Mad Men

Mad Men (2007)

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The Gold Violin - S2-E7

Corrected entry: Ken Cosgrove asks Jane if she would like to go to a Mets game at Shea Stadium. The episode was set in 1962 and Shea Stadium didn't open til 1964. The Mets originally played at the Polo Grounds.


Correction: Ken says "I have tickets for the Mets tonight. Great seats for, probably, a terrible game. I'll be by at five." There is no mention of Shea.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - S1-E1

Corrected entry: The show takes place in 1960 and a calendar shows it to be March. At one point, Don Draper chews out Pete Campbell for stealing a discarded health report regarding cigarettes. Don tells him that there is nothing out there that will magically make copies of something (eluding that photocopiers hadn't been invented yet). In 1959, Xerox introduced the Xerox 914, the world's first plain paper photocopier. By the end of 1961, the 914 had generated almost $60 million in revenue. The series takes place in the biggest and best ad agency of New York City. If they didn't own one, surely they would know about the ad campaign surrounding it.


Correction: In that episode Don was being sarcastic when he said that. He was making the point that he has the same info that Pete does, and if he thought it was useful he would have used it to begin with.

Show generally

Corrected entry: The daughter of Don (green eyes) and Betty (blue eyes) Draper has brown eyes, a genetic impossibility.

Correction: Not true. High school biology over-simplifies genetics to: The brown gene is dominant over the blue gene. But in reality the genetic determination of eye color is much more complicated. While it's not especially common, two blue-eyed (or green-eyed) parents CAN produce a brown-eyed child.

JC Fernandez



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When Christina Hendricks is about to leave the office, while talking to Don, she is wearing a scarf on her hair. The scarf corner is alternatively tucked in her coat collar and then outside, and inside again etc. in alternate angle shots of the scene.



The character Ted Chaough is briefly heard ordering an "Old Spanish" at a bar during the episode. This is a very quick and subtle reference to the popular cult-comedy series "30 Rock." In "30 Rock", the "Old Spanish" is a fake drink that character Cooter Burger is jokingly convinced is real as a prank by co-workers at the White House. The drink was rather nauseatingly comprised of red wine, tonic water and olives. "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm had previously co-starred on "30 Rock" and is friendly with its creator Tina Fey, thus the reference.