There's trouble in both the Sterling and Hofstadt families. With the Sterlings, Roger's daughter Margaret informs him that she doesn't want his wife, Jane, at her wedding, Margaret being ashamed that her step-mother is the same age as her. With the Hofstadts, Gene's Alzheimer's is getting worse, and his wife Gloria has left him. As such, Betty and her brother William have to make some decisions about what to do with their father. William gets some unsolicited and unwanted advice in this matter. At the office, two accounts are on the minds of the executives. One is for Patio Cola, Pepsi's diet soda. Pepsi wants to go with an Ann-Margret Bye Bye Birdie (1963) feel. Peggy does not agree with this approach. Despite that, Peggy is feeling in an Ann-Margret spirit in her personal life. The other has Don trying to win the business of the town's new planned multi-purpose facility, Madison Square Gardens. Don gets some bad and unexpected news on this front.
Did You Know?
William, Betty's brother, suggests that their father be admitted to "the Parker House, halfway between us and New Brunswick" after his recent strokes and memory loss. The Parker House was a nursing facility since 1907 and well known and respected in the area of central New Jersey. See more
When Don and Betty are speaking in the bedroom, as Betty says the line "How can he talk that way to me in the condition I'm in", Betty's left hand is raised holding a cigarette. In the next shot her hand is resting on the bed. See more
I understand why you like this, but it's not for you. I'm the one who'd be buying Patio.
You're not fat any more.
Features Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Performed by Ann-Margret
with Johnny Green
and the Columbia Studio Orchestra and Chorus See more