History Trivia / MadMen

9th Nov '17 10:27:57 PM DavidDelony
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* UnderminedByReality: For many fans, the show's pro-feminist message is tainted by Matthew Weiner's sexual harassment allegations.
28th Oct '17 1:19:40 PM nombretomado
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* TheCastShowOff: ChristinaHendricks was learning how to play the accordion during the early years of the show and that talent was incorporated into the 3rd Season when Greg begs Joan to perform for his guests to distract from the reveal that he's a failure as a surgeon, Hendricks even gets the chance to show off her singing skills. Said episode even has Vincent Kartheiser dancing to the Charleston, and Michael Gladis's capella singing.

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* TheCastShowOff: ChristinaHendricks Creator/ChristinaHendricks was learning how to play the accordion during the early years of the show and that talent was incorporated into the 3rd Season when Greg begs Joan to perform for his guests to distract from the reveal that he's a failure as a surgeon, Hendricks even gets the chance to show off her singing skills. Said episode even has Vincent Kartheiser dancing to the Charleston, and Michael Gladis's capella singing.
8th Oct '17 10:12:20 AM nombretomado
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** There was also a deal struck to give the final season 14 episodes instead of the usual 13. It was then split up, like ''BreakingBad'' before it, so that the first half of the season would be filmed to air in the Spring of 2014, while the latter half would be set to air in early 2015.

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** There was also a deal struck to give the final season 14 episodes instead of the usual 13. It was then split up, like ''BreakingBad'' ''Series/BreakingBad'' before it, so that the first half of the season would be filmed to air in the Spring of 2014, while the latter half would be set to air in early 2015.
13th Sep '17 6:13:09 AM CosmicFerret
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** Creator/ElisabethMoss had shown off a lovely singing voice when Peggy Olson imitated Ann-Margret singing ByeByeBirdie, but we as viewers get to see evidence of Moss's old ballet training whether dancing the Twist or roller skating to Roger Sterling's rendition of "Hi Lo, Hi Lo" on an organ.

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** Creator/ElisabethMoss had shown off a lovely singing voice when Peggy Olson imitated Ann-Margret singing ByeByeBirdie, Theatre/ByeByeBirdie, but we as viewers get to see evidence of Moss's old ballet training whether dancing the Twist or roller skating to Roger Sterling's rendition of "Hi Lo, Hi Lo" on an organ.
13th Sep '17 6:08:20 AM CosmicFerret
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8th Sep '17 4:35:42 AM faunas
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!!Other trivia
* Both ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' 's dad and ''Series/JudgingAmy'' 's baby brother are partners in Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (unfortunately, the former has cancer so wants to get out).
1st Jun '17 8:39:59 PM karstovich2
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* FontAnachronism: The show takes place roundabout the sixties. The sign on the Sterling Cooper building is Gill Sans, which was not in popular use in the United States until the 1970s. There are other future fonts, mainly in shots of print ads: Fenice (1980), Balmoral (1978), Amazone (1958), ITC Kabel (1975), Bookman Old Style (1989), Zapfino (1998), and Gotham (2002) (although this one is tricky, as Gotham ''intentionally'' [[{{Retraux}} mimics the signage on American public buildings from the 1930s-1960s]]). Notably, the first episode of the show features an advertisement in the aforementioned Zapfino. Of course, there were similar fonts—sometimes quite similar—to all of these in existence in the 1960s; presumably, this was a measure to save time and money.

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* FontAnachronism: The show takes place roundabout the sixties. The sign on the Sterling Cooper building is Gill Sans, which was not in popular use in the United States until the 1970s.1970s (although it had been released in 1928 and was popular in its native Britain from the 1930s on, it never caught on across the Atlantic until much later). There are other future fonts, mainly in shots of print ads: Fenice (1980), Balmoral (1978), Amazone (1958), ITC Kabel (1975), Bookman Old Style (1989), Zapfino (1998), and Gotham (2002) (although this one is tricky, as Gotham ''intentionally'' [[{{Retraux}} mimics the signage on American public buildings from the 1930s-1960s]]). Notably, the first episode of the show features an advertisement in the aforementioned Zapfino. Of course, there were similar fonts—sometimes quite similar—to all of these in existence in the 1960s; presumably, this was a measure to save time and money.
14th Mar '17 10:07:31 PM DavidDelony
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* {{Defictionalization}}: In 2017, the real Heinz created a "Pass The Heinz" campaign [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/pass-the-heinz?utm_term=.knp3Po65#.lgqL4E6z based on Don Draper's Heinz pitch]].
21st Oct '16 3:42:37 PM toongrrl1990
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** [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/8053267/Mad-Men-costume-designer-reveals-secret-to-Joan-Holloway-look.html This article from the Guardian]] states that often the hosiery and shapewear from that era (or designed to match lingerie from then) would be painful enough for the actresses to need pads of moleskin.
7th May '16 5:17:55 PM nombretomado
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** ElisabethMoss had shown off a lovely singing voice when Peggy Olson imitated Ann-Margret singing ByeByeBirdie, but we as viewers get to see evidence of Moss's old ballet training whether dancing the Twist or roller skating to Roger Sterling's rendition of "Hi Lo, Hi Lo" on an organ.

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** ElisabethMoss Creator/ElisabethMoss had shown off a lovely singing voice when Peggy Olson imitated Ann-Margret singing ByeByeBirdie, but we as viewers get to see evidence of Moss's old ballet training whether dancing the Twist or roller skating to Roger Sterling's rendition of "Hi Lo, Hi Lo" on an organ.



* FanNickname: "Dr. Rape" and "[[GreysAnatomy Dr. McRapey]]" for Greg Harris, Joan's husband.

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* FanNickname: "Dr. Rape" and "[[GreysAnatomy "[[Series/GreysAnatomy Dr. McRapey]]" for Greg Harris, Joan's husband.
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