That Decemberists Montage From Mad Men Everyone’s Talking About

By Lindsay Robertson / September 2, 2008

There are no spoilers here, just the opening montage from this week’s Mad Men, “Maidenform,” in which several of the show’s main female characters get dressed in front of mirrors to the tune of The Decemberists’s “The Infanta.” People seem to either think it’s cool or hate it because they didn’t have sea-shanty-singing indie bands in 1962. I think it’s cool:

I like how Joan does that fake-pouty Marilyn mouth thing even when she’s alone. Only slightly related Mad Men anachronism quiz question: in this episode, a lady at the country club (or rather, the show’s writers) made a reference to the opening line of which fictionalized memoir that wasn’t published until a year later?