Pete CampbellPlayed by Vincent Kartheiser


After Pete’s dalliance with a neighbor and a run-in with his father-in-law at a brothel, Pete’s wife, Trudy, ended their marriage. New account man Bob Benson sabotaged Pete’s relationship with Chevy and inadvertently caused the death of his mother, Dot. Pete, now free of all ties, transferred to the new California office. 

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Pete Campbell Quotes

“A man like you I’d follow into combat blindfolded, and I wouldn’t be the first. Am I right, buddy?”
Season 1, Episode 1: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”
“I love you. I’m giving up my life to be with you, aren’t I?”
Season 1, Episode 1: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”
“You know what? I have good ideas. In fact, I used to carry around a notebook and a pen, just to keep track. Direct marketing? I thought of that. It turned out it already existed, but I arrived at it independently. And then I come to this place, and you people tell me that I’m good with people, which is strange, because I’d never heard that before.”
Season 1, Episode 4: “New Amsterdam”
“You’re in the city now–it wouldn’t be a sin for us to see your legs. And if you pull your waist in a little bit, you might look like a woman.”
Season 1, Episode 4: “New Amsterdam”
Trudy: “I just don’t understand why the bear is talking.”
Pete: “The bear is not talking. It’s what the hunter imagines the bear to be thinking.”
Season 1, Episode 5: “5G”
“By the way…Matherton? He has the clap.”
Season 1, Episode 7: “Red in the Face”
“The president is a product. Don’t forget that.”
Season 1, Episode 10: “Long Weekend”
“What do people do? Is that what you would do?”
Season 2, Episode 2: “Flight 1″
“I’m a red-blooded American male!”
Season 2, Episode 4: “Three Sundays”
“Hell’s bells, Trudy!”
Season 2, Episode 12: “The Mountain King”
“If I’m going to die, I want to die in Manhattan.”
Season 2, Episode 13: “Meditations in an Emergency”
“Why does it have to be like this? Why can’t I get anything good all at once?”
Season 3, Episode 1: “Out of Town”
“My great-great-grandfather Silas Dyckman would have turned his boat around if he had known that the city would one day be filled with cry babies.”
Season 3, Episode 2: “Love Among the Ruins”
“Puerto Rican girls buy brassieres.”
Season 4, Episode 4: “The Rejected”
“Christ on a cracker!”
Season 4, Episode 5: “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword”
“Yes, Don saved the company. Now go get rid of half of it.”
Season 4, Episode 12: “Blowing Smoke”