Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Peggy: One day you're there and there's less of you and you wonder where that part went. If it's living somewhere outside of you and you keep thinking maybe you'll get it back and then you realize it's just gone.
Pete: Is Don on board with my promotion? Duck: I'm the President, I don't need his permission, do I?
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Sterling Cooper sold controlling interest for approximately $8.2MM in 1962 dollars or $58.1MM in 2010 dollars. Duck said they are buying 51% controlling interest. Sterling says that Draper will clear a little more than $500K. In the partner meeting, Cooper says Draper owns 12%.
The song "Stranger on the Shore," which plays during this episode, is by Acker Bilk. It was the first song by a UK artist to be No. 1 in the Billboard charts and the the first to be No. 1 in the US & UK at the same time.
The title of this episode, Meditations in an Emergency, refers to the poetry collection of the same title by Frank O'Hara. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is reading that same book in the the first episode of the second season, For Those Who Think Young (S02E01).