Mad Men

Mad Men (2007)

1 corrected entry in Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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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.

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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.

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