Last Sunday, did Ted’s ordering of an “Old Spanish” as a post-ketchup-pitch drink ring any bells? It should have. It was the made-up drink of choice of 30 Rock’s Cooter Burger (Matthew Broderick). The reference was caught by 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield:
30 Rock was never shy about referencing Mad Men, even throwing it in the finale via Liz screaming to Jack: “Don’t you want to know how Mad Men ends?” Mad Men’s reference hasn’t been confirmed by AMC, but if it was one, it’s an impressively deep cut. So let’s all celebrate our beloved shows loving each other! Old Spanishes on us! Extra olives, please.