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Posted at 2:05 PM ET, 11/ 3/2010

A 'Mad Men' star sneaks onto 'Today'

By Jen Chaney

Whatever happened to manners?

That's the question that NBC correspondent Miguel Almaguer -- formerly of Washington's NBC 4 -- set out to answer in a segment for the "Today" show.

In the process, as Entertainment Weekly noted, he ended up interviewing a former "Mad Men" regular ... but didn't identify him as such. Michael Gladis -- who starred as Paul Kinsey in the first three seasons of the AMC drama -- gets the simple tagline "customer." Watch. The whole thing goes down at the 1:49 mark.

I mean, really, wouldn't it have been courteous to give Gladis a better title? Like, "Actor formerly known as Paul Kinsey"? Or "Dude who totally hooked up with Joan and gabbed too much about it"? Or "Resenter of Peggy Olson"? Something.

On the plus side, I really look forward to the upcoming "Today" show segment that asks, "Are we too rude on the road?" and includes interviews with Freddy Rumsen and Ken Cosgrove.

By Jen Chaney  | November 3, 2010; 2:05 PM ET
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  Mad Men  
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You think this appearance will be logged in IMDB as "11/3/10, Today Show - Self"?

And, if there are any Michael Gladis stalkers out there, they now know he frequents a coffee shop in Silver Lake.

Posted by: DCLocal20 | November 3, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

You know, I don't think I ever knew his name & without the period clothes & facial hair I wouldn't have ever known it was him.

I have a really hard time recognizing a lot of the minor characters outside of Mad Men.

It took me a year or more to figure out that Trudy was the same girl on Community & that Pete Campbell was Connor on Angel.

Posted by: wadejg | November 4, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

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