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Tom Hanks nails his iconic rap from ‘Big’ with help from YouTube stars

He's still got it.


Austin Powell


Posted on Oct 25, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:40 pm CDT

Is there anything Tom Hanks can’t do? 

Fresh off hosting Saturday Night Live, where he blessed the world with David S. Pumpkins, Black Jeopardy, and a turn as presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace, the acclaimed actor recreated one of his most famous lines with a couple of YouTube stars. 

Welsey Chan and Philip Wang, the duo behind Wong Fu Productions and the recent YouTube Red exclusive Single By 30, traveled to Florence, Italy for the press junket for Hanks’ Inferno. While there, they asked Hanks if he can still do his rap from his 1988 classic Big, and he thankfully obliged. (My favorite part, truth be told, is actually Hanks sipping his coffee right around 2:38.)

If you’re wondering why Hanks still remembers those lines after all these years, it’s because they hit close to home. Hanks revealed in a 2009 interview on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross that the rap was something his son learned at summer camp that he then inserted into the film. 

Here’s the original to refresh your memory: 

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2016, 9:49 am CDT