In the beloved 1988 classic film Big, Tom Hanks plays a 13-year-old boy who wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man after making a wish on Zoltar fortune telling machine. In 2016, Tom Hanks is a 60-year-old man, so in this sketch with Stephen Colbert, Hanks seeks out his old pal “Zoltar” to ask him to if — once again — he can make him 30 years old. Zolar is initially suspicious of the request, asking him, “But don’t you remember the heartwarming lesson you learned last time?” However Hanks reasons, “Yeah. I learned that being older isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. A lesson I’m constantly learning, every day, at my age.”
He’s got a point. What those of us who aren’t even all that terribly far from 30 would give to be 30 again. *cough* But Zoltar isn’t content with just a quarter as payment this time around, asking for Hanks’ enternal soul, which he says he already unfortunately sold it to raise money for That Thing You Do.
Eventually they settle on Hanks getting a screenplay to his eldest son Colin in exchange for turning back the clock. But even if Tom Hanks may never really be 30 again, at the very least he can still whip out his famous rap from Big just like a 13-year-old boy trapped inside the body of a 30-year-old man.