We needed a long weekend to collect our thoughts on what is certainly our most contentious Mad Men discussion yet. This week, we’re talking about “Long Weekend,” the tenth episode of Season 1. Betty’s dad is in town, and so is his new girlfriend. Kennedy has a new jingle that’s getting all the kids talking. Joan and Carol are coming out for a night on the town! On that note, Don and Roger throw a private party after hours. And is that Rachel Menken’s apartment in a movie referencing The Apartment?
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