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Top 10: Most Ridiculous Things Inspired By Mad Men

In case you're not one of more than two million Americans who tuned into Mad Men for its fourth season (fans range from President Barack Obama to Meryl Streep), all you need to know is this: It's a 1960s drama set in an advertising firm oiled by booze, clouded in smoke rings, and ravaged by rampant extra-marital affairs.

Mad Men is "permeating the zeitgeist" according to the Huffington Post and has clenched the Emmy for Best Drama for the past three consecutive years. And as we come to the close of 2010, our relative top-ten list has absolutely nothing to do with any of these achievements. Why? Because even though they're impressive, they're not funny and only mildly interesting.

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