The veteran Hollywood thespian appeared on a Saturday Night Live episode, which he hosted right from his home. "Hey all you cool cats and kittens", he said.
"Please, I'm a 78-year-old man living in Vermont".
"It is a unusual time to try and be amusing, but trying to be amusing is SNL's whole thing", he said, continuing on to explain the show's comics had all recorded skits to cobble together the first show since March 7. So we thought what the heck? "Let's give it a shot", he said. "At Home!" the announcer shouted before introducing, as the evening's host, actor and recently recovered COVID-19 patient Tom Hanks. "Ever since being diagnosed, I have been more like America's dad than ever before since no one wants to be around me very long, and I make people uncomfortable", Tom joked.
And his monologue was not one without a joke. He admitted that he was the first celebrity that left the world concerned about his diagnosis.
"They say the virus came from a sick bat", she said at another point. But turns out 36 is fine, turns out 38 is bad.
In March, Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were among the first celebrities to announce they had tested positive for the coronavirus. "Now my wife and I are - we're doing fine, we're doing great". We're hunkered down, like all of us should be.
"This is the first time I've worn anything other than sweatpants since March 11", Hanks quipped.
COVID-19 infects Farmington nursing home
As of Thursday, there were 24 COVID-19 cases in those facilities, but no deaths, the department said. Only 1 percent of fatalities in MA have been residents under age 50.
While series' veteran executive producer, Lorne Michaels, who also produces NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers, figured out a way to get those live shows back on the air, it seemed impossible that his large ensemble sketch comedy series could follow suit.
"Saturday Night Live" will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules.
"Saturday Night Live" emerged from the pandemic quarantine ashes with a fresh, if unconventional, episode Saturday night - including a cold opening "Zoom" montage with cast members phoning it in from their own kitchens and living rooms.
"You're gonna pee a little, every time you move", she said while jogging feebly. Will it be weird to see sketches without big sets and costumes? But that won't stop this machine from making you laugh.
And if you think you were shocked by Hanks being the host, take a look at son Colin Hanks' tweet.
"We are in this for the duration, and we will get through this together", said Hanks.