Around Christmas, Lane is instructed by his London attorney to wire $8,000 to England within two days for back taxes, or else he risks being arrested. Lane, in fear, forges a check from Don. Harry meets with Paul Kinsey, who has joined the Hare Krishnas and has written a terrible spec script for the series Star Trek. Harry later pays for a trip for Paul to Los Angeles so Paul can try to break into script writing. Joan is served divorce papers, and after an outburst to the office receptionist, she and Don go to a bar for a drink and have an intimate chat. Meanwhile, Pete reveals that Jaguar is again looking for an advertising firm, and that presentations will start in mid-January.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Bewitched

This Television Series is referred to by Christmas Waltz part of Mad Men Season 5
Paul asks if Harry might be able to get the script he's written for 'Star Trek' set as the premiere episode for the upcoming season. Harry tells Paul that it's a tough time slot with 'My Three Sons' and 'Bewitched'.
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My Three Sons

This Television Series is referred to by Christmas Waltz part of Mad Men Season 5
Paul asks if Harry might be able to get the script he's written for 'Star Trek' set as the premiere episode for the upcoming season. Harry tells Paul that it's a tough time slot with 'My Three Sons' and 'Bewitched'.
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Star Trek

This Television Series is referred to by Christmas Waltz part of Mad Men Season 5
Harry meets with Paul Kinsey, who is now a Hare Krishna. Paul gives Harry a script he has written, a speculative episode for the series 'Star Trek'.
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It plays these songs...

The Christmas Waltz
performed by Peggy Lee

This Song is played in Christmas Waltz part of Mad Men Season 5
After test driving the Jaguar, Don and Joan are at a bar together. Joan asks Don for change for the jukebox, saying she wants some music. She chooses this song. The song also plays during the final credits of the episode.

It refers to these plays...

America Hurrah
written by

  • Date: November 7, 1966
  • Type: Play
This Play is referred to by Christmas Waltz part of Mad Men Season 5
Megan takes Don to a performance of 'America Hurrah', which leaves Don feeling angry about the negative portrayal of advertising in the play.

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

The Christmas Waltz
performed by Frank Sinatra

The Christmas Waltz
performed by Peggy Lee

The Christmas Waltz
performed by She & Him