Mad Men, AMC's pride and joy (at least the one without zombies), has done a very good job of being historically accurate during first five seasons, but sometimes even the best-prepared programs can have hiccups.
Matthew Weiner talked about the mistake that the program made on last Sunday's episode. The mistake involved Joan (Christina Hendricks) talking about Le Cirque, a trendy New York City restaurant. The problem was that this season is set in 1968 and Le Cirque opened in 1974. Werner called the mistake a "terrible error." Maybe Joan is becoming a psychic this season!
Weiner originally tried to put the blame on Hendricks, saying the ad-libbed the lin, but has since back-tracked. Why would he even toss her under the bus like that in the first place?
“No, it was a terrible error," Weiner told the New York Post. "I think the pleasure some people get from the mistake makes more entertainment for the show." Of course, he could have just handled the problem instead of tossing one of his actresses under the bus, right?
Sirio Maccioni, who established the restaurant, does not mind Mad Men's error. He has invited Hendricks to come dine at the restaurant, even offering her the Chef's Table.
"We will craft a special 1968-style French menu for her and her guests. My philosophy is that one must always give a lady what she wants. That never goes out of style," he said.