Extensive research was done to portray the 1946 period of “Agent Carter” (2015-Present) including the slang of the 1940’s. Speaking about the series use of 1940s slang, executive producer Michele Fazekas, who also wrote the season finale with fellow executive producer Tara Butters, stated that terms like “broad” and “dame” were preferably avoided, while research was done to ensure terms that were used in the series were actually in use during that time. Fazekas gave the example, “You know what didn’t exist in 1946? Smart ass. I looked up the etymology on that, didn’t exist in 1946. Turns out it was a term that came around in the 60s. But for instance, I wrote a line that said, ‘Oh I think someone’s yanking your chain.’ And I had to look it up, did that exist in 1946? And actually it did; it’s a mining term that exists from a long time ago. That’s our research that we do.”
To further depict the era, research was also done on radio shows of the time to ensure realism when creating the fictional “Captain America Adventure Program”, with details discovered and replicated on the series including the use of lobsters and ham to create sound effects for the radio show. Finally, the Griffith Hotel, the all-women boarding house where Agent Peggy Carter (Played by Hayley Atwell) lives, is based on the real-life Barbizon Hotel for Women.