The New Girl

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (5)

  • Joan Holloway: Aren't you darling? You're going to be gangbusters.

  • Bobbie: This is America, pick a job and become the person who does it. (advising Peggy to be more ambitious)

  • Peggy: You'll have to believe me that I'll forget this. I don't want you treating me badly because I remind you of it. (assuring Don she won't tell his secrets

  • Don: Get out of here and move forward. This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened.

  • Pete: Either you make it through this thing or you keep it to yourself. (responding to his wife's distress about their fertility issues)

Trivia (3)

  • Theme from A Summer's Place by Percy Faith and his Orchestra is playing during Don and Bobbie's drive to the beach. A Summer's Place was a blockbuster 1959 film about forbidden love that starred Sandra Dee.

  • Don is briefly arrested and fined in New York for having a blood alcohol content of .15%. As of 1996, New York had lowered the allowable percentage; any blood alcohol content over .05% will initiate a criminal case.

  • Bobbie Barrett reads that Marilyn Monroe will make an appearance at Madison Square Garden to celebrate President John F. Kennedy's birthday. This a reference to Marilyn's infamous breathy and sexy rendition of "Happy Birthday" for the President.

Allusions (1)

  • The song that Freddie Rumsen is playing on his zipper is Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart.