Mad Men Scene Breakdown

To have a script feel like a series script the series regular’s should really appear somewhat as they normally do. Here’s a breakdown of the Pilot ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’. Don ,for instance, appears 18 times out of 25 speaking scenes or 72% of the time. This means I won’t have Harry in 18 scenes unless Don is there too. Download this as an Excel Spreadsheet here.

Scene Don Pete Peggy Roger Harry Ken Dick Joan Sal Betty Midge Rachel Regular Guest # in scn
4 x                           1
5 x                   x       2
6 x                   x       2
7 x                   x       2
9     x   x x x               4
10         x x x           x   4
11   x     x x x               5
12 x   x x     x x             5
13 x     x                     2
14 x x x                       3
15 x x                         2
16 x     x               x     3
18     x                   x   2
19 x x   x               x     4
20 x x                         2
21     x         x             2
22     x         x         x   3
23 x               x       x   3
25 x x   x                   x 4
26 x x x x x x x               7
27         x x x   x         x 5
28 x                     x     2
29   x x                   x   3
34 x                 x         2
35 x                 x     x   3
# 18 8 8 6 5 5 6 3 2 2 3 3 6 2  
% 72 32 32 24 20 20 24 12 8 8 12 12 24 8  
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