Published: Thu, December 05, 2019

Even Mister Rogers thought farts were amusing

Even Mister Rogers thought farts were amusing

There was a viral moment on Jeopardy last week when contestants could not figure out who Tom Hanks was and now he's reacting to the clip.

"You are kidding me!"

"What was the name of the category?"

Hanks went on to say that the competitors could have suggested actors like Woody Harrelson or Mahershala Ali, jokingly adding: "What was the name of the category?" Bad Casting for $1,000, Alex?' "They couldn't make anything out", he then joked about his appearance.

As footage of Hanks in character as Mister Rogers was displayed on the screen, host Alex Trebek said: "In 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, ' beloved children's TV show host Mr. Rogers is played by this beloved actor".


Hanks explained that the shot A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in the same Pittsburgh studio where Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was filmed, and walking through there in the red sweater and blue shoes was a unique experience.

On the November 18 "Jeopardy!" episode, contestant Beverly picked the "Biopic" category and the competitors were then shown a video clip of Hanks as Mister Rogers. Trebek was met with blank stares and silence.

The contestants - Andrew, Beverly, and Kevin - paused and Beverly buzzed in, but she was too late. Hanks responded. "You are kidding me?" When dressing up as Mister Rogers, Hanks claims the crew members were shocked by the way he looked.

Regarding what Tom learned from portraying the iconic television show host, Mr. Hanks stated that he learned it was very important to listen to other people rather than talk.

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received rave reviews.

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