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Sorry we’re late with this episode, we were out picking up peaches and smelling the oranges. That’s right, this week we’re discussing Episode 4 of Season 3 of Mad Men, titled “The Arrangements.” As we point out, this is a big episode for characters with “Sal” in their name, and if you happen to coincidentally be a massive Jai Alai fan. Actually, you might not be too happy about how this episode plays out in that case. We also do a big send-up for one Gene Hofstadt, portrayed by Ryan Cutrona. We’re going to listen to the podcast now, as long as you keep a lookout!
In case this is your first time digging into Mad Men Men, our humble little baby podcast recaps Mad Men from the perspective of someone who hasn’t really watched the show, someone who went through it once a long time ago, and a superfan who watches excessively it instead of having a functional social life. You can find our conversations about the first season on our podcast feed, as we are now on a new website.
Extra credits for “The Arrangements”
Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner and aired on AMC from 2007 to 2015. This episode, “The Arrangements,” was directed by Michael Uppendahl and written by Andrew Colville and Matthew Weiner. The show stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, and many more. The opening instrumental theme heard at the beginning of this podcast is “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2. Podcast illustration is by Jon Negroni. The podcast is hosted by Jon Negroni (Film Editor of InBetweenDrafts), Will Ashton (cohost of the Cinemaholics podcast), and Michael Overhulse (The Original “Negroupie” and inventor of dogs interrupting podcast conversations).