October 25, 2016


Watch Tom Hanks Do the 'Big' Rap & Ask Zoltar to Make Him Younger This Time

Inferno, Tom Hanks' third movie in six months (and second in seven weeks), is out this Friday, so he's making the press rounds again. And when you've been doing this as long as Hanks, you better find a way to keep having fun with it.

First we have Hanks, 60, performing that "Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop" rap from 1988's Big. The stunt comes courtesy of Wong Fu Productions, which headed to Florence, Italy for the premiere. First they chatted with Hanks and director Ron Howard, sharing a popular meme about the actor being stuck in various places throughout his career's movie plots.

Then they got to business: the Big song. In the video above, they hit Hanks with the idea at the 3:30 mark; 14 seconds later, he's diving in, no qualms. "I actually stole that from my kid's summer camp," he reveals after. Compare it to the original:

Hanks was also on The Late Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, also reminiscing on Big in a fun way. Watch below as he tracks down Zoltar—the fortune-telling machine that grants a wish a little too vigorously, turning a 12-year-old Josh Baskin into 30-year-old Tom Hanks—and asks him to pull a switcheroo. 

"I learned that being older isn't always what it's cracked up to be, a lesson that I'm constantly learning every day at my age," Hanks says. "Just yesterday I tried to jump on one of those big floor pianos and do a dance; I swear I heard my hip snap."

Next, try out Fuse's new nostalgia podcast Besterday, hosted by Emilee Lindner and Bianca Gracie. This one reflects on iPod memories, Space Jam returning to theaters and Dream disbanding: