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Listen up, kids! This Halloween, none other than two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has some great tips on what you can dress up as.
On Thursday night's episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert had a special guest show up to share some ideas on inexpensive costumes for the kiddos.
"I'm not here to talk about me or my movies or my legacy as a living legend," says Hanks, 56. "Actually Steve, I'm here for the kids with some great Halloween costumes that will make for a 'spooktacular' Halloween."
Then a doorbell rings, and there's a boy dressed as a cowboy, who says "There's a snake in my boot," obviously marking him as Woody from Toy Story. Next up is a boy dressed as an astronaut who says "Houston, we have a problem!"
Colbert says -- "Oh, so this is your character from Apollo 13," to which Hanks indignantly replies, "No, Stephen, she's a girl!"
When the doorbell rings again, it's a bearded, shirtless boy holding a FedEx package and a "Wilson" bucket (a nod to Hanks' Castaway character). At this point, Colbert announces: "If you want to talk about your movie career..."
"Stephen, my movie career speaks for itself -- and is available on DVD and Blu-ray! It makes a great sugar-free alternative to Halloween candy, which is so important," Hanks said, turning directly to the camera with several of his DVDs in hand, "what with America's childhood obesity epidemic."
The bit continues as four boys dressed as Hanks' Cloud Atlas characters show up at the door. "Who wants a DVD?" Hanks asks the boys.
Finally, Hanks explains that he has to promote himself because "that punk Joseph Gordon-Levitt nipping at [his] heels." He then begs for one more chance, and a little soldier shows up at the door in a World War II costume, which Hanks swears has nothing to do with Saving Private Ryan.
But the big surprise comes when Matt Damon, dressed up as Private Ryan, shows up at the door -- and he's not too pleased with his buddy.
"What is the deal, Hanks? You asked me to come down here! You said it was for charity!" Damon yelled. "I got better things to do, you know! I could be drunk right now in a movie theater, heckling Argo!"
Watch the entire hilarious sketch!