Jon Hamm Embarrassing Dating Show Past ... He Lost!!!

4/4/2014 12:25 AM PDT

'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm -- Embarrassing Dating Show Past … HE LOST!!!


The worst decision you've ever made doesn't compare to the two women who DID NOT pick Jon Hamm on a dating show waaaaay before he hit it big.

Back in 1996, 25-year-old Hamm looked like Don Draper -- if he was in the witness protection program -- when he went on a show called "The Big Date" ... hosted by Mark L. Walberg, who now hosts "Antiques Roadshow." 

The folks at Lighthearted Entertainment unearthed this clip where a surfer dude-looking Hamm 
gets passed over for TWO other guys ... one of 'em even had frosted tips! 

You can watch the full episode here ... unless you're the contestants, Mary and Shonia. Why relive missing out on the total package?