04/23/2013 08:24 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2013

Joan Talked About Le Cirque Before It Existed On 'Mad Men'


"Mad Men" is a show that prides itself on getting even the most obscure of its period references exactly right, but Sunday's episode made a glaring anachronistic gaffe.

In the episode, Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) is paid a visit by her old friend Kate (Marley Shelton) and offers to make reservations at Le Cirque, the legendary Manhattan dining institution founded in 1974 by Sirio Maccioni.

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