If GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman initially found himself fielding questions like “Didn’t Jon Hamm’s Don Draper just propose to Megan in the season four finale as a means to simply keep hiding from the past and himself?” instead of something along the lines of, “What are your plans for budget reform?” he (and, okay, we, as we’re incredibly amused by this) have another Jon to thank.
In what can only be hailed as one of the funniest Twitter stunts ever, Jon Stewart and his Daily Show team punked Huntsman’s “Twitter Town Hall meeting” on Tuesday afternoon. After the Utah governor reminded his followers, “I’m taking your questions on Twitter at 4:45 ET TODAY. Use hashtag #Q4Jon. Excited to do it!” The Daily Show sent out a tweet a few hours later that read, “@MadMen_AMC fans: tweet Jon Hamm your questions by 4:15 Eastern! Hashtag #Q4Jon.” (See below.) And thus, a prank involving three good-humored, handsome Jons began.
Huntsman caught on to the Jon Hamm-related questions, including one tweeter who asked, “Jon, in ten years do you see yourself following George Clooney’s or Tom Selleck’s career path?” Luckily, Huntsman had fun with it and played along quite nicely, as he tweeted back, “I definitely want Clooney’s career path. But I think that Q was for Jon Hamm. Funny prank @TheDailyShow! #Q4Jon.” (Bonus comedy points to Huntsman for answering this hilarious, albeit non-Mad Men-related question, “Yes! RT @tjmorf: @JonHuntsman Do you feel those who spell John w/ H are wasteful liberals using consonants wantonly & w/o discretion? #Q4Jon.”)
Did you notice this when it unfolded on Twitter yesterday, PopWatchers? Which Jon comes out the big winner here? (Answer: Jon Hamm. Always Jon Hamm.) Share in the comments section below!