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The "Mad Men" Spoofs NBC Doesn't Want You to See (Anymore)

Jimmy Fallon put together these “Mad Men” spoofs to promote his upcoming gig hosting the Emmys on NBC. Now–prompted by complaints from “Mad Men”‘s Emmy rivals–NBC is reportedly having second thoughts about the clips and won’t be running them anymore.

Which means they’ll likely disappear from the Web sooner than later*, so watch ’em while you can:

*Guess it’s possible this is a clever hoax, too. It’s on the Web, right? But who would go out of their way to tell a reporter a lie?


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus