It wasn't even a soft-shoe performance, as there were no shoes at all ... at least not on Bert Cooper, who famously eschewed shoes in the office. Mad Men sent Bert on his way this Sunday, in the mid-season finale that will have to do us for most of the next year. What a great way to have Robert Morse say goodbye: a song and a dance, and a wink.
I loved the scene. And, really, didn't the choice of song - The Best Things In Life Are Free - not only tip its hat to that episode's moon landing plot but more importantly to the very crux of the ending episodes, between material success and emotional happiness?