Emily in Paris Season 3 Has a Mad Men Easter Egg

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Fans of Mad Men may’ve heard a notable rendition of “Zou Bisou Bisou” in episode two of Emily in Paris season three. Was that really Jessica Paré singing?

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Was there really a Mad Men Easter egg in Emily in Paris season three? Well, oui!

In episode two, titled “What’s It All About…,” Emily (Lily Collins) is left perplexed over her relationship status with Alfie (Lucien Laviscount). And so, the marketing maven reaches out to her boyfriend over text, during which the conversation is splashed across the screen.

Of course, since there’s little talking in this scene, a classic French anthem is chosen to fill the silence: “Zou Bisou Bisou,” which was first made famous thanks to respective performances by actresses Gillian Hills and Sophia Loren in the 1960s.

However, fans of Mad Men are surely to recognize the song, as Jessica Paré—who played Megan Draper on four seasons of the AMC dramafamously performed the love song in season five’s two-episode premiere, titled “A Little Kiss.” E! News can confirm that it is, in fact, this rendition that made it’s way into the new season of Emily in Paris.

For those who need a refresher on the notable Mad Men scene, Megan sexily serenades her husband Don Draper (Jon Hamm) with her version of “Zou Bisou Bisou” on his 40th birthday. And it’s not just Don who enjoys the performance, as his co-workers—played by John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth MossRich Sommer, among others—all happily look on.

The moment cemented Paré as a real player on Mad Men, with fans still commenting on the performance to this day. For instance, one Twitter user wrote March 2021, “nine years since zou bisou bisou on mad men and only a year since learning the song + dance became a personality trait.” Another commented in January 2022, “remember twitter after the zou bisou bisou mad men episode?”

AMC even released the cover as a download and on vinyl. Ooh la la, right?

Netflix, AMC

Curious to see the iconic moment for yourself? You can watch all seasons of Mad Men on AMC+.

Season three of Emily in Paris is also now available to stream on Netflix.

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