50 Best 'Mad Men' Characters

From one-off cameos to Sterling-Cooper's core players, we're ranking the show's most memorable characters

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34. Joy

Showcase Episode: "The Jet Set"
One of the funniest examples of Mad Men's often ham-fisted attempts at symbolism: "Hello. I'm Joy." This Eurotrash princess meets Don in Palm Springs and lures him into a decadent world of globe-trotting idle aristocrats, with her father the Viscount presiding over his court. It's safe to say she's the only woman who's ever read Faulkner while in bed with Don. Joy poses a question that haunts him long after he leaves Palm Springs: "Why would you deny yourself something you want?"

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