Tom Hanks Answers Ellen’s ‘Burning Questions’

Tom Hanks Answers Ellen’s ‘Burning Questions’


I’m going to read
a question and you have to answer the first
thing that comes to your mind. It doesn’t have to be
fast, but it’s just the first thing that
comes to your mind so it’s an honest answer. And then– [BUZZER] And then I hit the button. Yeah, no apparent reason. OK. All right. What on-screen co-star were
you the most nervous to kiss? [BUZZER] Sorry. Hooch. A very large tongue. Yeah. When people see me,
they ask me to dance. What do they do
when they see you? [BUZZER] After. Sorry. 62 years of game shows
makes me hit the buzzer. Yeah. They ask me to say,
“Brace for impact.” Really? Yeah. How’s that? Yep. All right. [BUZZER] That’s what I meant. Do you know that people
have tattoos of you on them? The thought petrifies me. No, I haven’t seen them. I’ve seen them and
I want to show you. Really? These are tattoos
that people have put– this is you– Oh my word. –on someone’s arm. Look at that. Here’s another one. Man, that’s dedication. Yep. I just wanted to show you
that because I found out I had people that put
tattoos of me on them. All right, that’s Martha
Stewart tying one of her shoes. No. All right. OK. It gets better. There’s another one. OK, let’s see that. There. Ay ya ya. Holy smokes. Yeah, I’m hoping they got
their money back on those. Yeah. What was your favorite
job before getting into show business? I was a bellman for the
Oakland Hilton hotel. [BUZZER] Did you get nice tips on that? I made about $0.50 a time. But it wasn’t so much that. It was the hang,
because I ended up carrying the bags for
some very big-time people. Cher– Wow. I carried her bags when she– She must have a lot of bags. Oh, Mandy. If she had paid me $0.50 a bag,
I wouldn’t be doing this show. I’d be off. I’d be living on my asteroid,
as a matter of fact. [INTERPOSING VOICES] I’ll tell you what I did. One of my first jobs is I
would work at a car wash, and when the car came
through the car wash, I’d be the one getting
in it, and driving it out, and cleaning the inside,
and then hand in the key, and hope you got
$1 or something. And especially if it was a nice
car, I got to drive nice cars. This job, I’m guessing,
lasted about three years. [BUZZER] Thank you. [INAUDIBLE] –see what I did? No. I saw that I should
have seen it coming. What celebrity can you
do an impression of? OK, I can do a Robert
De Niro from Casino. [BUZZER] “You’re drunk. You’re on drugs. Look at you.” That’s good. That’s not bad, huh? Yeah, that was pretty good. Yeah. I do Columbo. Really? Yeah. Let’s hear it. Pardon me, ma’am. I don’t mean to bother you. First of all I think I remember
Columbo, as does our audience, and he did that– Pardon me, ma’am. I don’t mean to bother you. Is that what he says? No, it’s, “Pardon me, ma’am. I don’t mean to bother you.” Wow. Don’t try to correct my– [BUZZER] I think it’s fantastic. What is one thing
that you’ve tried that you’ll never do it again? Not following the instructions
on an Instapot to a T. [BUZZER] I dated men. [BUZZER] And you’ll never do that again? Never do it again, no. Who was the first celebrity
crush that you had? [BUZZER] It was a Miss Nancy
on Romper Room. Did you grow up
with Romper Room? Wow. I knew that Miss Nancy was hot
when my dad lingered at home before going off to the office. If you can’t sleep in the middle
of the night, what do you do? I wait. [BUZZER] I get back to sleep. You just stay in bed? Well do you get up and do stuff? No, I don’t but– No, yeah. –some people do. But sometimes it goes,
like, an hour or so, and you just lay there and wait. Ponder the zeitgeist– and
occasionally, turn over. Well that works too. Yeah. You have an asteroid
named after you. What’s something else you’d like
to have named in your honor? A bridge in New Jersey. [BUZZER] Really? All right. Why not? Let’s do it. Because it would be like– “I’m on the Tom Hanks.” Yeah. “I’m on the Hanks. It’s pretty much backed
up,” or “Traffic backed up on the approach to the Hanks.” “The Hanks is backed up.” That would be good. Toy Story 4 opens–
and that just means– Hanks is backed up? Yeah, you don’t want that. We can say that? I said it. Oh my word. And I’m trying to make
you rethink your decision. Oh my word. Toy Story 4 opens
in theaters June 21. We’ll be right back. Yes, we will.

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