The Evolution of Peggy Olson

A video montage of Mad Men's leading lady growing up.

The Evolution of Mad Men: Peggy Olson Comes of Age

By Nerve

Over Mad Men's four seasons, viewers have watched Peggy Olson grow from a modest, mild-mannered secretary from Brooklyn into a creative copywriter with a sharp pencil and a sharper mouth. Peggy's coming-of-age story has produced some of the show's most memorable moments, the best of which we've compiled here:

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Commentarium (18 Comments)

Aug 31 10 - 9:06am

This is wonderful, I love Peggy

Aug 31 10 - 10:09am
mr. man

i LOL'ed. go pegs

Aug 31 10 - 1:47pm

It's too bad Armisen broke up with her.

Aug 31 10 - 1:48pm

They still treat her like the annoying little sister though.

Aug 31 10 - 1:50pm

She'll get back with Pete, don't you worry.

Aug 31 10 - 1:55pm

I hope she avoids Pete, he's such a smug and terrible character. He's the evil Wil Wheaton.

Aug 31 10 - 2:06pm

Props on the Wil Wheaton spelling. At least he doesn't spell his name Pet Campbell.

Aug 31 10 - 2:19pm

I know this is getting off topic, but I always wondered who would win in a fistfight between Wil Wheaton and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Aug 31 10 - 3:41pm


Aug 31 10 - 4:27pm

You missed one. The end of last season when Roger tells Peggy to get him a cup of coffee and she responds "No".

Aug 31 10 - 8:55pm

I'm not the only one who's thinking that then. Jeez, get over "Mad Men" already!

Sep 01 10 - 8:12am

SHE IS SO AWESOME! Mad men rules! And to eggshell... if you dont like mad men..why the hell are you even here anyway?

Sep 01 10 - 10:33am

Seems too forced. She doesn't feel like a real person with real depth. More like a modern fantasy, speaking the way someone in 2010 wishes someone would speak in 1960. I wish MM would have played peggy more subtly and not tried to make her ridiculously meek and then suddenly turn her into ridiculously bold. I guess that is the MM aesthetic tho, kind of cartoonish. Draper and Joan are also cartoonish in appearance, although their characters are more credible.

Sep 01 10 - 1:43pm

Let's face it, every episode seems like they're acting in a play, which they kind of are, that unique way the dialogue is delivered only on this particular show. The Sopranos had the same thing, where they would conspiculously interject local streets and landmarks and towns into the conversation, sounding almost like they had quotation marks around them, but you went with it.

Sep 01 10 - 2:48pm
The Apostate

Elizabeth Moss is a Scientologist. Thus, she is hideous and unworthy of love.

Sep 01 10 - 8:46pm

L. Ron Hubbard would be ashamed.

Sep 02 10 - 10:10am

'he's renting my vagina' is a great line;-)