2x01 For Those Who Think Young
First Aired: Jul. 27, 2008 on AMC
Summary: Don and Duck butt heads over the matter of wanting "younger creative talent." Meanwhile, the staff is confused on how to approach the airline company account, and Betty runs into a former roommate who shocks her with a new career choice. Plus, Joan is at a loss of where the copying machine…
Main Characters in this Episode
Roger Sterling: The clients like it. The clients like the thrill of young talent.
Don Draper: So what am I supposed to do - dangle a Pepsi out the window and see if I can hook a stroller?
Paul Kinsey: Don's been screwing me for the last 3 years. I've got nothing.
Pete Campbell: What's everybody laughing at?
Ken Cosgrove: The great debate wages on about Peggy Olson's charmed career.
Pete Campbell: Fat farm. I thought we had verification.
- Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): Time has elapsed between Season 1 and Season 2 which is established to take place in 1962 so this episode is actually set in February 1962, not February 1961, when A Tour of the White House (1962) (TV) aired.
- Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): Peggy Olson attends a Catholic Church, and her mother asks her to light a candle for her father, a Catholic tradition. The surname Olson is Norwegian, and Norwegians are overwhelmingly Protestant (Lutheran). However, we do not know Peggy's mother's background. She could be Catholic and her father may have converted as is de rigeur when marrying into a Catholic family.
- Goof (anachronisms): When Don is in the doctor's office at the beginning he had his blood pressure checked. The cuff used had Velcro and in the early 1960s they didn't have that yet.
- The shot of Betty and Don in the hotel bed was flipped post-production. Betty's wedding ring is on her right hand. The aired scene shows them on opposite sides of the bed to contrast their normal sleeping arrangements at home.
- Action takes place on February 14th, 1962, which is the original air date of A Tour of the White House (1962) (TV) (which is featured in this episode), and the following day.
- "Now It's Pepsi, for Those Who Think Young" was the real Pepsi-Cola slogan for several years during the early 1960s. It was also a contemporary movie (For Those Who Think Young (1964)) about teen surfers that contained an early example of "product placement" - the characters all drank copious amounts of Pepsi.