Short Skirt/Long Jacket features footage of people listening to the song on headphones. They are seen displaying a wide range of reactions to the unconventional style of the song, expressing enthusiasm, criticism or apathy. Some are seen happily dancing to the song, while another man is seen giving the headphones back partway through and refusing to listen to the rest.
MuchMusic released an official "Canadian" version of the video that uses footage of people in Toronto, near its headquarters. The video humorously censors some foreign words spoken by non-English speakers due to the words' strange pronunciations.