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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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34 5
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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21 2
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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22 3
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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21 5
Far Away Places is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Other Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 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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15 2
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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15 4
Nixon Vs. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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 Jet Set is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Gypsy and the Hobo is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Crash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mad Men Episodes
May 19 2013
A surprise visitor disrupts Don, while Peggy seeks inspiration.

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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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12 4
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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8 1
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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10 4
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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7 3
Out of Town is listed (or ranked) 21 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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7 3
Babylon is listed (or ranked) 22 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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7 3
The Grown-Ups is listed (or ranked) 23 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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6 3
Marriage of Figaro is listed (or ranked) 24 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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6 3
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