As mature-ish adults, we’re not the slightest bit ashamed to admit that we love SpongeBob SquarePants. For a children’s cartoon, the show has some real comedic chops.
So when we learned that the protagonist from another of our favourite shows, Mad Men (not quite as funny, but awesome in its own right), was going to be making an appearance in the new season of SpongeBob, we almost peed a little. Almost.
That’s right, Jon Hamm is coming to Nickelodeon’s longest running animated series. He’ll be starring in the debut half-hour special Goodbye, Krabby Patty?, which will air on Nickelodeon on February 20.
The episode, which intros with a slightly spongier version of the falling Don Draper Mad Men opening, features the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor as the voice of Don Grouper (Ha! We get it!), a charming, handsome and skilled ad exec who is brought in to help sell the Krabby Patty. Something tells us he will be successful… too successful.
While this role might seem odd for one of Hollywood’s leading men, it’s pretty much right up Hamm’s alley. That’s partly why we’re so into him; he’s so dang talented, but doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s made goofy cameos in some of our all-time fave shows like Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation, Archer, The Simpsons, 30 Rock and more.
We Hamm and SpongeBob fans will have to wait to see the full episode, but we’re confident it’s going to be epic.