Video: Bowdoin Appearance on AMC's Mad Men
Story posted October 13, 2009
Bowdoin has made yet another appearance on a popular television show.
The October 11, 2009, episode of Mad Men titled "Wee Small Hours" features the character Suzanne Farrell jogging in a Bowdoin T-shirt.
Sopranos–Bowdoin Episode Hits High Note with TV Guide
Mad Men executive producer Matthew Weiner was a writer on another popular cable series, HBO's The Sopranos, which wove Bowdoin into an ongoing storyline. In June 2009, TV Guide ranked "College," the episode in which Meadow Soprano travels to Maine with her mobster father, Tony, to visit Bowdoin, Bates and Colby, the second-greatest episode in the history of television. Read more about the Bowdoin storyline.
As Seen on TV
Fitting "McDreamy" to a T
Last fall, another Bowdoin tee made the rounds on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
Twice last season Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, played by Maine native Patrick Dempsey, was shown wearing the shirt.
The show's costume supervisor did request more Bowdoin apparel, but said only, "Keep your eyes open."
The Bowdoin-Grey's Anatomy connection was the culmination of a two-year campaign to adopt Dr. Shepherd as a Bowdoin grad, a plan conceived and spearheaded by Cole Harris '78. Read more about the shirt's recurring role.
Tee with the President
Yet another Bowdoin tee, this one included in the ABC News photo gallery, "Barack Obama Behind the Scenes," is worn by Richard Bland '95, director of federal government relations for the YMCA, as he plays basketball with the president at Camp David. View the photo.
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