A FEW MAD MEN FACTS
The characters on Mad Men are always smoking cigarettes
- •The characters on Mad Men are always smoking cigarettesWhen creator Matthew Weiner was 11 years old he accidentally struck and killed a goat with a go-cart, and the goats ghost has haunted him ever since. Cigarette smoke is the only thing that makes the goat go away, so it was important to Weiner that the set of the show be as smokey as possible.
- •Betty Draper briefly gained a great deal of weight in season fiveAt the beginning of season 5, actress January Jones discovered that her trailer was overrun with red ants. When it was discovered that the cost of a new trailer was four times that of a simple latex fat suit, which would keep the ants from biting her, Matthew Weiner hatched the plot line that saw Betty briefly bulk up
- •Bobby Draper was depicted by 8 different actorsSally was only ever played by one actress, Kiernan Shipka, who is in fact the biological composite of two different people—one of whom is a man!!