California here we come with this re-imagining of AMC’s “Mad Men” as the late great television show “The OC.”
[SPOILER ALERT] (not really, just always looking for an excuse to link to that “Portlandia” sketch) In the sixth season’s finale of “Mad Men,” we saw some of the Sterling Cooper Draper Price (or whatever it’s called now) staff eyeballing the great West Coast and even Megan Draper was California dreaming.
If the show followed their manifest destiny West, what would “Mad Men” look like? We weren’t the only ones wondering, apparently, as the helpful folks over at Vulture went to the trouble of re-conceiving the show’s opening credits with a California-bent. Specifically, setting them to the theme song to the ultimate California show “The OC” – Phantom Planet’s “California” – complete with Don Draper’s hair fluttering in the breeze as he drives a convertible, Megan winsomely smiling under the warm California and Ted being Ted but in California.