"Mad Men" has been history since the series finale in May, but the victory lap for the acclaimed AMC series is far from over, nor is the discussion about the show's cryptic finale. Series star Jon Hamm won the 2016 Golden Globe award for best actor in a TV drama series Sunday and during his acceptance speech poked fun at the series' Coca-Cola ad ending.
In his speech, Hamm thanked series creator Matthew Weiner and then joked that he had suggested ending the series with a song from 1990s one-hit wonder Chumbawumba.
"Thank you to Mr. Weiner for writing this horrible person all the way through to the very end," said Hamm in his speech. "And thank you for not taking my suggestion and ending the entire series on Chumbawumba."
In reality, the show ended with the famous 1971 “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” ad.
"In the abstract, I did think, why not end this show with the greatest commercial ever made? In terms of what it means to people and everything, I am not ambiguity for ambiguity's sake,” said Weiner, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “But it was nice to have your cake and eat it too, in terms of what is advertising, who is Don and what is that thing?"
At the Golden Globes, Hamm was nominated against Rami Malek for "Mr. Robot," Liev Schriever for "Ray Donovan," Bob Odenkirk for "Better Call Saul" and Wagner Moura for "Narcos."