Last week on Mad Men, the office's employees, desperate for a creative push on the Chevrolet account, asked a Dr. Feelgood to visit and inject some of the upper management with "a vitamin cocktail." Which turned out to be old-school meth. The episode then careened wildly into a convincing mimic of an amphetamine binge—events occurred out of sequence, days passed by without Draper realizing it, and the characters did things like shoot arrows at each other. Don gave his usual pump-up speech. But the effect was more "General Patton on coke" than "Inspiring words about nostalgic advertising."
The reaction to the episode has been divisive, to say the least. Some saw it as ridiculous. Others embraced the ridiculousness and said it was one of the greatest and most surreal things Mad Men has ever done. I'm in the latter camp.
What no one denied, though, was that Ken Cosgrove's speed-induced tap dance was one of the best moments the show has ever produced. Just... Look.
And thanks to YouTuber jlefkovitz, the dance now has appropriate Daft Punk musical accompaniment.