In 2000, while working as a staff writer for Becker (1998), Matthew Weiner wrote the first draft as a spec script for the pilot of what would later be called Mad Men.
Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. You know what happiness is? Happiness is smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing, its okay. You are ...
IBM Selectric IIs are shown used in the offices. They weren't available until the 1970s. Mad Men takes place in the 60s.