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10 ‘Mad Men’ Facts to Advertise Your Sterling Trivia Knowledge

Mad Men will close the doors of Sterling-Cooper for good in just a few weeks’ time, but did you know that the Emmy-winning AMC prestige drama was written in 1999, and rejected everywhere until 2006? Or that an episode paid a cool $250K for a single Beatles song? These are just some of the Mad minutes awaiting you in the third episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which clears the smoke to pitch you some fresh facts about Mad Men!

Mysterious as Don Draper would prefer to be, we’ve got Dick Whitman’s number with a look behind the scenes of AMC’s iconic period drama, whose pilot won an Emmy under Terminator Genisys director Alan Taylor, and made a point of shooting Don Draper from behind for mystique. If that weren’t surprising enough, you should hear what series creator Matthew Weiner had to say about complaints over the show’s period-accurate smoking and drinking, calling any attempt to make Mad Men without its omnipresent cigarettes “a joke.”

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our first installments for The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Star Wars to The Avengers and Spider-Man, but now it’s time to pour a drink and enjoy the sterling presentation of Mad Men facts by our latest video!

Watch TV and movie installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our Mad Men entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

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