Jon Hamm is handsome and a good actor and a seemingly nice guy in real life and he’s very much of the moment so it totally makes sense for him to appear on Sesame Street as a nod to the parents who are forced to watch the show with their children and need the adrenaline rush of seeing a famous face talking about the alphabet. But a guest like this does make you reflect on your own childhood and try to think if there were any episodes of Sesame Street that you watched in which the guest was only famous enough to be the guest in the first place because of his expert portrayal of an alcoholic, womanizing philanderer who stole the identity of a dead soldier in order to climb the American corporate ladder as desperately as he possibly could. You know: 4 THA KIDS.

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  1. Well I don’t know about Sesame Street guests, but Johnny Cash on the muppets is still one of my favorite things ever.

  2. OMG this made my day.

    Guys I have a confession to make and I hope you won’t judge me. I became a fan of Jon Hamm’s penis on FB. I couldn’t help it.

  3. Phyllis was on the Muppets…

  4. He’s pretty.

  5. expert portrayal of an alcoholic, womanizing philanderer

    Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

  6. I honestly don’t remember any celebrities on Sesame Street when I was a kid. I really only remember the things they played over and over again, like the counting song (you know the one I mean). But celebrities? Nope. Not sure if it’s because as a kid at Sesame Street age, you don’t really know who the adult celebrities are. They’re basically just look like every other adult. Also, at that age I was drunk most of the time.

  7. It’s not quite as young as Sesame Street, but the cameos in Pete and Pete were incredible and badass.

  8. Alice Cooper was on the Muppets *and* Sesame Street, the latter of which he spoofed “I’m 18″ while debating 18 different sandwiches. But his Muppet episode is one of my all-time favorite TV episodes of anything EVER and totally riffed on the reactionary Satanist crap going on with heavy metal music in the 70s and 80s. For the kids.

    The real Muppets (and Sesame Street) were so delightfully sardonic and subversive.

  9. Not quite but she was both a black widow murderer and Empress Nympho.

  10. If they wanted to appeal to all the moms, why did they only show him from the chest up?

  11. I’m pretty sure the word of the day became ‘Hernia’ as soon as Jon mentioned it.

  12. I’m wondering what Sesame Street will use for their inevitable Breaking Bad segment. Ideas?

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