Tuesday night at the Paley Center for Media, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was confronted by moderator Brian Williams about the recent flub in which Joan Harris said that she "made reservations at Le Cirque" in New York City (it was impossible since the current season is set in 1968 and Le Cirque opened in 1974). The New York Post's Page Six reports:
At first, the series' creator, Matthew Weiner, blamed the absent actress [Christina] Hendricks by telling the crowd she had "ad-libbed" the line. But he then admitted, "No, it was a terrible error," adding of the fascination over the flub, "I think the pleasure some people get from the mistake makes more entertainment for the show."
Curious that he blamed Christina Hendricks first but then owned up to the mistake. The only positive fallout was that Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni invited Hendricks in for dinner for a "special 1968-style French menu for her and her guests."