The devil is in the details and for “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner details count. So he reacted quickly when critics who got an early peek at the long-awaited Season 5 premiere pointed out that the song Weiner had chosen for the episode’s closing credits didn’t fit the time frame.
Weiner had used the Dusty Springfield song “The Look of Love” to end the show until it was noted that Springfield’s 1967 song wasn’t released until six months after the events in the episode take place.
“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,” writes Weiner in a statement.
“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,” he continues. “As someone who has a deep appreciation for details, I want to thank you for bringing this to our attention.”
Since Springfield’s song was released in late 1967, draw your own conclusions.