O’Brien’s been doing his mini-show, 7 Minutes in Heaven, online for two seasons now, and he always gets A-list stars to head into his closet to play the tween party game. He’s had the likes of Jeff Goldblum, many SNL alumni, Ellen Degeneres, and even the Insane Clown Posse in his cramped closet to joke, answer absurd questions, and do “closet theater.” As the strange host, O’Brien can be a pretty raunchy and always silly and Hamm keeps up with him, right in stride. He reads a “script” as his famed character from Mad Men, Don Draper, in which he confesses to masturbating instead of cheating on his wife. When O’Brien mentions that Ally McBeal has a tight hold on the videos available on the internet, Hamm makes a bit of a suggestive joke on “tight” to crack O’Brien up. And Hamm discusses his favorite way to dismiss British lads (it’s a tip o’ the bowler to indicate clearly higher status).
But there are two definitive highlights which are particularly unmissable. First, when O’Brien comes at him with “tickle spider,” Jon Hamm giggles. It’s not a chuckle, or a big belly laugh, or anything you’d expect from a god like Hamm. It’s a high-pitched, squealy, Anderson Cooper giggle and it’s just adorable. If you’ve never heard Jon Hamm giggle, you’ve never lived.
Second, it wouldn’t be seven minutes in heaven if there weren’t an awkward kiss at the end, but this smooch is so wonderfully beyond of all O’Brien’s uncomfortable kisses. Suffice it to say that after a particularly long and dramatic kiss, O’Brien’s hair is sticking straight up, and Hamm looks very bewildered, but also just a little smug. Be careful though – if you have a bit of crush on Jon Hamm before this, it will be fully developed into unfulfilled love when you’ve finished watching. Because that face! It’s just absurd!