The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Season 4, Episode 5 -  Air Date: 8/22/2010
4 Ratings
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Synopsis

Don and Pete disregard Roger‘s plans in order to land a new client.

‘Mad Men‘ Fan Columnist: Honda Inception

Is it me or is Mad Men getting funnier?  It‘s also possible that against the dark scenes, you just need to laugh.  I love Don‘s secretary!  I‘m sure she would call herself a hoot.  This week‘s episode was all about wooing the Japanese motorcycle makers, Honda, and included some of my favorite characters, Betty and Sally."How does she not fall over?"Know your market.  Rule number one of advertising.  In order to pitch the Japanese, Don had to read a book, bow down, and obviously go to Benihana. What else could there possibly be to learn about the Japanese?  I loved Joan‘s attempt at modesty and the obvious leering of the Japanese men.  Getting checked out crosses the language barrier with little to no effort.  And Pete, is the cantaloupe supposed to be exotic fruit to the Japanese?  If only they had Bert‘s old office at Sterling Cooper!  That would have been perfect for their guests!   Peggy driving in circles on the Honda was priceless.  Elizabeth Moss is certainly getting some great material this season. 
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