In the wake of Sunday’s touching finale, Matthew Weiner sits down with The Higgs Weldon to discuss the series controversial ending.
THW: Thanks so much for giving us some of your time, we know you’re giving a lot of interviews right now.
MW: My pleasure.
THW: So, I guess the big question on everyone’s lips is… why didn’t you call the show “Ad Men?”
MW: …what do you mean?
THW: Well, the show’s called “Mad Men,” but it’s about ad men. Shouldn’t you have called it “Ad Men?”
MW: Well, the show IS called “Ad Men.”
THW: No, it’s not.
MW: I, uh, think I know the name of my own show.
THW: …you might want to Google it?
*Matthew Weiner types “Mad Men” into Google*
MW: Oh god. You’re right. We meant to call it…. this whole time the show’s been called “MAD Men?”
THW: Yeah, it–
MW: –doesn’t make any sense, I know.
THW: Because it’s not a show about the men behind Mad Magazine.
MW: Or its sketch-comedy spinoff, Mad TV. You’d call THAT show Mad Men.
*Matthew Weiner starts hyperventilating*
THW: …are you okay?
MW: No, no I’m not… why didn’t anybody tell me?
THW: Well, let’s move on. In the finale, Joan finally achieves her dream of–
MW: WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME?!
*Matthew Weiner throws an Emmy through a plate glass window*
MW: ANSWER ME!!!
THW: I don’t know! Maybe nobody else noticed… maybe they were afraid of hurting you!
MW: WELL I’M HURTING NOW!
THW: I’m sorry! I’m sorry!
THW: So Peggy and Stan finally get… oh god, what are you doing with that Peabody Award?!
MW: I’LL SHOW THEM ALL… SHOW THEM ALL WHO’S TRULY… MAD.
THW: Mr. Weiner, step back… this is being recorded… Mr. Weiner, NO!
*Tape abruptly ends recording*
Thanks to Matthew Weiner for his enlightening interview. We can’t wait to see what he does next!
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