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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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  • Sep 05 2010
    90
    5

    SeasonMad Men - Season 4

    Episode Number7

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

    Shut the Door, Have a Seat

    Nov 08 2009
    58
    6

    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.
  • 3

    Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency

    Sep 20 2009
    54
    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
  • 4

    Tomorrowland

    7
    0
    Season 4 Episode 13: Opportunity arises for Don and Peggy.
  • 5

    The Summer Man

    Sep 12 2010
    7
    0

    SeasonMad Men - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMad Men

    Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.  ...more
  • 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
  • 7

    The Wheel

    Oct 18 2007
    45
    7

    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
  • 8

    The Hobo Code

    4
    0
    Season 1 Episode 8: Pete Campbell and Peggy Olsen start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois Saddler, takes a liking to Salvatore Romano but his own interests seem to lie elsewhere. Don Draper gets an unexpected bonus from Bert Cooper and wants to take Midge on a surprise trip to Paris. She seems too involved with her beatnik friends however. Don reflects on his unhappy childhood and in flashbacks he reveals some life lessons he learned early on when a hobo spent the day working on the family farm in exchange for a meal.
  • 9

    At the Codfish Ball

    Apr 29 2012
    25
    4

    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
  • 10

    Six Month Leave

    Sep 28 2008
    11
    1

    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.
  • 11

    In Care Of

    Jun 23 2013
    15
    2

    SeasonMad Men - Season 6

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMad Men

    In the Season 6 finale, Don has a problem.
  • 12

    Indian Summer

    3
    0
    Season 1 Episode 11: Peggy is given the opportunity to write copy for a new weight loss device that everyone knows is useless. She finds an interesting use for it, however. Afraid of losing the Lucky Strike cigarette account, Bert Cooper gets Roger Sterling to come in for a one-hour meeting but he has another attack. Don Draper becomes a partner and takes over from his friend Roger, but some of the ad men are sharpening their resumes nonetheless. Pete Campbell wants a promotion but Draper doesn't seem too interested. Pete keeps a parcel addressed to Don that contains some very interested information.
  • 13

    The New Girl

    3
    0
    Season 2 Episode 5: Don once again finds himself having to deal with issues between TV comedian Jimmy and his wife, Bobbie. Joan finally finds Don the perfect secretary.
  • 14

    Shut the Door. Have A Seat.

    3
    0
    Season 3 Episode 13: Don has an important meeting with Connie. Betty receives some advice. Pete talks to his clients.
  • 15

    Waldorf Stories

    3
    0
    Season 4 Episode 6: Peggy clashes with her new creative partner and Don pitches under unusual circumstances.
  • 16

    Person to Person

    3
    0
    Season 7 Episode 14: The Series Finale. The stories of Don Draper, his family, and his co-workers at Sterling Cooper & Partners come to an end.
  • 17

    The Gypsy and the Hobo

    Oct 25 2009
    24
    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.
  • 18

    Waterloo

    9
    1
    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.
  • 19

    Meditations in an Emergency

    Oct 26 2008
    20
    4

    SeasonMad Men - Season 2

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMad Men

    The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.
  • 20

    The Crash

    May 19 2013
    16
    3

    SeasonMad Men - Season 6

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMad Men

    A surprise visitor disrupts Don, while Peggy seeks inspiration.
  • 21

    Far Away Places

    Apr 22 2012
    30
    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
  • 18
    4

    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
  • 23

    Commissions and Fees

    Jun 03 2012
    32
    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
  • 24

    For Immediate Release

    2
    0
    Season 6 Episode 6: "For Immediate Release" Roger changes tack to make new business. Pete has an awkward run-in with a client.
  • 25

    The Strategy

    2
    0
    Season 7 Episode 6: Peggy determinedly collects research for a pitch. Pete is invited to join an exclusive club. Joan looks forward to spending time with her friend.
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