Tom Hanks and Ron Howard seem like genuinely nice fellas, but interviewing the pair of Oscar winners has got to be nerve-racking. YouTube stars Wong Fu Productions were certainly nervous when they got the chance to spend a few minutes with the duo ahead of the Italian premiere of the latest Robert Langdon movie, Inferno. Yet despite the shaking hands, the Wong Fu crew was ballsy enough to ask Hanks to recreate a scene from one of his classic movies, Big — and the actor was more than game.
If you’re a child of the ’80s or early ’90s, you probably remember Big, the story of a little boy named Josh who wishes to be, well, big, and ends up magically becoming an adult (Hanks). Having to prove to his best friend that he’s still the same Josh, he does a little rap that only the two of them knew.
That rhyme stuck with Wong Fu’s Philip Wang, and apparently Hanks hadn’t forgotten it either. When Wang asked the actor to perform it with him, Hanks didn’t miss a beat. As Howard danced and snapped behind them, the fan and the star busted out the full thing (which Hanks revealed he stole from his kid’s summer camp), dance moves and all.
“Oh my God, that’s the greatest thing I’ve seen all year,” Howard said after they’d finished. Damn right it is, and you can watch the proof that Tom Hanks is one of the greatest humans alive below. (The rapping starts at the 3:30 mark.)
Now we know where Chet Haze got his rap skills from.
Revisit the original scene from Big: