He’s the man responsible for one of TV’s most iconic characters of recent years, and now it looks like Jon Hamm will bring Mad Men‘s Don Draper back to our screens in a new cameo. Sort of. According to Uproxx, Hamm will star in an upcoming episode of- wait for it- SpongeBob Squarepants. Yes, really.
Apparently, Hamm will voice the character of Don Grouper, a “charismatic head ad executive of the ad agency Grouper, Goby & Koi,” reports Uproxx, while Nickelodeon commented: “His sharp mind and devastating charm make him an irresistible force. When Don’s in the room, everyone laps up his words like overpriced organic honey.” Sound familiar?
Hilariously, Don Grouper will help Mr. Krabs launch his infamous Krabbie Patties, lending him all his super-smooth advertising expertise. While we can’t say we watch SpongeBob religiously, we’ll happily tune in for this cameo, although we’ll have to wait until 2016. The exact date isn’t yet known.
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The news comes just after Hamm finally won an Emmy for his role of Don Draper, after being nominated a whopping sixteen times for his various roles in 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as well as for Mad Men.Tina Fey presented Hamm with his long-awaited award, while the star-studded audience gave him a standing ovation as he took to the stage. His acceptance speech was emotional as he thanked his fellow cast members before saying: “I want to thank the people to who I owe an incredible debt. People who in my life have gotten me here, Families who have chosen, for some reason, to take me in and be nice to me along this strange, strange road.”
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As well as mentioning his sisters Hamm also thanked Jennifer Westfeldt, his ex-partner with whom he was with for nearly 20 years. The couple split recently, issuing the following statement: ”With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history. We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward.”
Given that Mad Men recently came to an end after seven seasons, fans will no doubt relish a Don Draper comeback. We just wonder how SpongeBob feels about it all.