Is Pete Campbell's Ancient Feud Real On 'Mad Men'? The Show Took An Interesting Historical Turn

I never thought Mad Men would ever show us someone angrier than Pete Campbell over frivolous matters, and yet Sunday's episode "Time & Life" showed us Pete's match. The account man and his ex-wife Trudy had difficulties getting their daughter into the school they wanted due to a man named MzcDonald and a three hundred year old feud between their families. Was Pete Campbell's feud real on Mad Men? Poor Trudy. I was more interestea in why she was drawing a man with a mustache before the two men started screaming at each other. Pete's clean-shaven. Is there another man in Trudy's life?

As it turns out, there is a real historical feud between the Campells and the MacDonalds that dates back to the 12th century in Scotland. The Campbells murdered the MacDonalds in the Glencoe Massacre of 1692. Apparently, anyone with the name Campbell is still forbidden to stay at the inn in Glencoe. Who knew that sting between two Highland Clans would last so long! Mad Men has always had a healthy mix of history and fiction. I find it funny that even this small character conflict was rooted in reality!

Now that you mention it, can we get an Outlander cross-over, please? I can think of a few Mad Men characters who could use a nice time travel "vacation."

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