Sterling Cooper Draper ... Obama?
"Mad Men" will now go down in history as being mentioned in President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address.
During the speech on Tuesday (Jan. 29), Obama name dropped the AMC series when referring to gender equality in the workplace.
Below is the part of the speech where Obama mentions "Mad Men" (courtesy of The Washington Post).
You know, she deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. (Cheers, applause.) A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship. (Applause.) And you know what, a father does too. It is time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a "Mad Men" episode. (Laughter, cheers, applause.) This year let's all come together, Congress, the White House, businesses from Wall Street to Main Street, to give every woman the opportunity she deserves, because I believe when women succeed, America succeeds. (Cheers, applause.)
The "Mad Men" quote instantly went viral becoming the most tweeted about moment of the night:
Dave Itzkoff, a cultural reporter for The New York Times, tweeted "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's response about being included in the address:
"I support the president, and I'm honored that our show is part of a much-needed national conversation" -- Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 29, 2014
We're sure Peggy would agree with Obama.