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Mad Men Did Not Pay to Use Iconic Coca-Cola Ad in Series Finale

While it may be one of the most famous ads in television history, Mad Men didn’t shell out a dime to use the iconic Coca-Cola spot in the series finale of the AMC show.

When asked if the network paid to use the original ad in the highly anticipated final episode, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to PEOPLE, “No money exchanged hands.”

But just because Coca-Cola played a big part in the finale doesn’t mean the company knew ahead of time how Don Draper would say goodbye.

Mad Men Finale Recap: Acclaimed Drama Comes to a Quiet Close

“You only like the beginnings of things,” someone once told Don Draper (Jon Hamm). Well, Don isn’t the only one. As viewers, we love the beginnings of things: Remember the excitement of discovering this little 1960s drama eight years ago on some channel called AMC? The beginnings are always so full of possibility. Maybe that s why, for all of our wild theories about what will happen, the endings never satisfy us.

Mad Men Finale: Inside the Final Day on Set

Mad Men Cast Members Share Their Defining On-Screen Moments

As the series finale of Mad Men nears, fans have started tallying up the show’s most unforgettable scenes – moments both moving and motivational, not to mention shocking and occasionally shudder-inducing (it will be a long time before anyone forgets that lawn mower accident).

But what are the highlights (and lowlights) for the actors who have built the world of AMC’s hit series from the page up?

Don Draper's Last Stand: Where Are the Final Episodes of Mad Men Heading?

Mad Men is back for the first of its seven final episodes, and Jon Hamm’s Don Draper is still firmly committed to being admitted to the marble-columned pantheon of Existentially Miserable Businessmen (as Represented in American Arts and Letters).

It’s hard to imagine that he won’t get in by the end and join such august company as Willy Loman, Charles Foster Kane, Tony Soprano, the Wolf of Wall Street and, going back quite a stretch, Silas Lapham.

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