Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Novelty Treats: Bye Bye Birdie
If you watch Mad Men, you'll remember the season three episode in which the Sterling-Cooper gang tries to capitalize of the success of Bye Bye Birdie's opening Ann-Margret sequence in a television ad for Patio, Pepsi's short lived diet cola. This video is not that, but captures the cast and crew of the show performing their own renditions of the musical's title number. Jon Hamm dancing, Elisabeth Moss texting, John Slattery in a wig, Rich Sommer missing his clothes, I don't know why this happened, but for some reason am amused enough to send it along to you. If you're like me and just caught up with the third season on DVD, this may appease the bitterness you felt when you discovered that the supposed 'musical' episode was not so much a musical as just featuring a few random, contextually integrated musically themed sequences. Bah.