!!Listed Trivia:

* ActorSharedBackground: Both Jessica Pare and her character Megan are French-Canadian.
* TheDanza: In Season 4, Danny Strong plays Danny Siegel, Jane's cousin.
* DirectedByCastMember: Jon Hamm and John Slattery (Don and Roger, respectively) have directed several episodes.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Resulted in a six-month delay to Season Five. Contentious negotiations between AMC and Matthew Weiner eventually led to a deal which included shortening episodes by two minutes, increased product placement, and possibly trimming the cast.
* FakeAmerican: Deliberately averted by Matthew Weiner, who refused to cast English actors as Americans (thus making him the American answer to J.K. Rowling in that sense). Hence Jared Harris being a seemingly rare English actor on an American series who gets to keep his regular accent.
* FanNickname: "Dr. Rape" and "[[GreysAnatomy Dr. McRapey]]" for Greg Harris, Joan's husband.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Elisabeth "[[Series/TheWestWing Zoey Bartlet]]" Moss
*** Or, "[[GirlInterrupted A facially-burned mental patient]]"
** 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 ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''.
** A number of cast members floated over from JackAndBobby - Roger is Peter Benedict, Megan is Courtney Benedict, Joey is Jack [=McCallister=].
** One of the recurring switchboard operators was Flo, The Progressive girl.
** 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 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 [[TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack Alex Mack]].
*** And used to work [[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.
** [[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 [[LostInSpace Will Robinson]], [[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse Dr. Ashford]] AND [[spoiler:a bio-terrorist]] on Series/{{Fringe}} not to mention his spectacular rise from [[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]] illegitimate son?
** Pete has an affair [[GilmoreGirls Rory Gilmore]]!.
** [[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.
** Anna Draper's hippie pregnant niece is [[Series/{{Arrow}} Sara Lance aka the Black Canary]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub:
** [[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]].
** [[AkiraIshida Pete Campbell]] is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Athrun]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Zala]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara of the Desert]].
** [[YumiTouma Betty Draper]] is [[Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar Deedlit]], [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Urd]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aya Kobayashi]].
** [[NaoyaUchida Roger Sterling Jr.]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Madara Uchiha]]
** [[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]].
* LifeImitatesArt[=/=]TheRedStapler: Many of the period styles from the show have crept back into fashion.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Hamm is a nice comedian in real life, but there's no doubt that Draper can be a dick.
** Pete Campbell can often be one of the more detestable characters in the show. Vincent Kartheiser, on the other hand, is generally a good-humored guy, if his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M-iiIpzEfU participation in the Nerdist bowling episode]] is anything to go by.
** Rich Sommer comes across as quite humble in contrast to Harry Crane (at least the Harry of the last few seasons).
* McLeaned: Lane was killed off in part because Jared Harris had too many other upcoming acting commitments (especially with playing Professor Moriarty in the new ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films). There were no hard feelings, though; Harris recognized he was simply too busy.
* TheOtherDarrin: Four different child actors have played Don's son Bobby.
* RealLifeRelative:
** John Slattery's real life wife Talia Balsam plays Roger's wife Mona. Rather amusingly, their characters get divorced so that he can marry a twentysomething.
** Creepy little Glen Bishop is played by Matt Weiner's son.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Alexis Bledel (Beth Dawes) and Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) played two people in an affair in Season 5 (early 2012), officially started dating in October 2012, and got engaged in March 2013.
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** John Slattery originally auditioned for the role of Don Draper, but the production team felt he was too old.
** Jon Hamm originally auditioned for Jack Donaghy on ''Series/ThirtyRock''. One wonders who they'd have cast as Don without Hamm.
** According to one interview, {{Music/Beck}} turned down repeated offers to write the show's theme song, since at the time he thought [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it would never catch on]]: "Itís about ad executives in the í60s? Theyíre going to make a show about that? Really? Um, I donít think so".

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