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Apr. 4 2014, Published 4:41 p.m. ET

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A clip of '90s-tastic Jon Hamm on the dating show, Big Date made the rounds this morning, and we haven't stopped laughing since. But hey, at least Jon might feel more comfort in knowing that other stars got their starts on game shows, too. Here's just 8 on the long list that also includes legends like Sally Field, Steve Martin and Billy Crystal who appeared on game shows way before we even existed.

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If Jon Hamm were on a dating show today, all he'd have to do is show the girls one of those paparazzi pics of himself not wearing underwear. Amirite?


Freaks & Geeks Linda Cardellini's first TV appearance was on The Price is Right. Fortunately for her there's no footage of her moment on the show, but she wasn't shy talking about the experience when on The Daily Show. She admitted that she still has the prize to this day!

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Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul was a nobody in 2000, but he did get his 15 minutes on The Price is Right, just as Linda did!


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Way before Sex & The City, Cynthia Nixon appeared on To Tell The Truth as a child, which was her first on-screen appearance ever. Watch about halfway through this video to see it:

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Kirstie Alley appeared on Match Game in 1978, and she was introduced as an "interior designer from Wichita, Kansas." Oh, how times have changed.


Rob Lowe was a big winner on Pyramid back in the 70's. Doesn't he kinda resemble a young Bruce Jenner here?


More recently though, Lady Gaga appeared on MTV's Boiling Points in 2005, when she was merely an NYU student named Stefani.


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But let's never forget the celebrity game show appearances of the '90s, since the '90s was the best time for TV. Here's *NSYNC's Joey Fatone on Nick Arcade!

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Did you realize that so many stars were on game shows?  Which clip is the funniest? Tweet us @OKMagazine.


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