Indisputable Proof That Mad Men’s Stan Is Going to Become a Gigolo

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April 8 2014 9:16 AM

Indisputable Proof That Mad Men’s Stan Is Going to Become a Gigolo

Jay R. Ferguson as Stan Rizzo in Mad Men, and John Voight as Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy.
Left: Stan Rizzo (Jay R. Ferguson) in Mad Men Season 7. Right: Joe Buck (Jon Voight) in Midnight Cowboy.

Photo courtesy Frank Ockenfels/AMC; MGM

We couldn’t help but notice a certain resemblance between Stan Rizzo’s outfit in promotional photos for Mad Men Season 7 and the iconic outfit worn by Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy. Season 7 is widely expected to take place in 1969, and Midnight Cowboy was released in … 1969.

Of course, it could just be another coincidence. After all, in Midnight Cowboy, it was the other guy who was named Rizzo.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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