Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 35: Episode 13
Jon Hamm’s Monologue
Jam Announcer……Kenan Thompson
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen — Jon Hamm!
Jon Hamm: Thank you. Thank you! Thank you very much! Wow![ Cheers and applause from the audience. ]
Jon Hamm: Its always been a dream of mine to host SNL. And that dream came true last year when I did it. So honestly this time, its just for the paycheck. Now some of you may know me from the AMC show Mad Men.
Jon Hamm: A lot of guys come up to me and say they totally identify with Don Draper, which Im pretty sure means they want to cheat on their wife. Um but so many people identify me with that character that they dont realize Ive been acting a long time. Um, in fact, before I was cast as the mysterious and debonair Don Draper, I did a bunch of stuff. For example, in the early 90s, I had a guest spot on the teen sitcom Late for Class. I played the new kid at school — Bonzo. Uh, I think we have a clip of it. Check it out[ The music and graphic for Late for Class. ] [ TREVOR and a STUDENT stand in front of hall lockers. ]
Trevor: Oh no! I forgot about the quiz!
Student: You better not cheat of me, Trevor!
Trevor: Hey Bonzo! Did you hear? We have a quiz in geography!![ BONZO is dressed exactly like Don Draper from Mad Men. ]
Jon Hamm: Lower your voice. Show a little respect! You panic every time theres a quiz, as if it matters.[ Trevor and the female student stare at Bonzo dumbfounded. ]
Jon Hamm: You go through life. Like a cockroach in the dirt. You people make me sick!
Trevor: Bonzos crazy![ The female student gazes lustfully. ]
Student: Crazy hot.[ The music and graphic for Late for Class. ] [ Jons a bit exasperated as his feet glide onto home base from the quick costume change. ]
Jon Hamm: Bonzo died that episode. He was there to teach those kids about bike safety. But that was actually one of my better gigs. At one point, I had to do QVC. I think we have that, too?[ QVC logo and music. ] [ A SALESWOMAN dressed in earth toned clothing holds numerous turquoise necklaces. A table displaying the jewelrys in front of her. ]
Saleswoman: Can you believe this? This is genuine turquoise from MAY-HEE-CO. Thats Mexico, people!
Jon Hamm: Calm down!!! Youre hysterical.
Jon Hamm: Sometimes I feel like Im selling jewelry with a little girl.
Saleswoman: But its genuine Mexican silver. It comes in a clasp and a ring and a -[ Not facing her, Jon slaps the woman across the face and departs. ]
Saleswoman: Wait! Im sorry!
Saleswoman: I love you!![ The saleswoman hastily picks up jewelry on the display table and holds it high. ]
Saleswoman: I love you!![ Jons back at home base. ]
Jon Hamm: I actually had sex with that woman. You know, being a working actor is a bumpy road. But sometimes you catch a break — like when I got to do stand-up on Def Comedy Jam.[ Footage of an emcee introducing the next act to the audience from Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. ]
Announcer (V/O): All right! Put ya hands together. For my boy — Jon Hamm!![ Jons smoking a cigarette and holding a glass of whiskey. ]
Jon Hamm: Have you seen them? You know what Im talking about? Those roundaway girls. With them big booties? And the stink!? Deez need to wash they ass!
Jon Hamm: And thats how I got Mad Men. All right, we have a great show. Michael Buble is here. So stick around, well be right back!
Submitted by: Cody Downs