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Interesting Things You Don’t Know About “Mad Men” (25 pics)

Posted in Random » Wow   11 Jun 2012   / 15173 views

If you are a big fan of the wildly successful show “Mad Men” then you absolutely have to read these interesting little known facts.


"Mad Men" was originally pitched to HBO — and they turned it down.

Glen is played by Matthew Weiner's real-life son.

7 out of 9 writers on the show are women.

Jon Hamm could have become famous for playing Jack Donaghy instead.

Mona, Roger Sterling's ex-wife is John Slattery's wife in real life.

The toxic smog featured in the episode "Dark Shadows" really happened.

There are varying reports that the smog killed anywhere from 169 to 400 people in New York on November 24th, 1966 (in the film the date is mentioned as Megan is preparing Thanksgiving dinner).

The actress who played Mrs. Blankenship also played the Karate Kid's mom.

The $19K that Peggy left the company for turns out to be equivalent to $131K today.

Freddy Rumsen is Bill Murray's brother in real life.

Every episode of the show has been filmed in Los Angeles except for one.

In the first episode of "Mad Men", the photo of Trudy on Pete Campbell's desk is not Alison Brie.

It costs roughly $2.84 million to produce each episode.

Sterling Cooper's original building is the same as the UBS tower in the movie "Network".

Jessica Pare recorded a full-length version of "Zou Bisou" and it went to #1 on Billboard's World Music charts.

Pete and Peggy's baby was given up for adoption.

The show paid $250K to use The Beatles iconic song "Tomorrow Never Knows" in an episode.

Robert Morse starred in the original 1967 movie "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

The show became the first basic-cable show to be nominated for Best Drama at the Emmy Awards in 2008.

Though Don and Harry were trying to get the Rolling Stones to endorse Heinz beans, The Who released an album in 1967 that features Roger Daltry bathing in them.

Much of season 3 revolves around a commercial parody of "Bye Bye Birdie" – the nickname Don has for Betty. By the end of the season, they divorced.

In real life, Vincent Kartheiser lives "off the grid".

In one of his interviews, the man who plays Pete Campbell suggested that he doesn't have much money, a TV, or even a toilet.

Christina Hendricks originally auditioned for the role of Midge.

All those cigarettes? Fake.

Thanks to California state law that forbids smoking in the workplace, the cast puffs on herbal cigarettes instead.

The father of Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) is Richard Harris — the man who played the original Dumbledore.

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