'Mad Men' set recycling: Marigold's hippie commune was Don's childhood home

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Eagle-eyed viewers who tuned into last Sunday's (May 4th) episode of "Mad Men" Season 7 episode 4, "The Monolith," realized that a certain house was used once before. The hippie home that Roger's daughter Margaret decided to move into is the same home that appeared in Season 1's "The Hobo Code" when we saw Don in a flashback living on a farm. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison below:

mad-men-house-easter-egg-amc.jpgThis isn't the first time "Mad Men" used a familiar set. The whore house that Don lived in -- seen in Season 6 -- made a brief appearance during Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video at the 10 minute, 35-second mark:
 


Perhaps we're over thinking this, but could the hippie home/farm crossover be one of several times in the remaining ten episodes that Matt Weiner and crew make references to earlier parts of the series as they send the show into the sunset? On episode 4, Don made his formal return to SC&P but struggled with being at the bottom of the organization. By the end of the episode it looked like he was ready to accept his new position. Meanwhile, Roger wasn't able to bring his daughter back into the city so she could take care of her daughter. Read Hypable's recap of "The Monolith."


"Mad Men" returns this Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT with episode 5 -- the third-to-last new episode of 2014.

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