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The Best Mad Men Episodes

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List of the best Mad Men episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Mad Men episodes of all time are. Fans of Mad Men are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes include everything from The Gypsy and the Hobo to The Grown-Ups. What is the best Mad Men episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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  • 1
    Sep 05 2010
    94
    5

    SeasonMad Men - Season 4

    Episode Number7

    A deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.  ...more
  • 2

    Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency

    Sep 20 2009
    56
    7

    SeasonMad Men - Season 3

    Episode Number6

    SeriesMad Men

    Sterling Cooper receives a surprise visitor; Sally has been spooked by something (or someone); and Joan receives some shocking news.  ...more
  • 3

    Shut the Door, Have a Seat

    Nov 08 2009
    57
    17

    SeasonMad Men - Season 3

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMad Men

    Don has a big meeting with Connie about their future relationship. Betty is the beneficiary of some interesting advice and Pete has a serious sit-down with some clients.
  • 4

    The Wheel

    Oct 18 2007
    47
    14

    SeasonMad Men - Season 1

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMad Men

    As Thanksgiving approaches, Don's work responsibilities interfere with his domestic life. Peggy is given a new opportunity, provoking the ire of some of her colleagues. Betty makes a startling
  • 5

    Commissions and Fees

    Jun 03 2012
    34
    9

    SeasonMad Men - Season 5

    Episode Number12

    SeriesMad Men

    Lane's shameful secret comes to the surface with dire consequences. Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone.  ...more
  • 6

    The Other Woman

    May 27 2012
    34
    11

    SeasonMad Men - Season 5

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMad Men

    Pete asks Joan to make a personal and moral sacrifice to ensure the company lands the Jaguar account. Don becomes furious after learning of the impact Megan's new profession will have on their life.  ...more
  • 7

    Far Away Places

    Apr 22 2012
    32
    8

    SeasonMad Men - Season 5

    Episode Number6

    SeriesMad Men

    Peggy has a tough time during a particularly formidable pitch. Don calls on a potential client. Roger and Jane have an experience with LSD.  ...more
  • 8

    SeasonMad Men - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and  ...more
  • 9

    The Gypsy and the Hobo

    Oct 25 2009
    25
    5

    SeasonMad Men - Season 3

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMad Men

    A former client makes a return; Betty and her kids go on a trip; and Joan and Greg make plans for their future.
  • 10

    At the Codfish Ball

    Apr 29 2012
    26
    12

    SeasonMad Men - Season 5

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMad Men

    Don is honored at a banquet for the American Cancer Society, but finds his professional reputation has been damaged. Sally lends a hand to a relative. Megan's parents come to visit from Canada.  ...more
  • 11

    Signal 30

    Apr 15 2012
    23
    8

    SeasonMad Men - Season 5

    Episode Number5

    SeriesMad Men

    Signal 30 is a 1959 social guidance film made by the Highway Safety Foundation in the vicinity of Mansfield, Ohio. The film, shown widely to high school students across the country during the 1960s,  ...more
  • 12
    Aug 23 2007
    20
    7

    SeasonMad Men - Season 1

    Episode Number6

    A taboo office romance is revealed. At a brainstorming session, Peggy proves to be more than a secretary, opening up new opportunities for her at Sterling Cooper. Meanwhile, Rachel faces her  ...more
  • 13

    Meditations in an Emergency

    Oct 26 2008
    20
    8

    SeasonMad Men - Season 2

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMad Men

    The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.
  • 14

    Out of Town

    Aug 16 2009
    20
    9

    SeasonMad Men - Season 3

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMad Men

    In the third-season opener, Salvatore and Don take a business trip out of town. Pete Campbell and Ken Cosgrove worry about the changes at Sterling-Cooper and how the changes will impact them.
  • 15

    New Amsterdam

    Aug 09 2007
    15
    3

    SeasonMad Men - Season 1

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMad Men

    Pete's professional and personal lives become more complicated as he struggles to assert power in both. While facing pressure from his wife regarding a new apartment, he further alienates Don and  ...more
  • 16

    In Care Of

    Jun 23 2013
    16
    4

    SeasonMad Men - Season 6

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMad Men

    In the Season 6 finale, Don has a problem.
  • 17

    The Jet Set

    Oct 12 2008
    20
    10

    SeasonMad Men - Season 2

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMad Men

    Don makes some new friends on his trip to Los Angeles; Peggy looks for romance; Duck ponders the future of Sterling Cooper.
  • 18

    Marriage of Figaro

    Aug 02 2007
    16
    6

    SeasonMad Men - Season 1

    Episode Number3

    SeriesMad Men

    Pete returns from his honeymoon, excited about his new marriage, but conflicted about his past encounter with Peggy. After his business relationship with Rachel takes an unforeseen turn, Don attends  ...more
  • 19
    19
    11

    SeasonMad Men - Season 1

    Episode Number12

    On election night, the Sterling Cooper staff pulls a rowdy all-nighter while watching the returns. Pete's ambitions cause him to directly challenge Don. Don remembers his past as a soldier in the  ...more
  • 20

    Six Month Leave

    Sep 28 2008
    12
    4

    SeasonMad Men - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    SeriesMad Men

    Freddy Rumsen disappoints his team during a pitch. Pete finds an opportunity at the office to exploit while Don proves his loyalty to an old friend. Betty finds a welcome distraction in Sara Beth.
  • 21

    Mystery Date

    Apr 08 2012
    10
    2

    SeasonMad Men - Season 5

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMad Men

    "Mystery Date" is the fourth episode of the fifth season of the American television drama series Mad Men and the 56th episode of the series overall. It was written by series creator and executive  ...more
  • 22

    The Crash

    May 19 2013
    15
    9

    SeasonMad Men - Season 6

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMad Men

    A surprise visitor disrupts Don, while Peggy seeks inspiration.
  • 23

    My Old Kentucky Home

    Aug 30 2009
    14
    8

    SeasonMad Men - Season 3

    Episode Number3

    SeriesMad Men

    The writers make an attempt to stave off late-night boredom during a mandatory overtime session. Roger throws a party as Joan and Greg host their own party. Sally has a run-in with Grandpa.
  • 24
    Season 7 Episode 7: Don receives a troubling letter. A risky venture entails a new future for Peggy. Roger gets an unexpected phone call. Pete butts heads with Cutler.
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  • 25

    The Summer Man

    Sep 12 2010
    8
    0

    SeasonMad Men - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMad Men

    Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.  ...more
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