TODAY   |  April 05, 2014

Old video shows a 25-year-old Jon Hamm vying for dates

A video of Jon Hamm in a 1996 dating show called “The Big Date” has gone viral, and shows him as a 25-year-old waiter looking for love. The video shows that just like most people, dating didn’t always come easy for the “Mad Men” star. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>> apparently, though, that wasn't always the case. jenna's in the orange room with the "mad men" actor's appearance on a dating game show from the late '90s, which through the miraculousness of, i don't know what, has been found, and lucky us, it's gone viral.

>> first of all, who looked awesome in the late '90s? the late '90s was tough for a lot of us. the year was 1996 . he looked pretty awesome. the show was "the big date," and jon hamm was a 25-year-old waiter just looking for love. enjoy this.

>> jon hamm is next. he's 25 years old. he's a waiter. jon hamm , ladies and gentlemen . hello, john. you're on a first date, mary's the girl. you want to really impress her. how do you make her feel special?

>> well, start off with some fabulous food, a little fabulous conversation and --

>> what else fabulous, jon?

>> and end it with a fabulous foot massage for an evening of total fabulousity.

>> ah. so, make a choice. which one of these guys do you want to get to know?

>> i don't know, they're just so wonderful!

>> you've got to pick one.

>> okay. um, i'll pick mark.

>> mark?

>> yes, mark.

>> mark, you're up, buddy! come on up. come over here.

>> you guys, if it was the '90s, and all of a sudden, a guy came up to you and said, hey, i want to take you out for a night of total fabulousity, you can't blame her for going with the other guy!

>> i would have totally gone with the other guy. creepy. the foot massage thing was terrible.

>> the fatima saj was fabulous. just a cool night of fabulousity. here's my question to you, are you surprised jon hamm was rejected with all of that?

>> no.

>> we want to know. tell us on twitter, use #orangeroom. i'll throw the question right back to you guys, a night of fabulousity, hey.

>> hey.

>> she's kicking herself now, though.

>> yes, she is. yes, she is.