For days the Mad Men viewing public has been awaiting word from Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, in response to an egregious error made by the character Joan: How could she have a reservation at Le Cirque, Matthew Weiner, if Le Cirque DID NOT EVEN EXIST YET? WAS SHE SOME KIND OF TIME TRAVELER, MATTHEW WEINER?! Eagle-eyed viewers, desperate to never ever get a life and relax for 2 seconds and just watch a TV show because life is short for goodness sakes who even cares, caught the error immediately. Weiner responded at a Paley Center for Media panel on Tuesday, but will it be enough to sooth our un-suspension of disbelief? From The NY Post:
The creator of “Mad Men” discussed his show’s recent gaffe of including a reference to Le Cirque, which opened years after the show’s 1968 setting, at a Paley Center for Media panel Tuesday. Moderator Brian Williams pulled out a New York Post piece about the scene in which Christina Hendricks’ character references the famous eatery opened in 1974 by Sirio Maccioni. At first, the series’ creator, Matthew Weiner, blamed the absent actress Hendricks by telling the crowd she had “ad-libbed” the line. But he then admitted, “No, it was a terrible error,” adding of the fascination over the flub, “I think the pleasure some people get from the mistake makes more entertainment for the show.”
“Makes more entertainment for the show,” WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN, MATTHEW?! (FOR REAL!) (I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!) Where is our apology? “It was a terrible error,” and…? We don’t try to find mistakes in Mad Men every week FOR OUR HEALTH! I don’t know why we do it, actually! For fun? To ruin it for ourselves? To make one specific blogger annoyed? Why do we do it?! Anyway, we’re waiting!