Tom Hanks on SNL

Posted by · 11:04 am · May 19th, 2009

One of the stories we linked to in this morning’s round-up was a Noah Forrest riff bemoaning the complacency of Tom Hanks in his recent work.  While that might be a valid point, I still have a soft spot for things like this because Hanks is a natural.  It also helps that the “Jeopardy” sketch has always been one of my favorites and made for a nice 90s blast from the past on Saturday night’s Will Ferrell-hosted season finale.

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  • 1 5-19-2009 at 12:26 pm

    Brian said...

    I think Tom Hanks’ biggest problem is Ron Howard. Even in disappointing fare like Ladykillers, The Terminal or Charlie Wilson, Hanks delivers. Those damn Dan Brown movies offer him nothing but a paycheck.

  • 2 5-19-2009 at 1:10 pm

    André said...

    curses and drat! I can’t watch the video in Brazil.

    Actually, Tom Hanks was pretty good in Apollo 13, I think the problem might be Dan Brown instead of Ron Howard (who also sucks incredibly when he does these Langdon movies).

  • 3 5-19-2009 at 10:15 pm

    Vito said...

    I love the Celebrity Jeopardy skits. Takes me back to the good ol’ days of SNL. Hanks was funny, here.

    Also, I LOVED seeing Norm MacDonald come out of nowhere as Burt Reynolds, and disappearing again. Awesome.

  • 4 5-19-2009 at 10:46 pm

    Zac said...

    I wish NBC/Universal would release of Best of SNL DVD featuring just the Jeopardy sketches. I would buy it in a heartbeat and I think others would too.

  • 5 5-19-2009 at 11:21 pm

    Vito said...

    Yeah, I would totally buy a dvd of all Jeopardy skits. Absolutely.