What’s the best way for Jon Hamm to celebrate his Emmy victory? With a trip to Bikini Bottom, obviously.
Nickelodeon has confirmed that Hamm will voice a character named Don Grouper in an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” airing sometime next year. Unsurprisingly, Grouper has quite a bit in common with the character that finally netted Hamm his Emmy, Don Draper on “Mad Men.”
Grouper is described as “a charismatic head ad executive” with a “sharp mind and devastating charm.” Hamm’s episode will see SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs seeking business advice from Grouper in Krabs’ endeavor to launch a line of frozen Krabby Patties. Grouper works for ad agency Grouper, Goby & Koi and, according to Nickelodeon, “when Don’s in the room, everyone laps up his words like overpriced organic honey.”
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Hamm finally took home Emmy gold Sunday night after being nominated 16 times.
“Playing a character for that long is a blessing and a curse,” Hamm told journalists backstage. “It’s a dream job in many ways and it doesn’t come without a cost. It’s a lot of mental and emotional baggage that gets torn through you and weighs on you after awhile. I’ve always said it’s not like I’m a lead miner. It’s not like this is the hardest job in the world. But it’s not like anyone can do it either.”