Pete enters SCDP into a competition run by Honda, earning the ire of Roger, who, due to his anti-Japanese experiences from World War II, attempts to undercut the other partners' efforts to win the account. An executive from another agency attempts to position himself as Don's rival. Sally's erratic behavior disturbs Betty and Henry enough to seek a psychiatrist over Don's objections.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

It refers to these songs...

Help Me, Rhonda
performed by The Beach Boys

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This Song is referred to by The Chrysanthemum and the Sword part of Mad Men Season 4
After a disastrous initial meeting with Honda, the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce receives a gift, which they think and hope is from the men at Honda. After looking at the card which reads, Help Me, Honda. Help, help Me Honda" they realize it is from a rival ad agency.

It shows these books...

It refers to these books...

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
written by

This Book is referred to by The Chrysanthemum and the Sword part of Mad Men Season 4
In preparation for the meeting with Honda, everyone in the office is to have a copy of this book to display on their desks.

It refers to these television series...

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

This Television Series is referred to by The Chrysanthemum and the Sword part of Mad Men Season 4
Sally is having a sleepover at a friend's house. She is watching this show on television when she gets caught masturbating and is sent home.
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Mad Men Season 4

# Title Air Date
Mad Men
4:1 Public Relations Jul 25, 2010
4:2 Christmas Comes But Once a Year Aug 1, 2010
4:3 The Good News Aug 8, 2010
4:4 The Rejected Aug 15, 2010
4:5 The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Aug 22, 2010
4:6 Waldorf Stories Aug 29, 2010
4:7 The Suitcase Sep 5, 2010
4:8 The Summer Man Sep 12, 2010
4:9 The Beautiful Girls Sep 19, 2010
4:10 Hands and Knees Sep 26, 2010
4:11 Chinese Wall Oct 3, 2010
4:12 Blowing Smoke Oct 10, 2010
4:13 Tomorrowland Oct 17, 2010