Tom Hanks Recreates ‘Big’ Rap

By Amanda Wicks

After hosting one of Saturday Night Live‘s more successful episodes this season on Saturday (Oct. 22), Tom Hanks shows he’s still got the rap skills he originally displayed in the 1988 movie Big.

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Wong Fu Productions interviewed Hanks while he was promoting his movie Inferno in Florence, Italy, and exceedingly bold hosts Wesley Chan and Philip Wang asked Hanks to recreate the rap he performed with his best friend in that movie. Surprisingly (not surprisingly?) Hanks knew the verses word for word and recreated the originally hand motions he did along with it in the film.

After 28 years, it’s pretty impressive to see Hanks jump into character like that and recreate the moment so many fans remember. Ron Howard was also part of the interview, and even he couldn’t believe Hanks’ skill. “Oh my god!” he exclaimed after all was said and done.

The rap begins at the 3:43 mark in the video below.

Relive Hanks’ original 1988 performance here.

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