Last night, the series finale of “Mad Men” reacquainted us with the joyous and hippy-dippy “I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke” commercial. A fine sentiment. Truly everyone on Earth should experience the jarring feeling of getting brown film on your teeth as you angrily munch Fritos. But is it the best commercial of the '70s?
Sorry to ruin Don Draper's endless “om,” but my favorite commercial of the '70s is easily the “I'm a Pepper” Dr. Pepper spot from 1979. David Naughton's strange jiving is more compelling to me than euphoric hippies. The dada appearance of Popeye makes it even better. The sheer specter of “Makin' It” makes it better.
Here's what else is going on at HitFix today.
-“Mad Men” ended and Alan Sepinwall explained what it all means. Did the final moment suggest Don is just an ad man in his heart of hearts?
-Go see “Tomorrowland”! If you like preachy, lame visions of the future, that is!
-Some are calling “Mad Max: Fury Road” a feminist triumph. We asked stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Abbey Lee to confirm.
-We weighed the best and worst of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. The best speech of the night was… Iggy Azalea's?
-Taylor Swift's new video has so many stars in it! And nothing else.