Peggy OlsonPlayed by Elisabeth Moss


Peggy discovers not only an unexpected talent for copywriting, but an unexpected ambition, moving from the steno pool all the way up to copy chief at Sterling Cooper & Partners. Peggy has to fight harder than her co-workers, as both a woman and a former secretary, and she earns respect for her skill and drive – even from Don, an encouraging mentor and harsh critic throughout her career. But Peggy carries a deep psychic wound from the baby she gave away. Although her relationships always come second to her work, she speaks emotionally about a 10-year-old neighbor, as if he were her own son, in a moving pitch that wins the Burger Chef account.

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Peggy Olson Quotes

“Here’s your basket of kisses.”
Season 1, Episode 6: “Babylon”
“I don’t think anyone wants to be one of a hundred colors in a box.”
Season 1, Episode 6: “Babylon”
“Maybe you need me to lay on your couch to clear that up for you again.”
Season 1, Episode 10: “Long Weekend”
“I’m in the persuasion business. And frankly I’m disappointed by your presentation.”
Season 2, Episode 2: “Flight 1″
“I never expect Mr. Draper to be anything other than what he is.”
Season 2, Episode 5, “The New Girl”
“I don’t know why I pick the wrong boys.”
Season 2, Episode 11: “The Jet Set”
“Pete, just tell the truth; don’t worry about the outcome. People respect that.”
Season 2, Episode 13: “Meditations in an Emergency”
“You got me pregnant, I had a baby, and I gave it away.”
Season 2, Episode 13: “Meditations in an Emergency”
“Well. When he gets to “s”, I need Howard Sullivan at Lever Brothers.”
Season 3, Episode 1: “Out of Town”
“I’m Peggy Olson. I want to smoke some marijuana.”
Season 3, Episode 3: “My Old Kentucky Home”
“Your problem is not my problem.”
Season 4, Episode 4: “The Rejected”
“Let’s get liberated.”
Season 4, Episode 6: “Waldorf Stories”
“Why is there a dog in the Parthenon?”
Season 4, Episode 7: “The Suitcase”
“Oh, Miss Blankenship, good to see you. I mean nice to see you. I mean welcome back.”
Season 4, Episode 8: “The Summer Man”
“You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Vodka and Mountain Dew is an emergency.”
Season 4, Episode 8: “The Summer Man”
“I signed the first new business since Lucky Strike left. But it’s not as important as getting married. Again.”
Season 4, Episode 13: “Tomorrowland”