Five episodes that showcase some of Mad Men’s major minor players

Paul Kinsey, “Christmas Waltz” (season five, episode 10)

The beard, the pipe, the black girlfriend he showed off like an accessory—even in a world of stuffed shirts, Paul’s had the least substance behind it. But he longed for substance, which explains how he’d wind up sucked into that ultimate net for lost souls of the ’60s, the International Society For Krishna Consciousness.

Miss Blankenship, “The Beautiful Girls” (season four, episode nine)

Ida was a magic mirror held up to the face of every woman working at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. She used to be just like them. Soon they’ll be just like her. Blankenship may have been comic relief, but time always gets the last laugh.

Glen, “New Amsterdam,” (season one, episode four)

For an episode that’s largely memorable as the introduction of one of Mad Men’s oddest little characters, “New Amsterdam” is shockingly light on Glen (Marten Holden Weiner). The young son of the Drapers’ recently divorced neighbor Helen Bishop, Glen is a sporadic but indelible minor character.

Megan, “A Little Kiss” (season five, episode one)

. “A Little Kiss” is Megan Draper’s true character debut and a very clear signal that Don’s new relationship would be just as toxic as his marriage to Betty, but for very different reasons. Megan is the first woman in Don’s life to match his desire for control.

Sal, “The Gold Violin” (season two, episode seven)

Of all of Mad Men’s now-departed characters, Sal, played by Bryan Batt, is one of the most-missed, as a gay man trapped in a world of heterosexuality. In the sexist offices of Sterling Cooper, Sal stood out with his compassion, his manners, his reluctance to degrade women, and the fact that he lived with his mother and spoke Italian (no wonder he was the subject of so many secretary crushes).


Been a rough day. I needed to lift my spirits before I passed out - so I took my stupid TF2 fancast screenplay and I shooped a poster for it, thus reminding myself I have an ACA in Visual Communications for Photoshop. Full-size poster’s HERE.

Cristine Rose as The Administrator 
Alison Brie as Miss Pauling 
Bryan Batt as Mr. Reddy 
Nathan Darrow as Mr. Bidwell
Aaron Tveit as The Scout
Will Arnett as The Soldier
Robbie Gee as The Demoman
Raphael Sbarge as The Engineer
Dave Batista as The Heavy 
Christoph Waltz as The Medic
Hugh Laurie as The Sniper
Vincent Cassel as The Spy 
Tom Selleck as Saxton Hale 
Bryan Cranston as Charles Darling