Mad Men

Season 1 Episode 13

The Wheel

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 18, 2007 on AMC



  • Trivia

    • The Bob Dylan song used at the end of the episode ("Don't Think Twice, It's All Right") was off of his 1963 album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan." However, since the Nixon-Kennedy debate had just happened, this puts the time frame of the show into 1960.

  • Quotes

    • Joan: (to Peggy about her new job) I said congratulations, didn't I? Although, sometimes when people get what they want they realize how limited their goals were.

    • Don: Nostalgia, it's delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, "nostalgia" literally means "the pain from an old wound." It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards... it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It's not called the wheel, it's called the carousel. It let's us travel the way a child travels, around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.

  • Notes

    • This episode was included on the 2008 Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD. Matthew Weiner and Robin Veith were nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series".

  • Allusions