If you grew up even partially in the 1980′s, the nonsensical secret-handshake song (and dance) that Tom Hanks’s character Josh and his best friend Billy did together probably goes through your head regularly (“I meant it, I said it, I stole my mama’s credit, sock me in the stomach three more tiimes”), so it’s a total DELIGHT that Tom Hanks performed it perfectly on Jonathan Ross’s BBC show last weekend. It turns out it was a song his son learned at camp, which makes total sense. Awesome:

Now we just need the little girl from Beaches to perform “Pouncer, Pouncer The Wonder Cat,” and all our ’80s movie made-up song dreams will come true.

Comments (12)
  1. This made me smile. Tom Hanks is the best.

  2. Wow, this clip totally justified a huge chunk of my childhood. Thank you Joshua Baskin.

  3. The very reason why everyone fucking likes Tom Hanks, including me.

  4. That was sweet. Too bad Angels and Demons looks like a steaming pile of turd.

  5. This is Tom Hanks saying if you see me in person, please, leave me be.

  6. That’s Success.

  7. That was well worthing watching…5 times in a row!

  8. sarah palin  |   Posted on May 13th, 2009 -2

    must get annoying for people to applaud you like a retarded kindergartner every time you do something. tom hanks seems like a genuinely sweet guy but i bet he does his fair share of mocking when the cameras aren’t there.

  9. matt  |   Posted on May 13th, 2009 +1


  10. Fuck Mary Pickford, Tom Hanks is America’s Sweetheart!

  11. All this time, Tom?

  12. The only way this would have made me :) more would have been if they’d brought out Robert Loggia and that big floor keyboard thing.

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