The upcoming March 25 outing of the AMC period series will no longer use 'The Look of Love' since the song, as pointed out by critics, was not released until six months after the episode takes place.
"Mad Men" showrunner Matthew Weiner has thanked journalists for pointing out a flaw in the show's season 5 premiere before the episode goes on air. Some critics who received a copy of the upcoming March 25 outing noticed that Dusty Springfield's 1967 song "The Look of Love" used in the episode wasn't released until six months after the episode takes place.
Trying to maintain the show's historical accuracy, Weiner has decided to chance the song. Letting people know about this, he sent a note to journalists to say, "As you know, one of the things I love best about Mad Men is the passionate response I get from members of the press."
"Recently a few of you have mentioned that the song 'The Look of Love,' used in our season five premiere episode, was not actually released until six months after the episode takes place...Because of this we have replaced this song with one more suited to the time period and you, along with our audience, will hear it for the first time during our March 25th broadcast."
"Although we take license for artistic purposes with the end-title music, we never want the source music to break from the time period we are trying to recreate," Weiner added. "As someone who has a deep appreciation for details, I want to thank you for bringing this to our attention. It's a privilege to work on a show that generates an ongoing dialog with you and our amazing fans so please - keep those notes and comments coming!"
The new season of "Mad Men" will debut Sunday, March 25 at 9/8c with a two-hour premiere. The Don Draper depicter, Jon Hamm, directs the first episode. Last week, he and co-stars, namely January Jones and John Slattery, attended a big screen premiere for the season opener at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles.