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At the Codfish Ball 

Don gets a visit from the in-laws and his children just as he's about to receive a prestigious award and tries to save the Heinz account. Meanwhile, Peggy and her boyfriend take the next step in their relationship.

Director:

Michael Uppendahl

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Jonathan Igla
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Francis (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper (credit only)
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Talia Balsam ... Mona Sterling
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Storyline

Don is receiving an award from the American Cancer Society for his anti-smoking editorial in the New York Times. He sees the award as a honor regardless of the fact that he has not quit smoking, that the editorial was purely a dig at Lucky Strike for pulling their business, and the people at the Society know none of this information. Roger and Pete plan on being at the awards ceremony to drum up business from the Society's wealthy Board members, who probably now see SCDP in a different league than all the other Madison Avenue agencies. Roger, still on a euphoric high (figuratively) after his LSD trip, turns to an unexpected source for help on this matter. Also attending the awards ceremony will be Megan's parents, Dr. Emile and Mrs. Marie Calvet, who have come to town partly on business, partly to see Megan and partly to meet Don and attend the ceremony. Upon meeting, Don knows that he has to do more than win a prestigious award to impress especially Dr. Calvet. A last minute attendee... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At about 10 minutes, Megan says her father would not appreciate Don reading James Bond. But the book he is holding is clearly "The Fixer" by Bernard Malamud (1966) which has nothing to do with Bond. See more »

Quotes

Joan Holloway: Men don't take the time to end things. They ignore you until you insist on a declaration of hate.
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Connections

References Captain January (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Meditation (Meditação)
Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonca
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Arranged by Claus Ogerman
Performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Group
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