Worst & Best Mad Men Episodes





Title: Mad Men
Genre: Drama
Series: 7
Episodes: 92
First Transmission: 2007-2015

A drama about the adventures of ad agency executives in the 1960s.

Episode Rankings

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Notes

*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers. The median represents the middle value of the ratings

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.54 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 1.8 standard deviations.

 

Best Episode #46

The Suitcase (2010) – Don doesn’t want to return an important call from California because he fears it’s bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client.

2nd Best Episode #39

Shut the Door. Have a Seat (2009) – Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them when they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don.

3rd Best Episode #85

Waterloo (2014) – Don and Peggy prepare to pitch to Burger Chef just after the Apollo Moon Landing. Meanwhile, a power struggle between Sterling and Cutler leaves Don’s future hanging in the balance.

4th Best Episode #64

Commissions and Fees (2012) – Lane’s entire world comes crashing down after getting busted for forging a check. Sally experiences an awkward rite of passage while spending the weekend with the Drapers.

5th Best Episode #63

The Other Woman (2012) – Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account. Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don’s treatment. Megan’s acting career begins to create tension between her and Don.

Worst Episode #2

Ladies Room (2007) – Don continues to conceal his complicated personal life, even though Roger tries to persuade him to open up.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2007)
#2 Ladies Room (2007)
#3 Marriage of Figaro (2007)
#4 New Amsterdam (2007)
#5 5G (2007)
#6 Babylon (2007)
#7 Red in the Face (2007)
#8 The Hobo Code (2007)
#9 Shoot (2007)
#10 Long Weekend (2007)
#11 Indian Summer (2007)
#12 Nixon vs. Kennedy (2007)
#13 The Wheel (2007)
#14 For Those Who Think Young (2008)
#15 Flight 1 (2008)
#16 The Benefactor (2008)
#17 Three Sundays (2008)
#18 The New Girl (2008)
#19 Maidenform (2008)
#20 The Gold Violin (2008)
#21 A Night to Remember (2008)
#22 Six Month Leave (2008)
#23 The Inheritance (2008)
#24 The Jet Set (2008)
#25 The Mountain King (2008)
#26 Meditations in an Emergency (2008)
#27 Out of Town (2009)
#28 Love Among the Ruins (2009)
#29 My Old Kentucky Home (2009)
#30 The Arrangements (2009)
#31 The Fog (2009)
#32 Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency (2009)
#33 Seven Twenty Three (2009)
#34 Souvenir (2009)
#35 Wee Small Hours (2009)
#36 The Color Blue (2009)
#37 The Gypsy and the Hobo (2009)
#38 The Grown-Ups (2009)
#39 Shut the Door. Have a Seat (2009)
#40 Public Relations (2010)
#41 Christmas Comes But Once a Year (2010)
#42 The Good News (2010)
#43 The Rejected (2010)
#44 The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (2010)
#45 Waldorf Stories (2010)
#46 The Suitcase (2010)
#47 The Summer Man (2010)
#48 The Beautiful Girls (2010)
#49 Hands and Knees (2010)
#50 Chinese Wall (2010)
#51 Blowing Smoke (2010)
#52 Tomorrowland (2010)
#53 A Little Kiss, Part 1 (2012)
#54 A Little Kiss, Part 2 (2012)
#55 Tea Leaves (2012)
#56 Mystery Date (2012)
#57 Signal 30 (2012)
#58 Far Away Places (2012)
#59 At the Codfish Ball (2012)
#60 Lady Lazarus (2012)
#61 Dark Shadows (2012)
#62 Christmas Waltz (2012)
#63 The Other Woman (2012)
#64 Commissions and Fees (2012)
#65 The Phantom (2012)
#66 The Doorway, Part 1 (2013)
#67 The Doorway, Part 2 (2013)
#68 Collaborators (2013)
#69 To Have and to Hold (2013)
#70 The Flood (2013)
#71 For Immediate Release (2013)
#72 Man with a Plan (2013)
#73 The Crash (2013)
#74 The Better Half (2013)
#75 A Tale of Two Cities (2013)
#76 Favors (2013)
#77 The Quality of Mercy (2013)
#78 In Care Of (2013)
#79 Time Zones (2014)
#80 A Day’s Work (2014)
#81 Field Trip (2014)
#82 The Monolith (2014)
#83 The Runaways (2014)
#84 The Strategy (2014)
#85 Waterloo (2014)
#86 Severance (2015)
#87 New Business (2015)
#88 The Forecast (2015)
#89 Time & Life (2015)
#90 Lost Horizon (2015)
#91 The Milk and Honey Route (2015)
#92 Person to Person (2015)