Jon Hamm agreed to appear in a schmaltzy music video with a Yeti


Jon Hamm will literally say “yes” to any acting gig that he’s offered. How else do you explain this? This is the new music video for Herman Dune’s “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” – The Hamm plays a hot dude in a convertible who… um… I’m not sure how to even describe what happens in this video. Something about a child-sized “Yeti” (who is bright blue) and an unconventional friendship. Suffice to say, if it was nearly anyone else, a fully-grown dude talking this way to a child-sized “Yeti” would come across as creepy, funky and/or cheesy. When it’s Jon Hamm, you kind of feel like “Damn, he’s really sweet-talking that baby Yeti. I hope they make sweet, sweet love.”

It’s super-cute. Jon Hamm… my God. The man can do anything. Drama, comedy, action, schmaltzy music videos. He’s one of a kind and so, so lovely. I also think this may be part of his being an out-of-work actor for so many years (a decade, really). Now that he gets offers to do so many little things, he just says yes to everything because he remembers when there were no offers. I love that about him. Oh, and the NYP reminded me of The Hamm’s last appearance in a (sort of) music video:




Screencaps from the video.

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13 Responses to “Jon Hamm agreed to appear in a schmaltzy music video with a Yeti”

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  1. carrie says:

    happy for him

  2. Katalina says:

    The video is from Funny or Die, so it’s supposed to be ridiculous.

  3. Launicaangelina says:

    I love some hot Hamm on a Monday morning! Yum!

  4. mln76 says:

    I think Jon also has alot of friends who are in comedy and improv and they ask him to do this stuff and he never says no…What a sweety-pie.

  5. gloaming says:

    @ Katalina

    It’s also supposed to be funny…..

  6. xxodettexx says:

    oh i love him as lemon’s beautiful ex [who now has no hands, lol].. and beautiful man that can laugh at himself is always a treat!

  7. wtf? says:

    i want one………Hamm or the lil blue guy, don’t know who is cuter

  8. irishserra says:

    This is truly a beautiful way to start the week. Thank you!!!

  9. Geekylove says:

    Um, what does it mean, schmaltzy? I’m not a mad men or hamm freak, but my surname is a version of that word (german origin) and i’ve never brate it outside of german language!
    Ok, this is totally off the topic.sorry.;)

  10. ra says:

    So his acting career is at the end of the road as well apparently.

  11. mndr says:

    I agree with wtf…..I want one too…..either.

  12. harfang says:

    I don’t know much about The Hamm (I do like Mad Men, though I’m not diehard about it) but to me this says “good sport” and “nice guy” even though he’s getting paid for it. Being in music videos and SNL things makes you look fun and edgy to the general public… not to snarks like us, but to the normals, in terms of how ~they~ absorb media. It does not, to the Muggles, make him look shark-jumpy or like a shill.

  13. harfang says:

    @Geekylove Schmaltz is Yiddish, it literally means “chicken fat.” Like many Yiddish words though, it has become part of English in an idiomatic way. Schmaltz/y (unless you are talking about the awesomeness of your mom’s matzah balls — and yes, MY mom’s are the BEST, thanks very much) refers to triteness, sappiness, dorkiness with no redeeming value.

    Also like many Yiddish words, with slightly different spelling it may mean exactly the same or something similar in German. For example “shmaltz” might mean grease or fat. That’s just a guess.