SNL Transcripts: Jon Hamm: 10/25/08


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 34: Episode 6

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October 25th, 2008

Jon Hamm



Elisabeth Moss

John Slattery

Maya Rudolph


Road to the White HouseSummary: Sen. Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) and Rep. John Murtha (Darrell Hammond) make crazy statements while speaking at a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Recurring Characters: Joe Biden.



Jon Hamm’s MonologueSummary: Jon Hamm uses an amalgam of gimmicky reality-based programming to fool new viewers into tuning into “Mad Men” on AMC.


Trick or TreatSummary: A registered sex offender (Will Forte) makes a clumsy introduction while trick-or-treating at his neighbor’s (Jon Hamm) house.

Note: This sketch was originally cut from the dress rehearsal of last season’s episode hosted by Brian Williams.


An SNL Digital ShortSummary: In “Rasta Man”, Andy Samberg performs a rastafarian rap.


Mad Men/Two A-Holes at an Ad Agency in the 1960sSummary: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and the ad executives at Sterling Cooper strain to come up with a serious campaign for a suspendered hula hoop invented by a couple of A-Holes (Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig).

Recurring Characters: Male A-Hole, Female A-Hole.


The Barack Obama Variety Half-HourSummary: In lieu of a serious message this Wednesday night, Barack (Fred Armisen) and Michelle Obama (Maya Rudolph) will host and sing their praises in a star-studded variety program.

Recurring Characters: Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, John F. Kennedy.


Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up WomenSummary: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) demonstrates the keys to success in picking up women by making the least effort possible.


Coldplay performs “Viva la Vida”Lyrics

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: Seth Meyers anchors solo after announcing that co-anchor Amy Poehler gave birth earlier in the day. Robo-Call (Will Forte). Ralph Nader (Bill Hader). Political comedian Nicholas Fehn (Fred Armisen) is unable to finish his thoughts on current events. Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson perform a brief duet as tribute to Amy Poehler giving birth.

Recurring Characters: Ralph Nader, Nicholas Fehn.


Variety VaultSummary: From 1959, it’s “Vincent Price’s (Bill Hader) Halloween Special”, featuring a lack of cooperation from Gloria Swanson (Kristen Wiig), James Mason (Jon Hamm), Liberace (Fred Armisen), and a prop elevator.

Recurring Characters: Vincent Price, James Mason, Liberace.


Jon Hamm’s John HamSummary: Jon Hamm promotes the perishable delight that allows businessmen to have lunch and use the bathroom without going over company time.


Coldplay performs “Lost”

Pat FingerSummary: Pat Finger (Jon Hamm) is running for office in Butts.


Coldplay performs “Yellow”



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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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