Jessica Paré-as-Megan Draper’s sultry take on Gillian Hills’ 1961 “Zou bisou bisou,” while her husband and guests looked on with varying degrees of admiration, lust, discomfort and embarrassment, was the signature moment of last night’s “Mad Men” season premiere.
And the people behind the show knew it too, because Insound is already offering a period-appropriate vinyl 7″ single of Paré’s rendidtion of the yé-yé tune, complete with a divinely ’60s-cocktail-party type cover. The B-side is RJD2’s “A Beautiful Mine” — aka the “Mad Men” opening theme.
Here’s a rough version of the scene that someone’s uploaded to YouTube (for as long as it will last):
And here, for contrast, is Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris singing Cole Porter’s “C’est Magnifique” at her husband’s behest in season three: