When you have Tom Hanks on your live talk show, you figure it's probably safe not to use a delay in case he happens to drop an F-bomb. Well, Good Morning America is learning the hard way that that might not be the case. In fact, Hanks proved it wasn't this morning when he accidentally let an F-Bomb slip. Watch it ahead!
Tom Hanks appeared on Good Morning America this morning to promote the upcoming Cloud Atlas, when the subject of accents came up. Elizabeth Vargas asked him to do a demonstration of one of the characters' accents. Hanks mentioned something about it involving a lot of swearing. Then he did the accent and out came the F-word. It's clear right away that it was a slip, and a bit of humorous awkwardness ensued.
Here's the video (via People).
Hanks seemed a little embarrassed by it and even apologized to the younger viewers…
"Man oh man, I'm sorry. I have never done that before. I want to apologize to the kids in America that are watching this right now, and let me say next time on the show there will be a seven-second delay."
After reacting in surprise, Vargas seemed determined to move on right away, but I think Hanks handled the situation really well. His apologies seemed sincere but he also kept the mood light and made a few jokes about it, even blaming the staff for giving him his own microphone. Lesson learned, Good Morning America. Use a 7-second delay when Hanks is in the building. I think I love Tom Hanks just a little bit more today.