Coming Distractions: Pour yourself a drink and watch the last Mad Men teaser ever

Mad Men’s weekly teasers became infamous for never really giving anything away from the following week’s episode. The Simpsons even did a pitch-perfect parody. So why should the preview for the series finale be any different?

But this is not a time for irreverence—one of the most popular, culturally significant dramas of the Golden Age of Television is coming to an end after seven seasons. The teaser for the series finale doesn’t feature any new footage, but rather serves as a reminder of just how much time elapsed in between Peggy Olson meekly walking into the offices of Sterling Cooper looking “like a little girl” and strutting into the offices of McCann-Erickson looking like a badass. Mad Men has always been character driven, so it’s apt that the spot—cut to Paul Anka’s “Times Of Your Life”, which was famously used in a Kodak …

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