You can add “be a talk-show guest” and, apparently, “play third base” to the list of things Jon Hamm can do well. His grandmother, however, has a few issues with the part he plays.
The “Mad Men” star was a guest on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday, and he seemed pretty much at home in the chair next to Conan O’Brien. He was funny without being too “on,” told a decent anecdote about meeting Tracy Morgan when he guested “30 Rock” and helped O’Brien poke some fun at “Tonight Show” announcer/sidekick Andy Richter.
Hamm and Richter both took part in the celebrity softball game during baseball’s All-Star week last month, and while Richter showed prowess at the plate — he hit a home run — he apparently had some defensive struggles. It set up a clip of Hamm (who was on the opposing team) making a nice pick at third, and the ESPN announcers getting in a dig at Richter.
The softball clip just adds to the idea that Hamm is pretty much everybody’s All-American at this point. His grandmother, though, still has some problems with his role on “Mad Men.” Her objections to Don Draper and the show are near the end of the segment, which we present now without further ado.
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