Margaret "Peg" Bundy (née Wanker, AKA Peggy) is the wife of Al Bundy and mother to Kelly and Bud, and self-described housewife of the Bundy household. Peggy is notorious for her laziness, once being described as "the laziest bitch in Chicago", and her expensive tastes, often  purchasing extravagant items that will take her husband Al years to pay for. Despite this, Peggy has often tried to be a caring mother to her children (although through her own ways and not so obvious), a loving wife (despite constantly insulting Al, and refusing to cook for him) and a friendly, helpful neighbor (albeit with a sometimes lackluster attitude, and appearing uncaring). As she is a part of the Bundy family by marriage, Peggy has been described by her husband, Al, as being a part of the Bundy Curse.


Peggy is a lazy, self-indulgent housewife who refuses to cook or clean for her family, and tries to steal wallets or purses from Al or neighbors. She is known for dropping her cigarette ashes in her dinners. She prefers to purchase new clothes instead of washing the old ones. According to Peggy, her laziness is a Wanker tradition going back to pioneer days; while the Wanker women were getting their hair done, the men got theirs scalped.

Despite her refusal to work, Peggy has brief stints at employment, with mixed success, such as a sales clerk at a department store, a Mary Bright consultant (could not convince customers of the superiority of her goods), fast-food worker (forced to take the job by Al in order to work off a debt), and a cartoonist (decided to retire the cartoon when women began to consider Al sexy). The only time Peggy has been shown doing any actual housework like cooking and cleaning, is in the episode "The Stepford Peg" when she gets amnesia by slipping on a bon-bon and hitting her head. This causes Al to re-program Peg to be the kind of housewife that he always wanted. This doesn't last long and Peg goes back to being herself.

Peggy's activities include sitting on the family couch, watching daytime talk shows (including Oprah Winfrey) and a shop at home network while eating tons of bonbons (somehow without gaining any weight).

Despite her inappropriate behavior, she generally appeals to men, including Al, still, in spite of his snide sarcastic comments where he acts like the contrary. Like Al, she would never cheat on her partner, but unlike Al, she enjoys marital sex, despite constantly complaining about Al's lack of endurance. She doesn't seem to mind her husband ogling other women, reading pornographic magazines, or going to strip joints. This is probably because she does the same thing by going to male strip clubs and ogling other men. Her enthusiasm has caused some of the male strip joints she visits to establish the "Bundy rule," where women can no longer go into the back rooms to meet the dancers.

Personal RelationshipsEdit


Al Bundy - Peggy's Husband. She and Al are often at odds (Operation Barbarosa) Al resents Peggy due to fact that she steals his money, does absolutely no work around the house and her constant nagging and complaining about his failures. He also resents marrying her and would do anything to divorce her or leave her. He was stuck at his job as a women's-shoe salesman and driving a beaten-down Dodge.

Kelly Bundy - Peggy's Daughter. Peggy is usually teaching Kelly life lessons. Kelly takes after Peggy as both are lazy and try to trick men into doing what they want.

Bud Bundy - Peggy's Son. Peggy is shown to often treat Bud like a little boy and usually embarrasses him. She also is not above making fun of him for his inability to get women like the rest of the family does.

Seven - Peggy's nephew, who lived with the Bundys for a short time after his parents abandoned him, leaving him in their care. During his stay, she treated him much better than her own husband and children, making Al, Kelly, and Bud jealous.

Peggy's Mother (Unseen) - often the victim of Al's abrasive insults

Ephraim Wanker - Peggy's Father

The Wankers

Uncles- Otto and Irwin

Cousins - Possum Boy, Effie, Zemus and Ida May (Zemus' Wife) and Eb.

The Wanker Triplets


Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy - the Bundys' next-door neighbor. Though she and Marcy are close friends, Peggy will often lie, betray and humiliate Marcy without hesitation in order to gain something.

Steve Rhoades - Marcy's first husband; he left her to become a forest ranger.

Jefferson D'Arcy - Marcy's second husband, who she met at a party and married while intoxicated. He is a male version of Peggy, both are lazy and prefer not to work, the difference is Marcy wants Jefferson to stay home and have him be her gigolo while Al wants Peggy out of house and doesn't want to sleep with her.


Connie Bender - High School Rival

Mimi Stoatz - High School Rival


  • often wears 60's-styled outfits, consisting of tight pants and low cut blouses or shirts, also 80's lycra, leggings
  • wears an almost 1950/1960's-like bouffant hairdo
  • wears stilettos
  • hair color - red (possibly dyed)


Peggy Bundy was played by actress Katey Sagal, whose real life pregnancy had been written into the series during season six. When the actress suffered a miscarriage, the pregnancy storyline was written as a dream of Al's, as it was felt it would be too traumatic for Katey Sagal at the time to work with an infant. Her later pregnancies would not be written into the shows, using either camera angles or off-camera appearances by the actress to work around them.


  • In "Yard Sale," when the Bundys couldn't sell any of the junk Peggy had bought, Al told Kelly and Bud that only idiots bought junk and sells them to bigger idiots, and that Peggy is considered the Head Idiot, as she is the last idiot to buy junk and can't sell it.
  • She was a smoker from season 1 until the end of season 4, although her quitting was never mentioned in the show.
  • Her favorite bra is the "Fancy Figure 327" cup size 36-C.
  • Besides singing old tunes, she is able to play the accordion and concertina.
  • As she is about the same age as Al, her birthday is listed as April 12, 1948.
  • However, Katey Sagal, who plays Peggy, has mentioned in several interviews that she imagines Peg to be much younger than Al and that she was likely in 8th grade when he was a High School Senior.
  • Her parents refer to her by her given name, Margaret, while she is known to everyone else as Peggy or Peg.
  • She used to be a brunette, but decided to dye it red at some point.
  • In "Breaking Up Is Easy To Do Part 1", she admits that her childhood dream was to be a ballerina.
  • Al frequently refers to her as "Big Red (X)" or some similar nickname.
  • He also calls her "pookie" a lot, a possible parallel to how he calls Kelly "pumpkin".
  • The big hair came later, in a series of increasingly outrageous wigs. In season 1, Peggy sported La Sagal's natural hair.

Appearances on the showEdit