Mad Men is the first show on basic cable to be nominated for an Emmy in the Best Drama Series Category.
Mad Men's creator is not new to great television, he was a writer for The Sopranos.
AMC wanted to cast Thomas Jane as Don Draper but he was already starring in the Showtime series Hung.
John Slattery, who plays Roger, originally auditioned for the role of Don Draper.
HBO and Showtime both turned down Mad Men before it landed at AMC.
The actors smoke herbal cigarettes on set because California law prohibits smoking in the workplace.
BabyCenter.com has attributed the soaring popularity of the name Betty to the television show.
Mattel released a series of limited-edition collectible Barbie and Ken dolls based on the characters Don and Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, and Roger Sterling.
The show has been parodied or referenced on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Simpsons, House, Sesame Street, Community and Funny or Die. The pilot was the only episode filmed in New York City, all other episodes are filmed in Los Angeles.