Mad Men

Season 1 Episode 4

New Amsterdam

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 09, 2007 on AMC



  • Trivia

    • Glen Bishop (Marten Holden Weiner), the 9-year-old son of Helen Bishop (Darby Stanchfield), who asked Betty Draper (January Jones) for a lock of her hair, is the son of the show's creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner.

  • Quotes

    • Roger Sterling: I bet there were people in the Bible walking around, complaining about "kids today."
      Don Draper: Kids today, they have no one to look up to. Cuz they're looking up to us.

    • Roger Sterling: What you did is totally unacceptable.
      Pete Campbell: I realize that.
      Roger Sterling: I want you to be very clear about this: You were fired. I wanted you out. Cooper wanted you out. And you would be...if it weren't for this man. (motions to Don) He thought you deserved another chance. That's right. He fought for you.
      Pete Campbell: I don't know what to say.
      Roger Sterling: Say nothing. You are here because of Don Draper's largess.
      Pete Campbell: Thank you. Thank you so much.
      Roger Sterling: Now, I know that your generation went to college instead of serving, so I'll illuminate you. This man is your commanding officer. You live and die in his shadow. Understood?
      Pete Campbell: (nods vigorously) I won't let you down, Don.
      Roger Sterling: Jesus! Campbell...don't ever say that.

    • Roger Sterling: I bet daily friendship with that bottle attracts more people to advertising than any salary you can dream of.
      Don Draper: It's the way I got in.
      Roger Sterling: So enjoy it.
      Don Draper: I'm doin' my best here.
      Roger Sterling: No, you're not. You don't know how to drink. Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink because it's what men do.
      Don Draper: What about shaky hands, I see a lot of that with you boys?
      Roger Sterling: No joke. Your kind with your gloomy thoughts and your worries, your all busy licking some imaginary wound.
      Don Draper: Not all imaginary.
      Roger Sterling: Yeah, boo hoo.
      Don Draper: Maybe I'm not as comfortable being powerless as you are.

    • Pete Campbell: I have ideas.
      Don Draper: I'm sure you do. Sterling Cooper has more failed artists and intellectuals than the Third Reich.

  • Notes

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