Sunday, October 4, 2009

dear john to AMC from john deere

Imagine the tizzy in the John Deere boardroom the day after their tractor ran over a character on Mad Men, severing his foot. I think I heard screams from Moline that Monday. Was it AMC's revenge for a product placement deal gone sour? JD sent out a statement to AMC for publication, presumably to assure Maddicts that appendage removal isn't standard when operating John Deere machinery. (Though, honestly, how many of us are in the market for tractors?)

Perhaps the CPSC will make mandatory the handy warning label a fan developed, which I found on Mad Men Show, an excellent new fan site featuring episode guides, schedules, previews, quotes, script insights and random facts about all things sixties.


California Girl said...

My husband looked at me when that happened and said I bet the John Deere folk are screaming right now." but I didn't really think much of it because the show is in the past. Terse stmt but what can they say, after all? Horse is out of the barn so to speak...or is it the tractor? Great warning label; on to the Fan Site.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Your husband and I think alike :)