Colin Hanks Just Trolled His Dad On His Birthday With A Photo That Most Definitely Is Not His Dad, And Twitter Is LOLing
Tom Hanks turned 63 on July 9th. What better way to say "Happy Birthday" than with a little trolling-with-love from his son, Colin?
The mischievous scion did what any good son does to wish his famous father the very best. Who sends cards anymore? This is 2019, and any celebratory shout outs are done on Twitter.
"Wanna wish a Happy 63rd Birthday to my dad!!!" tweeted Colin.
"He's a good man with a great sense of humor. Love ya Pops!"
When it comes to said "sense of humor," the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
The 41-year-old actor from CBS's Life In Pieces shared a picture honoring his famous dad from Forrest Gump (1994) and Cast Away (2000).
Except it wasn't his dad.
Wanna wish a Happy 63rd Birthday to my dad!!! He's a good man with a great sense of humor. Love ya Pops!… https://t.co/QHlQEMMnKs— Colin Hanks (@Colin Hanks) 1562684568.0
Nope, the man in the photo is none other than that other Hollywood icon, Michael Keaton, star of Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2016).
Twitter couldn't help but play along with Colin's wacky ruse.
@ColinHanks Happy birthday, Bill Murray!— Harry Pujols (@Harry Pujols) 1562685657.0
@ColinHanks A true legend! https://t.co/If9BzUk4Qg— Chris Reddy (@Chris Reddy) 1562684941.0
@ColinHanks For you, buddy. https://t.co/6l01aeSibl— Duncan Jones (@Duncan Jones) 1562686344.0
One user brought Hanks's former Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari into the parental swapping joke.
@ColinHanks @bader_diedrich Love his early work! https://t.co/k0M1GFiiMB— Alina Atash (@Alina Atash) 1562691321.0
Will Colin's real dad please stand up?
@ColinHanks Your dad is Val Kilmer?!— Entitled Willennial (@Entitled Willennial) 1562684787.0
@WpHirsch @ColinHanks Dude that's Adam West, get your Batmans right.— Pastor Galen (@Pastor Galen) 1562687102.0
Colin's tweet led Twitter on a glitch-fest.
@ColinHanks https://t.co/QnAdPjh1ng— Mandy Cassidy (@Mandy Cassidy) 1562692226.0
@ColinHanks Field of Dreams was amazing.— Warren Cronin (@Warren Cronin) 1562684975.0
@ColinHanks @ThijsWhoa Congrats to tour dad!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🎉🎉 https://t.co/6r1h7qXiHC— Heleen (@Heleen) 1562685952.0
@ColinHanks This is what happens when you leave it up to Google for family pictures.— Introverted Social Butterfly 🦋 (@Introverted Social Butterfly 🦋) 1562684815.0
The identity mismatch is an ongoing prank between father and son, where only the son is the active participant.
It started in 2016 when Colin posted a picture of Keaton from 1982's Night Shift to wish his dad Happy Father's Day.
Colin repeated the gag in 2018 on Father's Day with a picture of Keaton in Mr. Mom (1983).
"Happy Fathers Day to all the dad's out there," wrote Colin.
"But a special Happy Fathers Day to the man I call Pops, @tomhanks. Shown here in a picture from his younger days."
For this year's Father's Day, Colin posted a picture of Michael Keaton as auto industry employee Hunt Stevenson from the 1986 comedy Gung Ho.
He sang his "dad's" praises with this caption:
"Happy Fathers Day, to all the dads out there but specifically to my dad. He's a good man and always lead by example."
"Like that time he rallied the guys to try and make that 15,000 cars per month quota to impress the big wigs at Assan Motors."
"He lead by example and gave his all. Of course, they didn't make the quota but it was the effort that counts! Way to go Dad!"
Michael Keaton, who is not related to the Hanks', will turn 68 on September 5.
Tom Hanks, as you probably know, is the voice of Woody the toy cowboy in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise.
For most of us millennials, Toy Story spans a significant part of our lives, with the first film coming out in 1995 and the most recent installment of the series due out on Friday, June 21st.
There are a lot of millennial feels tied up in Toy Story.
Understandably, some millennials have Toy Story inspired tattoos.
told my girlfriend that I was going to get a toy story tattoo 😂 https://t.co/I18U3ieWAp— Josh (@Josh) 1558167072.0
Toy Story 2 is trending for some reason but I 100% support it so here's my Pizza Planet tattoo as my contribution https://t.co/6BwBF6o1ad— 🌟Lindsey🌟 (@🌟Lindsey🌟) 1557984256.0
Well, one fan was really excited about Toy Story and decided to get Woody tattooed on his lower chest and upper stomach.
And Tom Hanks just happened to come across this man, and to take a selfie with him.
Well, howdy partner! Where’s Buzz? Hanx https://t.co/sY4jjMJslT— Tom Hanks (@Tom Hanks) 1558614100.0
Tom Hanks looks wildly perplexed by this selfie with a stranger's torso he's taking.
And Tom Hanks' Twitter followers are understandably as perplexed.
@tomhanks https://t.co/2DwyYpvUgi— Nick Deal (@Nick Deal) 1558620082.0
@tomhanks Buzz might be on the Butt area https://t.co/D2ZH3znpLA— Danielle Johnson (@Danielle Johnson) 1558614182.0
@tomhanks That man looks straight out of West Virginia— Sports Coke (@Sports Coke) 1558614326.0
@tomhanks A "Woody" on a man's stomach is both flattering and disturbing?— Tricky Noob (@Tricky Noob) 1558614208.0
@tomhanks 😳Oh my— Patti Littley (@Patti Littley) 1558614357.0
How would you react if you met somebody who had the face of something that was so personal to you tattooed on a really weird part of their body?
Our guess is that you'd be making that face too.
@tomhanks https://t.co/GSJoCB35qw— Jon Bailey (@Jon Bailey) 1558651361.0
@tomhanks I see you're in Florida.— Jake Scott 🐇 (@Jake Scott 🐇) 1558621400.0
@tomhanks He has a woody on his chest lol I bet the guys love him— Stainz (@Stainz) 1558614994.0
@tomhanks I hope his name's Andy or thats just weird 😂— Wesley (@Wesley) 1558646373.0
@tomhanks I wonder How did he approach you? "LOOK!! -Raises his t-shirt and wiggles.his belly- 😅— ♥ Candy ♥ (@♥ Candy ♥) 1558622775.0
@tomhanks Omg your facial expression 😂— Mandy (@Mandy) 1558616693.0
Tom Hanks is returning for Toy Story 4, which, according to both Tim Allen (who voices Buzz Lightyear) and Hanks is "emotional" and "tough," which is CRAZY because have you SEEN Toy Story 3?!
Toy Story 3 (Ending Scene) So Long, Partner www.youtube.com
June 21st, bring the tissues.
Leave your weird stomach tattoos elsewhere.
The internet has been eagerly awaiting any news of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the biopic based on the life of one Mr. Fred Rogers. Mr. Rogers helped to shape the way many Americans learned about the world as children.
He encouraged loving one another and treating everyone with respect and, unlike many others at the time, this included loving those society discriminated against.
Tom Hanks portrays Rogers in the film, which is due to release on November 22nd of this year.
Fans haven't gotten much of a look at the film, as there is still no trailer, but the studio has released a couple of photos of Hanks in character.
In honor of what would have been Mr. Rogers' 91st birthday, another photo of Hanks has been released.
The photo shows what will be a familiar scene to anyone who grew up watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Rogers changing his shoes upon entering the house at the start of the show. Rogers always changed out of his jacket and dress shoes, and into a cardigan and tennis shoes, at the start of every episode.
There were quite a few tears shed over the photo.
@RottenTomatoes @Holly_Homa https://t.co/1eee3rP3QJ— Rebecca Amiss Author|South of Home: Fall 2022 (@Rebecca Amiss Author|South of Home: Fall 2022) 1553116271
Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers! How has our favorite neighbor inspired you to spread kindness? See Tom Hanks as Mist… https://t.co/G5ggJaSqYb— Sony Pictures (@Sony Pictures) 1553097605
New photo of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers will give you all the feels https://t.co/oqH3Xbj60R— TODAY (@TODAY) 1553119835
Hanks being cast in the role was a popular subject as well.
@AlexSteinman Does the casting get much better? Answer: Nope.— Jameson Brown (@Jameson Brown) 1553098576
@MRNarchive @JoshuaGiraffe50 He looks just like him!— Zainab (@Zainab) 1553137177
Many are eagerly awaiting November 22nd!
Perfection. Definitely can't wait to see this https://t.co/fAXcm3gM3n— Unkoo Nick (@Unkoo Nick) 1553118431
If anyone is feeling extra nostalgic and wants to revisit one of their childhood favorites, MisterRogers.org posts 5 episodes every other Monday for viewers to stream from their website.
Or treat yourself (and your children) to the entire series.
Fred Rogers spent his life encouraging children to treat each other with love and courtesy, and taught valuable life skills through his television program. There are few Americans who don't cherish their memories of their beloved neighbor.