to find a job selling sandwiches in Penn Station. Of course not. Go home. Put your curlers in. We’ll get a fresh start tomorrow. Oh. And, Peggy, I need you to place a call. You know exactly.” — Don Draper

“That is quite a drink. I shouldn’t have lost my temper, and I certainly shouldn’t have treated you like anything less than a client. So you understand. Well, I’m not really as bad as all that. I was under a lot of pressure. Another account. Doesn’t really matter. So, without making things worse, can I ask you a personal question? Why aren’t you married? It’s just that you’re a beautiful, educated woman. Don’t you think that getting married and having a family would make you happier than all the headaches that go along with… fighting people like me? So that’s it. You won’t get married because you find business to be a thrill. She won’t get married because she’s never been in love. I think I wrote that once to sell nylons. Oh, you mean love. You mean the big lightning bolt to the heart where you can’t eat and you can’t work and you just run off and get married and make babies. The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons. I’m pretty sure about it. You’re born alone, and you die alone, and this world just drops a bunch of rules on you to make you forget those facts, but I never forget. I’m living like there’s no tomorrow… because there isn’t one. Excuse me? Don. I don’t know if that’s true. You want another drink? So I guess we’ll be seeing each other again. I’d like that.” — Don Draper

“I didn’t want to bother you. I’m not. I’ll be right back. Don’t move.” — Don Draper

“All clear in No Man’s Land. As long as the egg comes first. I can’t tell you about my childhood. It would ruin the first half of my novel. It’s not that interesting a story. Just think of me as Moses. I was a baby in a basket. Maybe your wife is just a better drinker.” — Don Draper

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Betty Draper

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

1 nomination: 2010

Best Television Actress – Drama Series

2 nominations: 2009, 2010

“I called the office. They said you’d left. It’s no bother. I just assumed you were staying in the city again. There’s a plate in the oven. Unless you’re not hungry.”

“We thought about getting a nanny. We have a girl that comes in, who’s sort of a housekeeper and sometimes babysitter. I’d let her take the children to play group, sometimes the park. Don doesn’t like to talk about himself. I know better than to ask. I’ll join you.”

“Mona, could you help me here? I seem to have grown a set of thumbs. Did you ever have that when your hands go numb. Yeah, I think you’ll have to. It’s hard to hold on to anything right now with the… children and running the house and– I don’t know if I told you, but my m-mother died two, three months ago.”

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Roger Sterling

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

2 nominations: 2010, 2011

“Morning, girls. You look like a hundred bucks. Long night? It’s not this tobacco thing, is it? Yeah, well I should hope so. Lee Garner, his father, the whole Lucky Strike family will be here at 4. No. If I was worried. I’d ask you what you’ve got, but I’m not, so I’m just going to assume you’ve got something, which means you should be worried. No, I wanted to make sure you were here. Oh. How do I put this? Have we ever hired any Jews? That’s very funny. It’s not what I meant. That won’t work. Sorry. Yeah, I know. Selling Jewish products to Jewish people. It’s just that our 11:00 is with Menken’s Department Store and I wish we had someone to make them feel… comfortable. You missed a button.”

“Oh! Here are our miracle-workers now. You know Pete Campbell, of course, your account executive if you choose to do business with us. And this handsome fellow is Don Draper, the best creative director in New York. Oop. Sorry about that. Why, Don, you remember David Cohen from the art department. Had to go all the way to the mailroom, but I found one.”

“So what Don is saying is that through a variety of media, including a spot during The Danny Thomas Show if you can afford it, we could really boost awareness. It’s not just research, Miss Menken. Housewives love coupons. Gentlemen, I really thought you could do better than this. Don, please. Let’s get emotional here. There’s no reason we can’t talk this out. This is ridiculous. Don.”

“Yeah, we’re aware of that, Mr. Garner, but you have to realize that through the manipulation of the mass media, the public is under the impression that your cigarettes are linked to… certain fatal diseases. I understand. But our hands are tied. We’re no longer allowed to advertise that Lucky Strikes are safe. And that’s a very good start. But it may not affect sales. Don, I think maybe that’s your cue. I don’t know, Don. Can you? Well, gentlemen, I don’t think I have to tell you what you just witnessed here.”

“You had me worried. I don’t know if you were drunk or not drunk, but that was inspired. You’re looking in the wrong direction. So now that I’ve got you in the afterglow here, what do you say you reconsider this presidential campaign? Modesty. That’s adorable. Consider the product: he’s young, handsome, Navy hero. Honestly, it shouldn’t be too difficult to convince America Dick Nixon is a winner. Well, looks like you’re all going to engage in a little mid-level camaraderie, so I’ll be on my way. Don, thanks again for the home run. Speaking of which, any chance you could patch things up with Rachel Menken? Any way you can be as charming as I said you were? She’s worth $3 million.”

“Should get him to put another egg in it. Darling, one egg is good. Two eggs are better. Tell the, uh, lieutenant, please, that things are getting a little dry around table 29. Am I wrong? Betty? Wine list, and I’ll have another one of these while I’m waiting for the list. Another egg. Well, I am having the fried chicken. My nanny, Belva, made fried chicken. I used to take it to school wrapped in wax paper. Hmm. Had another nanny originally. German girl. Round face, enormous bosom. My parents got rid of her after the Lindbergh baby. Belva raised me. I turned out just fine. Didn’t have to go to a psychiatrist like some people’s kids. 16 years old, wouldn’t get out of bed. I tell you, I cannot wait until that girl is another man’s problem. What about you, Don? Did you have a nanny? An ad man who doesn’t like to talk about himself? I think I may cry. To Moses and Don Draper: a couple of princes. I think I may know more about your wife than I do about my own. Entirely possible.”

Peggy Olson

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

6 nominations: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

2 nominations: 2009, 2011

“Great. Only one, but I got up very early. Rye is Canadian, right? I always try to be honest. I sure hope so. Thank you, Miss Holloway. You’re really wonderful for looking out for me this way.”

“Greta Guttman is here to see you.”

“Mr. Draper. Excuse me. Mr. Draper. I’m sorry to wake you, but Mr. Campbell is outside. No, sir. I’m Peggy Olson, the new girl. I know it’s my first day, and I don’t want to seem uncooperative, but do I have to? I brought you some aspirin. Miss Daever’s Secretarial School. No. I’m from Brooklyn. Is that all, Mr. Draper? Yes. Oh, and it’s time for your 11:00 meeting.”

“She send her regards. Yes, it’s pretty terrific. That’s right. Well, I was– that’s good to hear. I understand, Dr. Emerson. I really am a very responsible person.”

“He seemed nice. I brought you some things. I guess a sort of ‘getting to know you’ gift. I think you look great. Don’t want to be a bother.”

“Mr. Draper, you’ve got visitors. Yes, Mr. Draper? I heard you were amazing in the meeting. I just wanted to thank you for a great first day, and for, you know… standing up for me with Mr. Campbell. He said he left his fountain pen in here. I didn’t know. I hope you don’t think I’m that kind of girl.”

“It’s okay, Marjorie. We work together. It’s okay, Marjorie. Nothing. Just, uh, sitting in my room listening to records. I heard that. Why are you here? Me? Marjorie? I’m going to bed now.”

Joan Harris

Outstand Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

6 nominations: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

“Now, this is the executive floor. It should be organized, but it’s not, so you’ll find account executives and creative executives all mixed in together. Please don’t ask me the difference. Hopefully, if you follow my lead, you can avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made here. Like that one. So how many trains did it take you? In a couple of years, with the right moves, you’ll be in the city with the rest of us. Of course, if you really make the right moves, you’ll be out in the country and you won’t be going to work at all. You’ll be here across aisle from me. We’ll both take care of Mr. Draper for the time being. I don’t know what your goals are, but don’t overdo it with the perfume. Keep a fifth of something in your desk. Mr. Draper drinks rye. Also, invest in some aspirin, Band-Aids, and a needle and thread. You better find out. He may act like he wants a secretary, but most of the time, they’re looking for something between a mother and a waitress. And the rest of the time, well… go home, take a paper bag, and cut some eyeholes out of it. Put it over your head, get undressed, and look at yourself in the mirror. Really evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses are, and be honest. Good for you. Now, try not to be overwhelmed by all this technology. It looks complicated, but the men who designed it made it simple enough for a woman to use. At lunch, pick up a box of chocolates, a dozen carnations, and some bath salts. I’ll explain later. It’s Joan. And listen, don’t take this the wrong way, but a girl like you, with those darling little ankles, I’d find a way to make ’em sing. Also, men love scarves. Good morning, Mr. Draper. Oh! And Mr. Sterling. How are you?”

“Dr. Emerson’s a dream, isn’t he? He has a place in South Hampton. I’m not saying that I’ve seen it, but it’s beautiful. Now, don’t be nervous, but this is the nerve center of the office. You and your boss rely on the willing and cheerful cooperation of a few skilled employees. Never snap, yell, or be sarcastic with them. And above all, always be a supplicant. I know you girls are busy, but we’ve got a new one. Peggy, this is Marge, Nanette, and Ivy. Don Draper. She moved on. Draper wasn’t interested. We see that you’ve got your hands full.”

Mona Sterling

“Roger. Roger, you’ve expressed your desire for another drink. No need to take the orders. His sweet Belvedere. He really loved that woman. Oh, what’s the big deal. Margaret is practically the last girl in our building to go. If the gentlemen will be patient.”

“Uh-uh. You want to me touch you up? Look at those lips. I’ll bet it’s not hard for you to hold on to a man like that. Don’t smile. It’ll make it harder.”

Bertram Cooper

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

4 nominations: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Pete Campbell

“Oh, honey, don’t worry. I’ll get home safely. I have an important appointment right now, so why don’t you go shopping or something? Take your mother to lunch. Tell her it was my idea. It’s just a bachelor party, dear. No, I really don’t know what they have planned, but judging from the creative brain power around here, we’ll probably end up seeing My Fair Lady. I’ll tell you what. I’ll drop by your place on my way home. Your mother can check under my finger nails. Of course I love you. I’m giving up my life to be with you, aren’t I? What a great gal. Tell ya, boys, she stole my heart.”

“You look like a hundred bucks. Ready to go sweet-talk some retail Jews? I’ve never had any complaints. Speaking of which, who’s your little friend here? You always get the new girl. Management gets all the perks. Where are you from, honey? Top notch. But I meant where are you from? Are you Amish or something? Well, you’re in the city now. It wouldn’t be a sin for us to see your legs. If you pull your waist in, you might look like a woman. Hey, I’m not done here. I’m working my way up.”

“She’s a little young for you, Draper. Sunday. Did Ken tell you about the bachelor party tonight? So do I get first crack at her? Word is she took down more sailors than The Arizona. I just turned 26. You are good with words, Draper. Christ, are you already sleeping with her?”

“Miss Menken, why did you come here? There are a dozen other agencies better suited to your… needs. What Don’s saying is, Chanel is a very different kind of place. It’s French, it’s continental, it’s–“

“Hey, Don, I don’t blame you. She was way out of line. Adding money and education doesn’t take the rude edge out of people. I’m not gonna pretend I don’t want your job, but you were right. I’m not great with people, and you are. I mean, not counting that meeting we were just in. So I’m kind of counting on you to help me out. There’s plenty of room at the top. You’ll think of something. A man like you I’d follow into combat blindfolded, and I wouldn’t be the first. Am I right, buddy? Fuck you.”

“I might have a solution. At Sterling Cooper, we’ve been pioneering the burgeoning field of research, and our analysis shows that the health risks associated with your product is not the end of the world. People get in their cars every day to go to work, and some of them die. Cars are dangerous. There’s nothing you can do about it. You still have to get where you’re going. Cigarettes are exactly the same, so why don’t we simply say, ‘so what if cigarettes are dangerous? You’re a man. The world is dangerous. Smoke your cigarette. You still have to get where you’re going.’ Actually, it’s a fairly well-established psychological principle that society has a death wish, and if we could just tap into that, the market potential is–“

“I told them how amazing you were. I’m still tingling. Oh, come on, Don. All hands on deck. Come on, guys. Don will join us later, right, Don? What are you talking about? I still think she was right.”

“Do you have a girlfriend, Salvatore? How did you swing it? I have a feeling you’re like this all the time. Is that right? You said you like to laugh. Too delicious. Oh, come on. I’ll be good. Buy the girls whatever they want.”

“Actually, for the first time today, I’m not selling anything. Does Peggy live here? So… what are you doing? I’m getting married on Sunday. You must think I’m a creep. I wanted to see you tonight. I had to see you.”

Lee Garner Sr.

“I just don’t know what we have to do to make these government interlopers happy. They tell us to make a safer cigarette, we do it, and then suddenly that’s not good enough. Mmm. Damn straight. You know, this morning I got a call from my competitors at Brown & Williamson, and they’re getting sued by the federal government because of the health claims they made. Manipulation of the media? Hell, that’s what I pay you for. Our product is fine. I smoke ’em myself. So what the hell are we gonna do? We’ve already funded our own tobacco research center to put this whole rumor to rest. Except they aren’t. That’s your slogan? ‘You’re going to die anyway. Die with us?’ What the hell are you talking about? Are you insane? I’m not selling rifles here. I’m in the tobacco business. We’re selling America. The Indians gave it to us, for shit’s sake. Yes, and we’re grateful to them. So we’ve got a lot of people not saying anything that sells cigarettes. Shame on you. We breed insect-repellent tobacco seeds, plant them in the North Carolina sunshine, grow it, cut it, cure it, toast it– it’s toasted. I get it.”

Lee Garner Jr.

“Might as well be in Russia. My granddad smoked ’em. He died at 95 years old. He was hit by a truck. That’s very interesting. I mean, if cigarettes were dangerous, it would be interesting. Come on, Dad. Let’s get out of here. The bright spot is, at least we know if we have this problem, everybody has this problem. I don’t know. But everybody else’s tobacco is toasted. I think you do.”

Rachel Menken

“I’m Rachel Menken. You were expecting me to be a man. My father was, too. Wonderful.”

“Mr. Draper, our store is 60 years old. We share a wall with Tiffany’s. Honestly, a coupon? He might, but he’s not here because we just had our lowest sales year ever. So I suppose what I think matters most right now. If I wanted some man who happened to be from the same… village as my father to manage my account, I could have stayed where I was. Their research favors coupons, too. I’m not interested in housewives. I want your kind of people, Mr. Draper: people who don’t care about coupons, whether or not they can afford it. People who are coming to the store because it is expensive. Yes, like the customer is always right? Sterling Cooper has a reputation for being innovative. It works for Chanel. That’s a vote of confidence. Not just another Jewish department store? You were right, Roger. This place really runs on charm.”

“So… you’re going to ply with me drinks and convince me what a terrible mistake I’m making. You got in trouble, didn’t you? Apology accepted. Now I do. It was, uh, refreshing, really. I mean, actually hearing all the things I always assumed people were thinking. No, it doesn’t. Don’t you want to get a second drink in me first? Are you asking what’s wrong with me? If I weren’t a woman, I would be allowed to ask you the same question. And if I weren’t a woman, I wouldn’t have to choose between putting on an apron and the thrill of making my father’s store what I always thought it should be. That and… I’ve never been in love. For a lot of people, love isn’t just a slogan. Is that right? I don’t think realized it until this moment, but it must be hard being man, too. Mr. Draper– Mr. Draper, I don’t know what it is you really believe in, but I do know what it feels like to be out of place, to be disconnected to see the whole world laid out in front of you the way other people live it. There is something about you that tells me you know it, too. No. But you can tell your boss that you charmed me. I’ll be back in the office Monday morning, for a real meeting.”

Paul Kinsey

“23. You going to Campbell’s bachelor party? I hear she’s a nice girl.”

“What did you do that for? She’ll probably be assigned to one of us. He’s not expecting anything.”

“Wow, he’s good. And her old man’s loaded.”

“Hello, Joan.”

“We’ll move wherever you want, but it’s 5:15. The bachelor party’s underway.”

“Let’s live here. He pressed a button, and they came out.”

Ken Cosgrove

“Pal, could you take the long way up? I am really enjoying the view here. You, I want to be there before they tie an anchor around his neck and drag him out to sea.”

“Then she’ll know what she’s in for. You got to let them know what kind of guy you are. Then they’ll know what kind of girl to be. Yeah, well, compared to Campbell, I’m a Boy Scout.”

“We heard you saved the day. Aren’t you gonna help give Pete his big sendoff?”

“I want to see you here every 15 minutes, whether you have drinks or not. They work at the Automat. More of whatever’s making you the way you are.”

Harry Crane

“Uh, not right away. Eh, who wants that?”

“I have a feeling we won’t be going to your bachelor party soon.”

“Could she get us a little more ice?”

“Uh, every five minutes. Definitely not. You’re looking at the finest ad men in New York. Hell, the world.”

Salvatore Romano

“Ah. Look at you, Gidget. Still trying to fill out that bikini? Without the medical claims, all we have is a white box with a red spot on it. My neighbor posed for that. Believe me, he always looks very relaxed. Of course, he doesn’t smoke. Had him hold a pencil. A sexy girl? I can do that. Oh, I love my work. Speaking of sexy girls, are you going to Pete’s bachelor party? Tell me about it. It’s so embarrassing. If a girl’s gonna shake it in my face, I want to be alone so I can do something. Should we drink before the meeting or after? Or both? Don’t be short with me. You’re the writer. I thought it was worth a try. Oh, great. Now we get to hear from our man in research. There’s your slogan. The medical thing is dead. We can put a skill and crossbones on the label. I love it. So, we’re supposed to believe that people are all living one way and secretly thinking the exact opposite? That’s ridiculous. So what if Reader’s Digest says they’re dangerous? They also said Bambiwas the book of the century. There’s no proof.”

“Better do more than look tonight. Come on. I’m Italian. I know what you mean.”

Greta Guttman

“Mr. Draper, Mr. Romano, you both seemed more relaxed than I expected. Do you have some king of surprise for the tobacco people? If you’re planning to continue with medical testimony, you’ll only be inviting further government interference. We must police ourselves. Yes, dead. An apt choice of words, considering the public is convinced that cigarettes are poisonous. If we can’t insist that they’re not, I believe my most recent surveys have provided a solution. We can still suggest that cigarettes are part of American life, or too good to give up, or, most appealing, an assertion of independence. Before the war, when I studied with Adler in Vienna, we postulated that what Freud called the death wish is as powerful a drive as those for sexual reproduction and physical sustenance. Doctor. There’s conclusive proof that none of these low-tar, low-nicotine, or filtration systems have any effect on the incidences of lung cancer. I think you’ll find it very convincing. That’s true, Mr. Draper, but I– of course not. It’s your account. Good luck at the meeting. I’m sure it will be a quick one. “


“Excuse me, is he expecting you?”

Midge Daniels

“You weren’t worried about waking me, were you? Mmm, no. You’re lucky I’m still up working and I’m alone. They invented something called Grandmother’s Day. That ought to keep me busy drawing puppies for a few months. Does that mean what I think it means? Because I’m familiar with most of your ideas. Wow, you really are here to talk. I get Reader’s Digest. This is the same scare you had five years ago. You dealt with it. I know I slept a lot better, knowing doctors smoke. Is this the part where I say, ‘Don Draper is the greatest ad man ever, and his big, strong brain will find a way to lead the sheep to the slaughterhouse?’ You gonna pitch it to me or not? That’s a pretty picture. Nine different ways to say… ‘I love you, Grandma.'”

“You think I’d make a good ex-wife? You know the rules. I don’t make plans, and I don’t make breakfast. People love smoking. There’s nothing that you, the Trade Commission, or Reader’s Digest can do to change that. Is he handsome?”


“Finished, sir? I guess. I don’t know. They gave ’em to us in the service– a carton a week for free. Yeah. They’re a habit. I love my Old Golds. That’s a sad story. I think I could find something. I love smoking. My wife hates it. Reader’s Digest says it will kill you. Ladies love their magazines.”


“I’m sorry, sir. Is Sam here bothering you? He can be a little chatty. Can I get you another drink?”


“So you must be Peggy Olson. Joan Halloway sent you over. She’s a great girl. How is Joan? She’s a lot of fun. Must be a scream to work with her. Mm-hmm. Try to make yourself comfortable. Relax. I see from your chart, and your finger, that you’re not married. And yet you’re interested in the contraceptive pills. No reason to be nervous. Joan sent you to me because I’m not here to judge you. There’s nothing wrong with a woman being practical about the possibility of sexual activity. Spread your knees. Although, as a doctor, I’d like to think that putting a woman in this situation is not gonna turn her into some kind of strumpet. Slide your fanny toward me. I’m not gonna bite. I’ll warn you now, I will take you off this medicine if you abuse it. It’s for your own good, really. But the fact is, even in our modern times, easy women… don’t find husbands. Well, I’m sure you’re not that kind of girl. Now, Joan– I’m just kidding along here. You can get dressed. I’m gonna write you a prescription for Enovid. They’re $11 a month, but don’t think you have to go out and become the town pump just to get your money’s worth. Excuse my French.”


“Well, aren’t you a sweetheart? If I know Joan the candy’s for me. Joan, you’re not fair. The got rid of Eleanor? Rude little thing. Nice meeting you. Sterling Cooper. How may I direct your call?”


“Yeah, it’s because I’m sitting down. You can come back and visit any time you want, honey. Well, she couldn’t get a call through. Hey, you have great legs. I bet you Mr. Draper would like them if he could see them.”


“You know she has to lose eight pounds by the Christmas party.”


“Is there some kind of party here? Oh, my God. I can already feel it. I like to laugh. Now, you stop that. I mean it. It’s– it’s too… hey, I said stop it. What do you think you’re doing? Um, you know what, girls? I think we should go. You’re hurting me. So, uh, what do you fellas do?”


“I hope we’re not interrupting anything. I love this place. It’s hot, loud, and filled with men.”


“Well, I have the best seat. What are we drinking.”

Bartender 2

“For the lady, a special Mai Tai, and one whiskey neat.”


“We’re not buying anything. Hold on. Do you know him? He’s really drunk. Yeah, Peg?”


“Right away, sir.”

Faye Miller

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2011

Sylvia Rosen

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2013

Jim Cutler

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2013

Lane Pryce

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2012

Marie Calvét

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2012

Michael Ginsberg

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2012

Miss Blankenship

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2013

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