Mad Men (Season One)
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Atlas Shrugged is like a love letter to capitalism, so it's no surprise that it would be featured so prominently on Mad Men, a show filled with individualism and the pursuit of personal satisfaction. This Season 1 episode shows Rand fan Bert Cooper recommending the book to Don, who later uses some of the book's ideals in a pitch to a client. It feels like we've spent the entire series of Mad Men asking ourselves "Who is Don Draper?" too. (The Hobo Code)
Mad Men begins in the year 1960, just one year after Lady Chatterly's Lover became available in the United States after being banned for more than 30 years. In this episode, we see the secretaries of Sterling Cooper giddly pass around a copy of the then-scandalous novel about a woman's affair with her husband's gamekeeper, half-worried, half-excited about how it would look to read the book on the train.