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Decoding the Symbols of Mad Men Season Three

Matthew Weiner has never been shy about flaunting proto-literary symbols on Mad Men, but this season, he went symbol-crazy: From the Victorian fainting couch that reflected Betty's throwback romanticism to the dog food that mirrored Don, props (both heavy-handed and subtle) have loomed larger than some characters this season. Herewith, Vulture's slideshow of Mad Men's third-season symbols and what they mean.

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