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