#MadMen is still trending on Twitter, showing just how excited people were to see the show make its return for the seventh and final season.
Possibly no industry is more excited than the one portrayed on the show, Madison Avenue’s advertising industry. One firm, Leroy & Clarkson, took inspiration from the show’s 60s time period and, according to Gothamist, a movie called Putney Swope by Robert Downey Sr. (yes… Iron Man’s dad), to create a blaxploitation style promo video about a fictional movie called Don-O-Mite.
It definitely has its funny moments. And if you’re a fan of the AMC show, then you’ll chuckle to see the blaxploitation versions of Roger Sterling and Peggy Olson (Slim Sterling & Black Peggy, respectively). But Leroy & Clarkson is an actual ad agency with clients like Al Jazeera, Lifetime, and the USA Network. With so many clients in television and media, it makes sense that they would go with a video as an eye-catching promo for the firm. But there are some racy bits in here — the language, the bikini-clad gun-toting, fur-wearing woman popping off shots at pigeons, Slim Rogers talking his slick talk.
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