Lane faces a personal cash flow problem when he is informed that he owes the British government £2,900 for back taxes, payable in two days time. He comes up with a scheme using supposed SCDP funds, which don't actually exist, in the form of Christmas bonuses to all staff, including to the partners. But one problem after another with Lane's scheme have the potential of bringing his entire world crashing down around him. It promises to be a busy Christmas season since SCDP is once again in the running for the Jaguar account, the pitch from agencies to be done in mid-January, giving them about six weeks to come up with a presentation. Meanwhile, Harry gets a telephone call from old colleague Paul Kinsey to meet, which Harry reluctantly does. Harry ends up meeting a much transformed Paul. Although Harry does not agree with the transformation itself, he does get caught up in it. As Harry guessed, Paul does ask him for a professional favor. When Harry doesn't believe he can accommodate ...
Did You Know?
The bar scene were Don and Joan have a drink after test driving the Jaguar bares some resemblance to the famous Edward Hopper painting "Nighthawks" See more
When Don and Joan are at the bar, Joan plays Peggy Lee's "Christmas Waltz" on the jukebox. However, this song was never released on a 7" record that would have been in a jukebox at the time. See more
Each year at this time, whether you know it or not, I look at the faces in this room who have given their all to this tenuous recovery, and I say prepare to take a great leap forward. Prepare to swim the English Channel and then drown in champagne. There are six weekends between now and the pitch. We are going to spend them all here. We will see Christmas here. We will ring in the new year together. And in the end, we will represent Jaguar, and it will be worth it. Every agency on Madison ...
References My Three Sons
Written by Jule Styne
and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Nellie McKay See more