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The Wheel 

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Don and Betty Draper have an argument when it becomes apparent that he doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving with her family and she plans on going only with the children. He also learns some ... See full summary »

Director:

Matthew Weiner

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner | 1 more credit »
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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 Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Maggie Siff ... Rachel Menken (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
Anne Dudek ... Francine Hanson
Katherine Boecher ... Annie
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
James Keane ... Night Manager
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Storyline

Don and Betty Draper have an argument when it becomes apparent that he doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving with her family and she plans on going only with the children. He also learns some information about his brother Adam. Pete Campbell confirms that he has landed an account from his father-in-law for a new skin care product called Clearasil. He objects however when Don gives the account to Peggy Olson, whom he has just promoted to junior copywriter. Peggy proves her mettle in auditions for the weight loss device but later is feeling unwell and goes to the hospital where she is given some shocking news. Don comes up with a brilliant presentation for Kodak on a new wheel-like storage device for a slide projector that he dubs The Carousel. Written by garykmcd

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First episode in the series to be directed by its creator, Matthew Weiner. See more »

Goofs

The date is Wednesday, November 23, 1960, Thanksgiving eve. In the last scene Don sits on the stairs as the camera pulls back and Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" begins to play. That song wasn't recorded until November 14, 1962 and not released until May 27, 1963 on the "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album. See more »

Quotes

Joan Holloway: I said congratulations didn't I? Although, sometimes when people get what they want they realize how limited their goals were.
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Connections

Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
Series theme music played over opening credits
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This is a goof
15 January 2019 | by svarooomSee all my reviews

The Radio Flyer (Radio Jet 90) in the slide show with Don's kids is a 1974-1989 model. Supposed to be late 1960.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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