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Jon Hamm becomes a cartoon in PBS kids show

Jon Hamm, cartoon friend of canines. (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Many “Mad Men” fans have undoubtedly asked themselves the question: “I wonder what Don Draper would look and sound like if someone turned him into a cartoon, had him befriend a talking dog and made him an actor obsessed with creating word-a-day calendars.”

Well, the following news will provide as close to a solid answer as you will probably ever get on that subject.

Jon Hamm will make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of “Martha Speaks,” the PBS children’s show about a chattering dog who teaches young viewers new vocabulary words.

Hamm plays a thespian named Ham Johnson with a clear love for the English language. His longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt also provides the voice of one of Johnson’s fellow actors and their dog Cora makes an appearance as well, according to Entertainment Weekly. (Note: This post has been updated to reflect that the voice of Hamm and Westfeldt’s dog is not heard in the episode.)

The whole thing is too cute for words. See two clips of Hamm/Ham in cartoon mode below, or watch the episode when it airs on PBS stations Feb. 20.

Here’s Jon Hamm, talking to Martha, while driving a boot car.

A Hamm/Westfeldt meet-cute:

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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