045 Mad Men Podcast – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”

In this special podcast Jeremiah and Jason did a re-watch and reviewed episode 1 of season 1 “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”. They discuss many topics from this amazing first episode of Mad Men. In the gossip section Jeremiah and Jason talk about the 2012 Emmy’s and much more. Then they close the show with some feedback from the fans.

Listen to podcast below:

Elevator Gossip Links:

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, January Jones & Vincent Kartheiser, finalizing Two-Year Deals

Mad Men Earns 17 Emmy Nominations

• According to the Nielsen Media Research, the episode attained 1.4 million viewers upon initial airing. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” was well received by most television commentators, who felt that it was historically accurate and praised the character development presented in the episode.

– Filming of season 6 starts in October, but no official statement on air date. Rumor is still March.

Main Topic: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is the first episode of the first season of the American period drama television series Mad Men. It first aired on July 19, 2007 in the United States on AMC. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” was written by creator Matthew Weiner and directed by Alan Taylor.

Mad Facts:

• “It’s Toasted” was an actual Lucky Strikes slogan, but one that dates back to 1917.

• The idea for the opening title sequence was from the director Alan Taylor, who took a look at Hamm and said, “Have you seen the back of this man’s head? Have you seen what that is, what presence that is? Who is this person, this mystery?” (Note that the first time we see the flesh and blood Don, it’s from that same vantage point.)

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