Benjamin opens Midge's eyes to the New York art scene, and she ends up knowing more about art than she realizes. The Maisel and Weissman families come together for a tension-filled Yom Kippur dinner on the anniversary of Joel and Midge's separation. Meanwhile, a reluctant Susie turns to her family for help in advancing her career.
Did You Know?
A real-life character like the incredibly outrageous, charismatic Declan Howell could actually have been found in the "Cedar Tavern" where Benjamin takes Midge. Until it was taken apart and its interior sold in 2006, it was an infamous haven for writers like Jack Kerouac
and abstract expressionist artists of the era, such as Jackson Pollock
, whose name is mentioned in this episode in connection to Declan, and serves as a likely model of the alcoholic, dissipated artist. Also noted in this legendary NYU/Greenwich Village-area tavern are the eminent artists Robert Motherwell
and Franz Kline
. In addition, another likely habitue of the Cedar Tavern whom Midge encounters is real-life urban activist Jane Jacobs
. See more
A Japanese woman says "nice ladder" in the art gallery. This is supposed to be John Lennon's future wife Yoko Ono. But Ono was married and living in Japan at the time and had left NY in 1956. See more
Declan Howell, that's like spotting a unicorn at the automate.
On a Wonderful Day Like Today
Written by Leslie Bricusse
(uncredited) and Anthony Newley
Performed by Cast See more