The general scuttlebutt within the Madison Avenue advertising world is that Ted Chaough is the next Don Draper, and that Ted's firm, Cutler Gleason & Chaough (CG&C), is stealing all the accounts from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (SCDP), the latest being Clearasil. Although not quite the truth, the perception that CG&C is the up and coming ad agency may make life tougher for an already struggling SCDP. Pete has connections for what may be the next big account up for grabs, Honda Motorcycles, worth $3 million in potential billings. Don wants everyone dealing with the account at SCDP to brush up on their Japanese etiquette as the leg up for the firm in nabbing the account. Ted lets Don know that CG&C is also in the running for the lucrative business. Everyone in the know in the ad world seems to want the account, except for Roger, who has strong remembrances of his time in the last world war. When Roger makes a move that may jeopardize the account before they even get it, Don comes up ...
Did You Know?
The episode's title refers to the book Pete Campbell recommends they read in order to prepare for the firm's meeting with Honda: "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture," a 1946 study by American anthropologist Ruth Benedict, commisioned by the U.S. Office of War Information. See more
When Donald drops off Sally and Bobby with Betty and Henry, the song titled "In The Shadow of The Valley" by the Lost Weekend Western Swing Band is playing softly in the background. Although this takes place in 1965, this version of the song was not recorded until 1998. Not to mention that The Lost Weekend Western Swing Band wasn't formed until 1985. See more
[Reading aloud from a piece of paper
"The man is shamed by being openly ridiculed and rejected; it requires an audience."
What is that, fortune cookie?
It's from that book you were all supposed to read.
Features The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
I Enjoy Being a Girl
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II
and Richard Rodgers
Performed by Doris Day See more