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Tom Hanks was an absolute delight hosting SNL on Saturday night, with a show that was equal parts clever election coverage and a comforting hug from dad. In this cut Weekend Update bit that fortunately lives on in a dress rehearsal clip, Hanks milks his ability to sell corny material (like Forrest Gump! Buuuuuurn!) as a comedian friend Kyle Mooney's Bruce Chandling character.

The only person who rivals Hanks' Paul Cannon in spreading Halloween cheer is David S. Pumpkins himself.

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Plus, Papa Hanks has played a Jerry Seinfeld-y character on SNL before, making cheesy observations about French toast and French bread and French fries with Jon Lovitz and Damon Wayans way back in 1985.

In an alternate universe where Hanks wasn't also a remarkably talented dramatic actor, he could have been a great lame standup comedian.