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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Pauline Francis
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37. Pauline Francis

Showcase Episode: "Mystery Date"
And on the other end of the grandparent spectrum, there's Henry Francis' nightmare of a mom. Pauline's most likeable moment comes when she teaches Sally to pop a Seconal ("Do you know how to take a pill?") and tells gruesome crime stories until she hides under the couch with a butcher knife. Sweet dreams, Sally.

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