Don is honored at a banquet for the American Cancer Society, but finds his professional reputation has been damaged. Megan comes up with a last-minute pitch to save the Heinz account. Peggy thinks Abe is going to propose to her, but he instead suggests they move in together, a decision that doesn't go over well with her mother. When Henry's mother hurts herself, Sally takes charge and then comes to stay with Don and Megan, who are already hosting the latter's parents.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It shows these books...

The Berlitz Self-Teacher French
written by

This Book is shown on At the Codfish Ball part of Mad Men Season 5
Don is seen reading this book, in an effort to learn the language (French) of Megan's parents, who are visiting Don and Megan in Manhattan.

The Fixer
written by

This Book is shown on At the Codfish Ball part of Mad Men Season 5
Megan's parents are visiting Don and Megan in Manhattan. The first night of their stay, Don is reading 'The Fixer' in bed, after dinner.

It refers to these plays...

A Delicate Balance
written by

  • Date: September 22, 1966
  • Type: Play
This Play is referred to by At the Codfish Ball part of Mad Men Season 5
The man from Heinz says he went to see the new Edward Albee play in NY.

It refers to these albums...

It refers to these book series...

James Bond

This Book Series is referred to by At the Codfish Ball part of Mad Men Season 5
Megan teases Don about the book he's reading in bed (The Fixer), telling him that her father won't care if he finds out that Don reads 'James Bond'.
  • Buy James Bond on Amazon
  • Buy James Bond on iTunes
  • Buy James Bond on GooglePlay

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Mad Men Season 5

# Title Air Date
Mad Men
5:1 A Little Kiss Mar 25, 2012
5:2 A Little Kiss (Part 2) Mar 25, 2012
5:3 Tea Leaves Apr 1, 2012
5:4 Mystery Date Apr 8, 2012
5:5 Signal 30 Apr 15, 2012
5:6 Far Away Places Apr 22, 2012
5:7 At the Codfish Ball Apr 29, 2012
5:8 Lady Lazarus May 6, 2012
5:9 Dark Shadows May 13, 2012
5:10 Christmas Waltz May 20, 2012
5:11 The Other Woman May 27, 2012
5:12 Commissions and Fees Jun 3, 2012
5:13 The Phantom Jun 10, 2012

At the Codfish Ball
performed by Buddy Ebsen and Shirley Temple