Mad Men

Season 2 Episode 3

The Benefactor

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 10, 2008 on AMC



  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode ("The Benefactor") is also the title of the controversial episode of The Defenders which Harry tries (unsuccessfully) to get the Belle Jolie cosmetics company to sponsor. The episode of The Defenders, which discussed the issue of abortion, aired on CBS on April 28, 1962. It was so controversial at the time that none of the regular sponsors for the series would advertise during its broadcast.