All right, another one of these. Like the last one, it's recent, it's obvious, it's Emmy-winning, and Simpsons did it.
Mad Men -- the falling, the skyscrapers, the sexy ads. In thirty seconds we've got a picture of the glamor and the horror, the loss of control and even identity -- but, at the same time, the slickness, the class.
The black-and-white figure is presumably Draper, but it could be anybody -- he's literally faceless. Draper may have the most obvious and literal identity problems, but the entire cast grapples with them. The figures in the ads on the walls -- they're otherworldly, they're a little creepy; they're not more real than the falling figure, but they're certainly more defined.
And here it is on Simpsons.
And here it is on Daily Show three weeks ago.
And once again, Art of the Title has more.