Hammond Druthers
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Hammond Druthers was the boss and ex-co-worker at the architectural firm where Ted worked.

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Season 2


Hammond's new "building" design

He was a boss that many in the office, including Ted, hated due to his arrogance, obnoxiousness and bullying. To try to make him a better person, Lily stole his baseball signed three times by Pete Rose as she has a habit of taking precious things from people who misbehave, in hope that Druthers would learn to be nicer to his employees. However, he said that if the thief didn't return the ball, he would begin to fire three people every hour. Ted did not want people to get fired but Lily stood by her point, so he fired her. He got the ball from her and gave it back to Druthers. When Druthers' project for a building that highly resembled a penis was refused for that reason, Ted showed a design he had been working on to his firm's client, and they liked it. (Aldrin Justice)

Ted became Hammond's boss, but he still behaved like a jerk. Ted asked his boss what to do, and he said to fire him. The first time he attempted to fire him it turned out to be Druthers' birthday, leading Ted to do it another time. After he found Druthers sleeping at the office due to his unsettlements with his wife, Ted took in Druthers and the two shortly became friends. However, after he still acted very rudely to Ted on work, he decided to fire him, which coincided with him receiving the divorce papers from his wife, finding out his dog is dead and having a heart attack (which Ted thought he was faking). (Columns)

Season 9

In Platonish he appeared in a flashback set in the Fall of 2012. He offered Ted a job in his architectural firm in Chicago, which Ted rejected.


  • Spouse: Unnamed ex-wife

Episode Appearances

  1. Aldrin Justice
  2. Columns
  3. Platonish (flashback)

Notes and Trivia

Hammond architecture weekly
  • He appeared in the cover of Architecture Weekly in the 80s.

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