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Remember Harry gossiping about Peyton Place to the Life cereal execs? How about Sally Draper watching The Man From U.N.C.L.E. while sleeping over a friend's house? Of course you remember! Because the television references are also era-defining components of Mad Men. Take a look at the following list of shows name-checked in Season 4, then vote for your favorite. Anything missing? Share your input in the comments section below.
The Honeymooners in Episode 4, "The Rejected"
Harry mentions that Ken's prospective father-in-law is the CFO of Corning before lamenting, "My father-in-law's a bus driver. The only place he can take me is to the moon." -- a comical nod to Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners character Ralph Kramden.
Candid Camera in Episode 6, "Waldorf Stories"
At Roger's behest, Don and Peggy interview Jane Sterling's cousin Danny for a job. Danny seems so underqualified that Don remarks, "Are we on Candid Camera?" (That's a reference to Allen Funt's hidden camera TV series that's basically an early version of Punk'd.)
Peyton Place in Episode 6, "Waldorf Stories"
In "Waldorf Stories," Harry reveals the upcoming plot points from Peyton Place to the Life cereal executives who are waiting for Don to return from the Clio awards.
The Flintstones in Episode 6, "Waldorf Stories"
At the Clio awards ceremony itself, Ted Chaough references two characters from The Flintstones by greeting Don and Roger with "Well, well, if it isn't Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm."
American Bandstand in Episode 13, "Tomorrowland"
In the wake of his declaration that SCDP will no longer accept tobacco clients, Don pitches to the American Cancer Society, suggesting "a series of commercials that run during [American] Bandstand..." (a dance show hosted by Dick Clark that ran from 1952 to 1988).
The Addams Family in Episode 13, "Tomorrowland"
Joyce introduces Peggy to "Carolyn Jones, like Morticia," a reference to the actress who starred in The Addams Family as the mother of the "creepy and kooky" clan.
Hogan's Heroes in Episode 13, "Tomorrowland"
Megan tells Don that her college friend is an actress who's been in two episodes of Hogan's Heroes, a sitcom about a German POW camp that started airing in September 1965.