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There's No 'P' in Tom Hanks
March 7, 2007 6:00 AM   Subscribe

Now that I think about it, there *is* a pee scene in just about every Tom Hanks film I've watched. This quiz reminded me of that (even though I missed two). And when Madonna says "That was some good peeing," well, it must mean something.
posted by Oriole Adams (44 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Tom Hanks, urine trouble now!
posted by Balisong at 6:06 AM on March 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Guess: Tom Hanks had a peeing bit in his standup act when he was funnya comedian.
posted by DU at 6:11 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10. I was hoping for a Turner and Hooch reference. You didn't think they would get along, but then it turned out they couldn't live without each other.
posted by billysumday at 6:12 AM on March 7, 2007


8/10 - I know the peeing thing was played up in Bosom Buddies.
posted by DragonBoy at 6:21 AM on March 7, 2007


He talks about the "poop chute" in Punchline.

...But that's #2.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:23 AM on March 7, 2007


I'm a' peeing, European, we're all a' peeing.
posted by three blind mice at 6:26 AM on March 7, 2007


Start you a website
posted by saraswati at 6:28 AM on March 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


10/10.
posted by contessa at 6:46 AM on March 7, 2007


This quiz has been taken 1312 times with an average score of 82%

Damn, people sure do know their Tom Hanks movies!

I got a measly 70%
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:48 AM on March 7, 2007


I got 10/10. But I like Tom Hanks. And peeing. I like Tom Hanks peeing.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:55 AM on March 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


10/10, but I saw the 82% footnote also. Which two are people confusing? They make the quiz a sort of no-brainer with references to Houston, Darryl Hannah, etc. in each one.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:57 AM on March 7, 2007


[Insert Wii joke here]
posted by mike3k at 6:59 AM on March 7, 2007


Note that he did not pee in Big, although the title itself may just be bragging.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:02 AM on March 7, 2007


Terminal Verbosity: "10/10, but I saw the 82% footnote also. Which two are people confusing? They make the quiz a sort of no-brainer with references to Houston, Darryl Hannah, etc. in each one."

I got A League of Their Own and Saving Private Ryan mixed up. The "victory" reference could have gone either way, and I don't know either of those movies very well at all.
posted by Plutor at 7:04 AM on March 7, 2007


I remember the pee scene in The Green Mile. I was so impressed that Tom Hanks could have a hideous urinary tract infection cured simply by being groped by a prisoner that when I have suffered similar ailments I have always gone to the local prison and offered up my genitalia to any prisoner who thinks they can help. It hasn't cured my infection yet, but it's done wonders for my social life.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:07 AM on March 7, 2007 [5 favorites]


They make the quiz a sort of no-brainer with references to Houston, Darryl Hannah, etc. in each one.

Seriously. I've seen three of these movies and got 100%.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 7:12 AM on March 7, 2007


You've clearly seen the ones that didn't have the obvious clues in, then.
posted by chrismear at 7:15 AM on March 7, 2007


Same as Plutor.
posted by cavalier at 7:17 AM on March 7, 2007


Oh c'mon chrismear... maybe he's just a Tom-Hanks-peeing savant.

10/10 here. For whatever that's worth. Which is nothing.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:19 AM on March 7, 2007


It figures the first of these MetaFilter quiz posts I'd ever ace would be one about Tom Hanks peeing in the movies. 10/10 but no pride.
posted by cgc373 at 7:24 AM on March 7, 2007


Metafilter: 10/10 but no pride
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:28 AM on March 7, 2007


Note that he did not pee in Big, although the title itself may just be bragging.

Are you sure about that? I have a vague recollection of him looking down and gasping/marvelling at his own cock. But I don't recall if he was peeing at the time.
posted by psmealey at 7:54 AM on March 7, 2007


5/10. Obviously, I am the biggest Tom Hanks peeing ignoramus on MetaFilter.
posted by trip and a half at 7:55 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10, nothing to be pissed off about. Love his movies.
psmealey, it was a quick 'pee'k and he did seem impressed, but no pee otherwise.
posted by nickyskye at 8:03 AM on March 7, 2007


5/10
posted by wfc123 at 8:16 AM on March 7, 2007


"I have a vague recollection of him looking down and gasping/marvelling at his own cock. But I don't recall if he was peeing at the time."

He walked into the bathroom to get ready for school and caught his "grown-up" reflection in the mirror. Then, as any normal boy would, the first thing he did was check his package.

I'd guess he was intending to pee, but it never actually occurred.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:25 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10, but not that impressive...way too descriptive clues.
posted by Shfishp at 8:26 AM on March 7, 2007


So, we can add to the list of actor/director trademarks:
Alfred Hitchcock: makes brief, silent appearance
John Landis: "Girl From Ipanema" music, "See You Next Wednesday" line
Mike Myers: appears nude
Wes Anderson: character(s) appear underwater
Tom Hanks: urinates
posted by fandango_matt at 8:49 AM on March 7, 2007


I'd guess he was intending to pee, but it never actually occurred.

Smart move. No sense getting typecast that early in your career.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:50 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10, and I've only seen three of the movies.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:14 AM on March 7, 2007


I don't remember Hanks peeing in Saving Private Ryan -- don't remember anybody peeing, actually. In fact, the only war movie where I remember anybody peeing was Das Boot, where it underscored how quiet you have to be when destroyers are trying to depth-charge you.
posted by pax digita at 9:20 AM on March 7, 2007


Well, I'm drained.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:26 AM on March 7, 2007


Well, I'm drained.

It's Not Raining Florence Henderson?
posted by phatkitten at 9:38 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10 The only scene I actually remembered from any of the movies was the one from The Terminal.
posted by brundlefly at 9:43 AM on March 7, 2007


Well, there might be a dribble spot of Florence Henderson on my fly. But I'm not sayin'.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:44 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10.

Half the answers were immediately adjacent to their clues.
posted by o2b at 10:11 AM on March 7, 2007


They forgot the bathroom scene in the beginning of "The DaVinci Code"...
posted by sweetwildandmad at 10:28 AM on March 7, 2007


10/10 and I'm sure I remember him peeing in Joe vs. the Volcano.
posted by autodidact at 10:51 AM on March 7, 2007


Assembling all these clips together and putting them on YouTube would be a lot funnier.
posted by Potsy at 1:29 PM on March 7, 2007


I should put together a similar quiz about Shelley Winters death scenes. Seriously, her character dies in like 90% of her movies, usually in quite spectacular fashion.
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:32 PM on March 7, 2007


Wasn't he in a film with John Candy where they are in the Pea-ce Corps? The Candy character is going on and on about Roman urinal designs. Volunteers maybe?
posted by Freedomboy at 2:45 PM on March 7, 2007


10/10, and I've never seen three of those movies. Clues make it too easy.
posted by krash2fast at 6:40 PM on March 7, 2007


10/10. Haven't seen two of them. Can't remember a thing about 3 others. What krash2fast said.
posted by dreamsign at 12:09 AM on March 8, 2007


Dragnet, as always, throws a wrench into everything. Everything.
posted by Dreama at 2:55 AM on March 8, 2007


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