TV Episodes 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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The Suitcase is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Sep 05 2010 A deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

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Shut the Door, Have a Seat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Nov 08 2009 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.

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Guy Walks Into an Advertising ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Sep 20 2009 Sterling Cooper receives a surprise visitor; Sally has been spooked by something (or someone); and Joan receives some shocking news.

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Commissions and Fees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Jun 03 2012 Lane's shameful secret comes to the surface with dire consequences. Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone.

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The Wheel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Oct 18 2007 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 ...more

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The Other Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
May 27 2012 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 ...more

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Far Away Places is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Apr 22 2012 Peggy has a tough time during a particularly formidable pitch. Don calls on a potential client. Roger and Jane have an experience with LSD.

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Signal 30 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Apr 15 2012 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 ...more

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Jul 19 2007 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 ...more

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The Jet Set is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Oct 12 2008 Don makes some new friends on his trip to Los Angeles; Peggy looks for romance; Duck ponders the future of Sterling Cooper.

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At the Codfish Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Apr 29 2012 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.

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The Crash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
May 19 2013 A surprise visitor disrupts Don, while Peggy seeks inspiration.

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Nixon Vs. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Oct 11 2007 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 ...more

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The Gypsy and the Hobo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Oct 25 2009 A former client makes a return; Betty and her kids go on a trip; and Joan and Greg make plans for their future.

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Christmas Waltz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
May 20 2012 Harry finds himself in an uncomfortable position after reconnecting with Paul Kinsey who has joined the Hare Krishnas. Lane takes drastic and unethical measures to get out of financial trouble. ...more

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In Care Of is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Jun 23 2013 In the Season 6 finale, Don has a problem.

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Meditations in an Emergency is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Oct 26 2008 The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.

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My Old Kentucky Home is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 30 2009 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.

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5G is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 16 2007 Don's past catches up to him when he wins an award and gets his picture on a prominent industry periodical. Ken makes his colleagues jealous when he gets a short story published in a national ...more

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Waterloo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
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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Babylon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 23 2007 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

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Out of Town is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 16 2009 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.

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Marriage of Figaro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 02 2007 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 ...more

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The Grown-Ups is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Nov 01 2009 Peggy's taste in men proves questionable. Pete has to make a big decision about his career and a candidate makes a big impression on Don.

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Shoot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Sep 13 2007 A rival ad agency courts Don, involving Betty in their attempt to lure him from Sterling Cooper. As the presidential campaign heats up, the agency looks for new ways to counter the latest ...more

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The Chrysanthemum and the Swor... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 22 2010 Don and Pete disregard Roger's plans in order to land a new client.

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Six Month Leave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Sep 28 2008 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

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Mystery Date is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Apr 08 2012 "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 ...more

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The Good News is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 08 2010 Don takes a trip. Joan has scheduling problems. Don and Lane get to know each other a little better.

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Lady Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
May 06 2012 Megan has second thoughts about her future at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce. Peggy lashes out when she's inadvertently put in the uncomfortable position of having to lie. Pete's effort to ...more

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The Summer Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Sep 12 2010 Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.

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Waldorf Stories is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 4 Episode 6: Peggy clashes with her new creative partner and Don pitches under unusual circumstances.

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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 09 2007 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 ...more

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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 4 Episode 13: Opportunity arises for Don and Peggy.

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Man With a Plan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
May 12 2013 SCDP tries to pacify competing clients. An unexpected guest blind-sides Pete.

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Maidenform is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 31 2008 Don and Duck try to make peace; Peggy tries to get into the executive's after-hours meetings; Duck deals with a family visit.

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Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 6 Episode 10: "A Tale of Two Cities" The agency works to hold onto a client. Joan is caught off guard.

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To Have And To Hold is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 6 Episode 4: "To Have and To Hold" The partners work to keep the wraps on a secret campaign. Joan is visited by an old friend.

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Tea Leaves is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 5 Episode 3: Peggy has new responsibility as Don and Harry indulge a client.

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Favors is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 6 Episode 11: "Favors" Betty plans for Sally's future. Peggy encounters trouble at home.

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Red in the Face is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Aug 30 2007 "Red in the Face" is the seventh episode of the first season of the American television drama series Mad Men. It was written by Bridget Bedard and directed by Tim Hunter. The episode ...more

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Blowing Smoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Oct 10 2010 "Blowing Smoke" is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of the American television drama series Mad Men, and the 51st overall episode of the series. It aired on the AMC channel in ...more

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The Flood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Apr 28 2013 Peggy plans for the future. Roger courts a potential client.

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Long Weekend is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Sep 27 2007 Don loses an account. Roger, stuck in the city for Labor Day weekend, attempts to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Joan has a night out on the town with her roommate.

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For Those Who Think Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Jul 27 2008 It’s Valentine’s Day, and the Sterling Cooper advertising agency is hustling to stay on top of its game and buzzing over the newest office equipment. Don and Duck find themselves at odds over an ...more

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A Little Kiss Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 5 Episode 2: Don gets a surprise. Pete and Roger butt heads. Joan clashes with a houseguest.

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A Night to Remember is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 2 Episode 8: Peggy is asked to contribute her advertising know-how on a church project. Don tries to market a foreign beer to a new demographic. Harry recruits assistance from an unlikely source.

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Collaborators is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Season 6 Episode 3: "The Collaborators" Don clashes with a client. Pete entertains a guest. Peggy struggles to motivate the staff.

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Mad Men: Then and Now: Roger S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
John Slattery describes how Roger Sterling has evolved throughout the past six seasons of Mad Men.

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Mad Men: Then and Now: Don Dra... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Jon Hamm recounts Don Draper's downward spiral throughout the past six seasons of Mad Men.