Episode 2.7 "The Gold Violin"
It's a rare Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton, left) focused episode (yay!) in which art director Sal is about to get a painful closet crush. Their coworker Harry Crane has a bad case of nerves about a meeting with the eccentric boss. Sal's Ken crush kicks off early when Ken references a musical.
Harry Crane: He wants to see me and only me.
Ken Cosgrove: Isn't that from West Side Story?
West Side Story, my fav film, opened in fall 1961 and played forever becoming one of the biggest hits of all time (adjusted gross of $444 million) and winning 10 Oscars. The soundtrack spent over a year at #1 on the album charts and becoming the best selling record of the 1960s (in the U.S. at least) . It would have been number #1 still in the summer of 1962 when this particular episode takes place.
There's another song reference in this episode "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)", a tune which has its own cinematic moment, albeit infinitely less iconic. Woody Allen resurrected the oldie for Everyone Says I Love You. Skip ahead to the 2:00 mark for the silliness.
Sage advice from the movies, yes?