Your new favorite video to watch on repeat is here! Andy Samberg killed it as host of the Emmys, and we’re still LOLing over his spoof of the 1971 Coca-Cola ad used in the ‘Mad Men’ finale — watch it again here!
Andy Samberg, 37, channeled his inner Don Draper while hosting the Emmy Awards on Sept. 20 — and it was pretty epic. The comedic actor spoofed the old school Coke ad from the Mad Men finale at the awards show, and hours later, we’re still cracking up over it. Re-watch it right here, right now!
The ‘Hilltop’ Coca-Cola ad first aired in 1971, and features a big group of people singing “I Want To Buy The World A Coke” on a spacious hillside. Then, in the Mad Men series finale, Jon Hamm’s character, Don Draper, concludes his story by meditating with hippies on a similar hilltop before the show cuts to the iconic advertisement.
“In the abstract, I did think, why not end this show with the greatest commercial ever made?” show runner Matthew Weiner explained after the final season concluded. “In terms of what it means to people and everything, I am not ambiguity for ambiguity’s sake. But it was nice to have your cake and eat it too, in terms of what is advertising, who Don is…”
Of course, Andy had to take things to another level in his version of the ad, donning a blonde wig like the girl from the original commercial, and changing the lyrics to “I Want To Give The World An Emmy.” And Jim O’Heir makes a guest appearance at the end of the clip, when Andy totally impales him with an Emmy and begins yelling, “I killed him! I killed him!” The PSA concludes with the message ‘Emmys Can Kill’ flashing across the screen. Good to know!
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star really killed it as host! We’re still LOLing over some of his best moments, including when he motor-boated a life-size Emmys statue and gave out his LEGIT HBO account info. So funny!
Check out the original Coke ad here and let us know how you think Andy’s measures up:
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Andy’s Mad Men Coke ad spoof?
— Alyssa Norwin