Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was happy with President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night after the president name-dropped the series.
In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Obama spoke about unequal pay in the workplace between men and women and compared the inequality to the '60s-set Mad Men.
"It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode," President Obama said. "This year, let's all come together-Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street-to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I firmly believe when women succeed, America succeeds."
In response, Weiner released a statement admitting that he was "honored" by the comparison to his series.
"I support the president, and I'm honored that our show is part of a much-needed national conversation," Weiner said in a statement to E! News.
Over the course of its six seasons, Mad Men has dealt with the substandard treatment of women in the workplace that took place throughout the 1960s. Characters like Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Joan (Christina Hendricks) have struggled to succeed at the offices of Sterling Cooper (later Sterling Cooper & Partners) compared to their male co-workers.
The Mad Men reference in President Obama's speech was a hit on the Internet with almost 34,000 tweets per minute, according to E! News.
Mad Men's seventh and final season premieres on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. on AMC.