Tom Hanks Chats With America In ‘SNL’ Monologue – WATCH VIDEO
Tom Hanks opened his “SNL” monologue by saying how a magazine called him “America’s Dad.” He then changed into a sweater like Mr. Rogers to have a “chat” with his kids, America. See the video below of Hanks’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue.
He started by saying, “We’re going to be fine. He added that our “complexion is getting a little darker, which is natural for a nation of immigrants.” Hanks also said, “You’re a lot gayer, and that is cool.” Next he asked, “You OK with money?” “I don’t have $19 trillion, I have $230 million.” That was followed by Hanks saying, “You got a lot of guns, kiddo,” and “we can smell the weed.” He ended his monologue to his kids, America, by assuring, “You’re going to make the right choices.”
This is the ninth time Hanks has hosted “Saturday Night Live.” He first hosted the show back in 1985, with musical guest Sade. The actor returned in February 1988, backed by musical performances from Randy Travis. Just eight months later in October of that year, Hanks was once more the host of “SNL.” His musical guest then was Keith Richards.
Hanks made two more appearance as the host of “SNL” in 1990. He fronted the show in February with musical guest Aerosmith and again and in December for his fifth time, with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The star came back in 1992 with Bruce Springsteen and then in 1996 with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was then a full decade before Hanks returned to Studio 8H at NBC. That go-around as the host of “Saturday Night Live” was with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Even though there was that 10-year gap, Hanks had returned for other appearances, including when Justin Timberlake became a member of the “SNL” Five-Timer Club. During his monologue, the singer was greeted at the wood-paneled club by such other members as Hanks, Steven Martin, Candice Bergen and Alec Baldwin.
Hanks’s latest appearance comes on the heels of the release of Sully in which the actor portrayed real-life hero pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger, who made an emergency landing in 2009 on the Hudson River in New York, where he saved his entire U.S. Airways plane full of passengers. Hanks hosting the late-night comedy prgram is also in advance of the October 28 release of his new movie Inferno.
To see Hanks’s “SNL” monologue in which he chats with America like Mr. Rogers, watch the video below.