I'm fairly certain he starts off as a 4-star celebrity, not a 5-star celebrity as it currently says on his page. Could someone verify this?
Does anyone else think he is kind of a male Mary-Sue (perfect person)? He is rich, handsome, single and successful. Bakerychaz 05:55, June 17, 2012 (UTC)
- Who, Mary-Sue Pleasant? I don't really see the similarity. :/ Nikel Talk – Vote for Featured Media! 06:43, June 17, 2012 (UTC)
Um Mary-Sue is the kid of Herb and Coral Oldie.
They can be full brothers if two sims are dating and have two children, the children get one surname each, right?[edit source]
For him and his brother having diff. surnames, they could have the same parents but they were just dating when both of them were born. Let's say John Hamming dates Tessa Sleep when they're YA, and Matt is born right after. When Matthew is a teen and already a successful actor and his parents are say the TS3 equivalent to 31-years-old. And they conceive another child who is Michael. Due to Michael being born after Matthew, they decide to give him the mother's maiden name as his surname, as usually happens with newly transferring families and also occurrences with premade boyfriend\girlfriend pairs not in your household. (Meadow Carpenter-Rhodes is a special case, she decided to hyphenate because she was an only child. If she was born-in-game, her surname would be Rhodes and the next child would be Carpenter) Let's say that when Michael dropped out of school at say 14 because he hated that he had no talents but his 27-years-old brother was world-known self-made-man with many talents. And when John and Tessa married, it was when Michael was 18 and Matt was 31, and John\Tessa were 49.
But since Matthew Hamming is based on Jon Hamm (who is an only child as far i can tell) and this is a prequel to a game whose "antagonists" are twins whose father was born through an alien abduction, and the younger one is a professional gold-digger who has married the older (or is it younger?) brother of the main female protagonist (the brother also having a completely diff. appearance and personality with each game) and when said brother died of old age (despite having graduated from college 25 years before) the female protagonist got alien-abducted and dumped in the desert with no memories, while the younger twin fell in love with the main male protagonist (who was actually married to the main female) while the older twin is in love with some casanova guy who also tried to kiss the female protagonist, the younger twin, and also had a fling with the maid, and on top of that was engaged to the daughter of the main protagonists, and then these girls he flirted with put him on a teleporter that took him in a completely different place where there is a kid who grows up to marry the best friend of the alien twins and then drown, and there is also two teens who grow up to be the parents of said best friend and also the maid was a kid at the same time as the main two protagonists and said drowned husband and is even older than the protagonists (but the kid version does not grow up to look the same as the version in the sequel for some crazy reason maybe she just teleported in the future like mr. casanova and it changed her appearance) and there is also some filty rich blonde family that apparently owns half of the stuff in the nation? And half of the guys in said family have the exact same name with a number attached to the end or something? - this basically explains TS2 plot without needing the characters' names. And yeah, being the prequel to something with a plot like that, Michael Sleep being an Alternate Universe Relative of Matthew Hamming (who could as easy be maternal half-brother, they do look like it) is not too farfetched.
I never had Late Night but i initially thought Matther Hamming changed his name from Matthew Sleep, and once i discovered John Hamm is an only child, i thought Michael is just some guy who overspent on plastic surgery to look like Matthew Hamming and thus had to live homeless. And because of that Michael now hates Matthew. Kaiko Mikkusu (talk) 17:33, August 11, 2014 (UTC)