History Trivia / MadMen

26th Mar '16 2:56:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Mad Men is a show with a penchant for using both That Guys and actors from 90s kid's shows/movies
** Elisabeth "[[Series/TheWestWing Zoey Bartlet]]" Moss
** Christina "[[Series/{{Firefly}} YoSaffBridge]]" Hendricks.
** While we're on Whedon shows, Vincent "[[Series/{{Angel}} Connor]]" Kartheiser
** And now [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Jonathan]] has gotten a job at SCDP in a stunning combination of nepotism and drunkenness. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)
** In a magnificent case of ActorAllusion, Robert Morse as Bert Cooper, well-known for being J. Pierpont Finch, the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything deceptive, self-centered, rapidly rags-to-riches businessman in the early '60s]] musical farce ''Film/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''.
** Don had an affair in the first season with [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Tara Knowles-Teller]].
** A number of cast members floated over from ''Series/JackAndBobby'' - Roger is Peter Benedict, Megan is Courtney Benedict, Joey is Jack [=McCallister=].
** One of the recurring switchboard operators was Flo, The Progressive girl.
*** Another is Creator/KristenSchaal.
** Jimmy Barrett would go on to join [[Series/{{Lost}} The Dharma Initiative.]] And Bobbie Barrett is [[Film/TheDarkKnight Barbara Gordon]].
** Betty cheats on Don in the season two finale with [[Series/{{Chuck}} Captain Awesome]].
** Betty's brother is [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 Ellis]] - or [[Series/TheKilling Jamie]].
** [[Series/{{Bones}} Mr. Nigel Murray]] was Lane's secretary. Daisy Wicke is Peggy's roommate.
** Francine Hansen is [[Series/{{House}} Amber "Cutthroat Bitch" Volakis]] as well as [[Series/BigLove creepy Alby's creepy wife]].
** [[Series/TheSopranos Finn DeTrolio]] is a Lenny Bruce-esque stand-up comic in "Christmas Comes But Once A Year", Kelli Moltisanti is Dr. Faye and "Little" Carmine Lupertazzi Jr. is the concierge at Don and Megan's condominium. No surprise, since Matthew Weiner was basically Number Two after David Chase on ''The Sopranos'' in the late seasons.
** Lois's actress, Crista Flanagan, is possibly the only person who can say they've been in both Mad Men and Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg movies.
** Wait, is [[Series/{{Heroes}} Eden McCain]] really just Don's neighbor, or is she spying on him for Primatech Paper?
** [[TheKarateKid Lucille LaRusso]] is Ms Blankenship.
** I guess Jason Stackhouse isn't the only one [[Series/TrueBlood Mrs. Newlin]] is trying to help find his way back to joy. And what the hell is Jane Bodehouse doing being Sally's psychiatrist?
** Ken Cosgrove is the future son-in-law of [[{{Reaper}} The Devil.]]
*** Don't you mean [[TwinPeaks Leland Palmer]]?
*** Or [[Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck Don Hollenbeck]]? Or [[Series/TwentyFour the Vice President of the United States]]? Or [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 the President of the United States]]?
*** And is married to [[Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack Alex Mack]].
*** And used to work [[VideoGame/LANoire as a detective]].
*** A fun fact about that is that many of the Mad Men cast actually made cameo appearances in the above mentioned game.
** [[Series/TheNanny Maxwell Sheffield]] is one of Lane Pryce's bosses at PPL.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] works at the hospital where Betty had Eugene.
** Lane Pryce is an AlternateUniverse [[Film/LostInSpace Will Robinson]], [[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse Dr. Ashford]] AND [[spoiler:a bio-terrorist]] on Series/{{Fringe}} not to mention his spectacular rise from [[Series/TheRiches criminal life]].
*** Don't forget he's also Creator/{{Andy|Warhol}} [[IShotAndyWarhol Warhol]] and now [[Film/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]]. Oh, and [[NaturalBornKillers he's a big fan of Mickey and Mallory Knox]].
*** Plus, his wife is Miss Honey from the film version of Matilda
** [[Series/{{Community}} Annie Edison]] is married to Pete.
*** And her father is [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll Marshall Darling]]
** [[FlashForward2009 Sexy Babysitter]] is married to Roger.
** [[Series/DesperateHousewives Paul Young]]? What are you doing at Sterling-Cooper? Or did you forget you are also [[TheGoldenGirls Blanche Deveraux's]] late husband's illegitimate son?
** Pete has an affair with [[GilmoreGirls Rory Gilmore]] (and later married her IRL)!
** [[Series/SavedByTheBell Mr. Belding]] was one of the bigwigs at Cool Whip.
** Hey, when did Joyce (the confident lesbian photo editor at ''Life'') get transformed into an [[Series/{{Girls}} insecure, straight college student]]?
** And why the hell does [[AwesomeMcCoolname Reed Rockwell]] (AKA [[AlternateUniverse Bizzaro]] [[Series/{{Leverage}} Nathan Ford]]) look like a clean-shaven Paul Kinsey?
** Don is having an affair with [[FreaksAndGeeks Lindsay Weir]]/[[Film/ScoobyDoo Velma Dinkley]], who's married to a doctor and lives in his building.
** Don and Megan almost have a four way with [[MarriedWithChildren Jefferson Darcy]] and his wife!
** New partner Jim Culter [[ClashOfTheTitans slayed Medusa and a Kraken]]!
*** He also killed [[Series/VeronicaMars Lilly Kane]].
*** And he was [[Series/LALaw a lawyer]] at one point.
** Don meets [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Sidney Prescott]] on a plane in the Season 7 premiere.
** Anna Draper's hippie pregnant niece is [[Series/{{Arrow}} Sara Lance aka the Black Canary]]
** [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Esme Cullen]] plays a waitress who reminds Don of Rachel Menken.
** [[OneTreeHill Dan Scott]] is [=McCann=], one of the SC&P's new owners.
** One of the war veterans who beats up Don is [[BarneyMiller Detective Wojo]].
*** And the other one who beats him up is [[Series/TheOffice Pam's ex-fiance Roy]]
** Supergirl is the head of the pivotal seminar in the finale
** In the United States, the TheEeyore daughter of Diana the Waitress, is played by [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Maria Bella a.k.a. Young Elsa]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub:
** [[Creator/KoichiYamadera Don Draper]] is [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ryoga Hibiki]] and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ryoji Kaji]].
** [[SanaeKobayashi Peggy Olson]] is [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]] and [[Manga/DGrayMan Allen Walker]].
** [[Creator/AkiraIshida Pete Campbell]] is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Athrun]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Zala]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara of the Desert]].
** [[Creator/YumiTouma Betty Draper]] is [[Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar Deedlit]], [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Urd]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aya Kobayashi]].
** [[NaoyaUchida Roger Sterling Jr.]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Madara Uchiha]]
** [[Creator/AtsukoTanaka Rachel Menken]] is [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]], [[Anime/QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Caster]].
** Jimmy Barrett is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shukaku]] and [[Franchise/StarWars C-3PO in Japanese]].
19th Mar '16 8:30:31 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 7:41:48 AM Hossmeister
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13th Mar '16 10:17:29 PM GrammarNavi
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** [[YumiTouma Betty Draper]] is [[Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar Deedlit]], [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Urd]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aya Kobayashi]].

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** [[YumiTouma [[Creator/YumiTouma Betty Draper]] is [[Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar Deedlit]], [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Urd]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aya Kobayashi]].
6th Jan '16 2:03:10 PM FF32
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*** And used to work [[LANoire as a detective]].

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*** And used to work [[LANoire [[VideoGame/LANoire as a detective]].
2nd Jan '16 6:19:11 PM nombretomado
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** Don had an affair in the first season with [[SonsOfAnarchy Tara Knowles-Teller]].

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** Don had an affair in the first season with [[SonsOfAnarchy [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Tara Knowles-Teller]].
30th Dec '15 5:04:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* StarMakingRole: For practically everyone on the show since the majority of the cast were unknowns or only known on niche shows before the series launched. The notable exception is Robert Morse, who has been a name for decades.
** Including {{RJD2}}, the artist behind the theme song.

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* StarMakingRole: For practically everyone on the show since the majority of the cast were unknowns or only known on niche shows before the series launched. The notable exception is Robert Morse, who has been a name for decades.
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decades. Including {{RJD2}}, Music/{{RJD2}}, the artist behind the theme song.
29th Dec '15 8:56:41 PM toongrrl1990
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* CastShowOff: 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.

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* CastShowOff: 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.skills. Said episode even has Vincent Kartheiser dancing to the Charleston, and Michael Gladis's capella singing.



** 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.

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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.skating to Roger Sterling's rendition of "Hi Lo, Hi Lo" on an organ.
29th Dec '15 8:54:14 PM toongrrl1990
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* CastShowOff: 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.
** Jessica Pare's "Zou Bisou Bisou" became a hit in 2012, the year of Season 6 and she shows off some burlesque dancing skills as well.
** 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.
15th Dec '15 10:56:29 PM dmcreif
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* DirectedByCastMember: Jon Hamm and John Slattery (Don and Roger, respectively) have directed several episodes. Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) directed "Time & Life", although that episode was produced after Harris left the show.

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* DirectedByCastMember: Jon Hamm (Don) directed two episodes, and John Slattery (Don and Roger, respectively) have (Roger) directed several five episodes. Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) directed "Time & Life", although that episode was produced after Harris left the show.
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