Long before Jon Hamm played the always-smooth Don Draper onscreen, he was trying to woo ladies on dating shows as a 25-year-old waiter. And there’s video to prove it.
Buzzfeed recently discovered that Hamm was once on The Big Date, a series in which a woman picks one of three bachelors after hearing their date ideas. On this episode, the lucky lady was Mary, who revealed to host Mark Walberg (not that Mark Wahlberg — if only!) that she has a foot fetish. Uh, okay.
Hamm was into the foot fetish thing, though, and even offered to indulge her desires in his date idea: “Start off with some fabulous food, a little fabulous conversation, with a fabulous foot massage for an evening of total fabulosity.”
Unfortunately, Mary doesn’t like fabulosity — not enough to choose Hamm, anyway. Instead she went with 28-year-old stuntman Marc, who failed to include “fabulous” anywhere in his date idea. Bet you’re regretting your choice now, Mary!
Watch the clip of Hamm’s attempt to make Mary swoon below:
And if you’d like to spend 22 minutes watching a ’90s dating show (who wouldn’t?), here’s the entire episode: