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
The Suitcase Sep 05 2010 A deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

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Guy Walks Into an Advertising ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency 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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Shut the Door, Have a Seat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Shut the Door, Have a Seat 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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The Wheel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Wheel 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) 5 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Other Woman 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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Commissions and Fees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Commissions and Fees 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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Far Away Places is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Far Away Places 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
Signal 30 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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The Jet Set is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Jet Set 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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Meditations in an Emergency is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Meditations in an Emergency Oct 26 2008 The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.

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The Gypsy and the Hobo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Gypsy and the Hobo 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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 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 Crash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Crash May 19 2013 A surprise visitor disrupts Don, while Peggy seeks inspiration.

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At the Codfish Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
At the Codfish Ball 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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Nixon Vs. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Nixon Vs. Kennedy 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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Christmas Waltz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Christmas Waltz 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) 17 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
In Care Of Jun 23 2013 In the Season 6 finale, Don has a problem.

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5G is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
5G 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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My Old Kentucky Home is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
My Old Kentucky Home 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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Babylon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Babylon 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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Shoot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Shoot 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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Out of Town is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Out of Town 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
Marriage of Figaro 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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Six Month Leave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Six Month Leave 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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Lady Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Lady Lazarus 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 Flood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Flood Apr 28 2013 Peggy plans for the future. Roger courts a potential client.

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Maidenform is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Maidenform 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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Red in the Face is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Red in the Face 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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The Summer Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Summer Man Sep 12 2010 Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.

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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
New Amsterdam 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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The Grown-Ups is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Grown-Ups 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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The Chrysanthemum and the Swor... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Aug 22 2010 Don and Pete disregard Roger's plans in order to land a new client.

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Man With a Plan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Man With a Plan May 12 2013 SCDP tries to pacify competing clients. An unexpected guest blind-sides Pete.

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Mystery Date is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Mystery Date 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) 35 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Good News 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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Seven Twenty Three is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Seven Twenty Three Sep 27 2009 Betty tries her hand at local politics. Don is forced into thinking about the future. Peggy receives a luxurious gift.

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A Little Kiss (1) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
A Little Kiss (1) Mar 25 2012 For the Draper family, life has changed. The children must adapt to a new home, a new brother, and a new stepmother. Don seems to have everything a man could want. However, Megan, still employed ...more

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The Collaborators is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Collaborators Apr 14 2013 Don has a disagreement with a client. Pete entertains a guest. Peggy tries to motivate the staff.

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The Color Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Color Blue Oct 18 2009 The firm celebrates as they hit a milestone. Peggy and Paul compete to secure the same account.

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Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Tale of Two Cities 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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Waldorf Stories is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Waldorf Stories Season 4 Episode 6: Peggy clashes with her new creative partner and Don pitches under unusual circumstances.

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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Tomorrowland Season 4 Episode 13: Opportunity arises for Don and Peggy.

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Tea Leaves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Tea Leaves Season 5 Episode 3: Peggy has new responsibility as Don and Harry indulge a client.

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Waterloo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Waterloo 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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Blowing Smoke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Blowing Smoke 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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Long Weekend is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Long Weekend 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) 47 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
For Those Who Think Young 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) 48 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
A Little Kiss Part 2 Season 5 Episode 2: Don gets a surprise. Pete and Roger butt heads. Joan clashes with a houseguest.

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Man With The Plan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
Man With The Plan Season 6 Episode 7: "Man with a Plan" SCDP tries to placate competing clients. Pete is blindsided by an unexpected guest.

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The Crash is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
The Crash Season 6 Episode 8: "The Crash" Don is disrupted by a surprise visitor. Peggy looks for inspiration.