Jon Hamm Hangs Out With Elmo, Talks About Sculptures

The offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are back open for a sixth season, but when he’s not drinking cocktails on the beach and reading Dante or promoting a line of cameras, Don Draper sometimes hangs out with the kids’ educational TV set. Jon Hamm, everyone’s favorite ad man / distinguished University of Missouri alumnus / conversation-starter about the highly gendered objectifying nature of the media, appeared on Sesame Street yesterday to help his buddy Elmo teach viewers about the word "sculpture."

The rather unprepared Hamm has the task of distracting the audience while Elmo finishes his self-portrait rendered in hammer and chisel, showing off different examples of the art form (including some very heavy metal). He explains the word very well, and, as with his appearances on 30 Rock and other more adult shows, commits wonderfully to physical comedy and slapstick. What’s strange about it though is that although he clearly conveys the idea of a sculpture, he mentions getting a hernia, which, like, would he have to explain what a hernia is to a preschooler? Will there be a follow-up episode? Anyway, watch below, especially if you’re in need of a good laugh today. 

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