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18 Moments When Peggy Olson Was A Total Badass

Move over, Don Draper, because this lady is way ballsier than you'll ever be.

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1. When Peggy said exactly the right thing, at exactly the right moment.

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The episode: Season 1, Episode 6

Why it's badass: This is the moment that launched Peggy from being Don's secretary into the world of copywriting, and she wasn't even trying! That's pretty fantastic.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 6

2. When this happened with Pete.

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The episode: Season 1, Episode 8

Why it's badass: OK, so Pete's married and office romance isn't always a great idea. But they're boning in. the. office. where. anyone. could. see. them. Amazing.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 7

3. When Peggy confronted Pete about the fact that they had an affair, and he's treating her like shit.

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The episode: Season 1, Episode 10

Why it's badass: Here's the thing about Pete: He's wrong when it comes to a lot of things, including Peggy. Which is why this moment where she sets him straight is so epic.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 10

4. When Peggy's forced to come up with a line for "The Rejuvenator," which is clearly just a vibrator.

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The episode: Season 1, Episode 11

Why it's badass: Not only does Peggy test out the product, but she also comes up with this slogan for it: "The Rejuvenator. You'll love the way it makes you feel." LOL.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 10

5. When Peggy got high with the boys.

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The episode: Season 3, Episode 3

Why it's badass: While smoking pot might not seem like a huge win, it actually helped to make her part of the group. Plus, it boosted her creativity!

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 10

6. When Peggy had an affair with Duck, a much older man.

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The episode: Season 3, Episode 12

Why it's badass: Come on, no one saw this pair coming! But that's just how Peggy is, always surprising you with her sexual prowess.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 7

7. When Roger treated Peggy like his own personal secretary and she shut. it. down.

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The episode: Season 3, Episode 13

Why it's badass: Have you ever been able to ruin someone's day with a single word? Peggy has.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 10

8. When Peggy rode this motorcycle, like a boss.

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The episode: Season 4, Episode 5

Why it's badass: Aside from the fact that anyone who rides a motorcycle is a badass, Peggy managed to do it in a dress. And she looked flawless!

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 7

9. When Peggy stripped down to prove a point.

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The episode: Season 4, Episode 6

Why it's badass: Oh, Stan! He thinks he can intimidate Peggy with talk of nudist colonies. When, in reality, Peggy is about twelve naked steps ahead of him, and it's glorious.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 10

10. When Don fell asleep on Peggy's lap after she confronts him about his drinking. Then she keeps on drinking.

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The episode: Season 4, Episode 7

Why it's badass: Not only can Peggy drink Don under the table, but she can also call him a lousy drunk in the process. Well played, lady.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 6

11. When Joyce licked Peggy's face and she looked over at Stan like this.

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The episode: Season 4, Episode 9

Why it's badass: Joyce knows not to waste time on a straight girl, but that doesn't mean she can't take badass cues from Peggy. They both had a little fun at the boys expense, and it was fantastic/sexy.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 9

12. When Peggy's mistaken for a secretary and she called the guy out.

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The episode: Season 5, Episode 2

Why it's badass: When Michael comes in to interview, he doesn't realize who he's dealing with. That is, until Peggy puts him in his place. Lesson learned: don't mess.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 9

13. That time when she successfully talked Roger into paying her 400 dollars for copy.

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The episode: Season 5, Episode 4

Why it's badass: Think about how much money 400 dollars was in the '60s. Now think about your boss. And think about what you would do if he asked you to stay late to work on a special project. Peggy did all those things, and convinced Roger that the only way she'd do it would be if he paid her. Clever girl.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 7

14. When Peggy gave a stranger a handski during a movie.

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The episode: Season 5, Episode 6

Why it's badass: There's nothing like a little release after a frustrating day, right? For Peggy, that came in the form of giving a random dude a movie theater handjob. Oh, and did I mention she smoked pot before doing it?

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 9

15. When Peggy walked into a room and said this.

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The episode: Season 5, Episode 9

Why it's badass: Once again, Peggy proves that she's the only one at the office who's actually competent enough to be paid to work there. And she does it all with a drink in hand.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 8

The real gold, though, is her smile as she leaves Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for the last time.

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The episode: Season 5, Episode 11

Why it's badass: Peggy is probably the only person who has ever been able to truly make Don beg for forgiveness. Enough said.

Badass level on a scale of 1 to 10: 10

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