The ladies of Mad Men belt out the hits: From The Supremes to Gillian Hills
The highly anticipated season five premiere of Mad Men filled in the corners of the week’s zeitgeist that weren’t already occupied by the adoring fans (racist moviegoers notwithstanding) of THE HUNGER GAMES. In case you missed it, get caught up with Vanity Fair’s high-brow recap. There was also this remix of The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” created by stitching the dialogue of the women from Mad Men. These sort of supercut remixes always makes me wonder how people had the time to do create these videos.
What really had the Internet talking around the watercooler after the show was Megan’s performance of “Zou Bisou Bisou” at the surprise birthday party she threw for her new husband Don, not to mention her housework performance in bra and underwear (the same way I do, minus the bra part). And you can now buy Megan’s version of the song from iTunes or on limited edition vinyl.
Sophia Loren covered the song in 1961’sTHE MILLIONAIRESS, but the Gillian Hills version of the song is what was floating around in 1966 (when Don’s party would’ve actually happened):
And just in case you didn’t find the song sexy enough on it’s own, it was featured in an infamous threesome scene in Michelangelo Antonioni’s BLOW-UP around the time of that same party.
The song is so god damn catchy. Who knows if actual ad men of this period had wives that performed like Megan did. One thing we do know is that Peggy’s “bean ballet” was a pretty good idea compared to some of the commercials that actually aired in 1966.
In the lead up to the first episode starring our favorite dashing, alcoholic ad men and women, the Internet whetted its appetite starting off with this kinda brilliant Mad Men “choose your own adventure” style game in 8-bit graphics that you can play on YouTube:
Now if only the Internet can get going on that Mad Men and Watchmen mash-up that I’m still waiting for.