If you watched last night’s (really depressing) episode of Mad Men, you’ll have noticed one thing:

Known for its very accurate depiction of gender and ethnic roles in society, Mad Men creator Matthew Wiener opted to show what it was really like for Hispanics in the ad industry during the late 60s in Manhattan.

“We wanted to give a special shout out to Hispanics in this particular episode…who as you know, were virtually non-exisitant on Madison Avenue,” Weiner went on to add. “I was inspired by what brands are still doing today to reach out to this growing demographic, so a mariachi hat seemed fitting.”

When art imitates life.

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