10 Facts About Mad Men I Bet You Didn't Know

AMC's Mad Men has won awards for being the best television series (drama category) and has been nominated for many more categories, but how well do you really know Mad Men? I bet you didn't know these facts about the show and its actors.

 

1. Mad Men was originally pitched at HBO, but was turned down.

 

 

2. The cigarettes used in the episodes are all FAKE. Instead, herbal cigarettes are used.

 

 

3. Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper, has never actually seen an episode of Mad Men.

 

 

4. The show paid $250K to use the song “Tomorrow Never Knows” by the Beatles.

 

 

5. Alexis Bledel, who plays Peter Cambell’s mistress, is actually engaged to Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Peter Campbell, in real life.

 

 

6. The father of Jared Harris (Lane Pryce), Richard Harris, is Dumbledore…well, he played the original Dumbledore in Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone.

 

 

7. Every episode of Mad Men is filmed in Los Angeles except for the Pilot episode, which was filmed in New York City.

 

 

 

8. 7 out of the 9 writers of Mad Men are women. You go girls.

 

 

9. The toxic smog featured in the episode “Dark Shadows” actually happened. On November 4, 1966 a huge cloud of smog hovered over the city. The smog killed 169-400 people that year.

 

 

10. Each episode cost around $2.84 million to produce. That is one expensive show.

 

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