Spot the 'Mad Men' anachronism! Or just look it up

Fans of AMC’s Mad Men know that the set decorators are usually slavishly faithful to the look and style of the early ’60s. Read the full post.


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  • Neal

    Sunday’s episode also had Sal reacting to the opening song number in Bye Bye Birdie by saying “awwa”, the fall-rise intonation of “aw” — kind of like “aww-uh”. Ben Yagoda wrote about in Feb. 16, 2007 article in Slate, pegging it as a 21st-century innovation.

  • jg6544

    Three slip-ups in the 2nd episode:

    “The Broadway Limited” was a Pennsylvania RR train, not a NY Central train.

    No one would drink Ch. Lafite Rothschild with coquilles

    Someone in a crowd scene said “omigod!”.

    • Dave

      jg6544
      I love trains too— but sorry — Don told the brother to take the NY Central at Ossining to Grand Central then (I assume for the money the bro appears to have — cab it to Penn Station) and then take the Broadway Limited to Philly — A number of errors here — even in 63 no way would there be a room available (Broadway was compartment only high priced train — no coaches if I remember correctly) 2 hours before train time on this premier train — and there were hourly Penn trains — why would Don say the Broadway Limited???

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  • Michael Boyle

    Sterling’s daughter’s wedding is scheduled for November 23. I think the “we’re not going to deal with the Kennedy assassination” thing was just a line – the collision course with this season is already well under way.

    • John

      There’s still the potential that we don’t make it there within the season itself, but rather, events are set up, and in season four, we see what happens when the x-factor of national tragedy re-routes everybody’s lives as they are.

  • Jersey Boy

    I think the parents accompanying the kids for their trick-or-treating is anachronistic. I was a 7-year-old in the New York suburbs in 1963. My parents would just shove the three of us–7, 9, and 11–out the door on our own. We’d just come back when we had enough goodies.

  • michael grinspan

    The building visible from some of the offices in the new space show the Swiss Bank Tower at 49th and Madison. The tower was not built until 1990 according to skyscraperpage.com.

    Step ya’ game up.

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