Hanks Makes A Splash On TV

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November 10, 2010 | 7:35am EST

Splash star Tom Hanks was left drenched during an appearance on TV on Tuesday night following a prank by host Conan O’brien.
The Hollywood actor sat down for a chat in the second episode of O’Brien’s new weekday talk show Conan, and the pair spent time admiring the digital backdrop which shows a fake ocean view.

The pair gasped in mock awe as animated whales began leaping out of the sea, with Hanks telling the presenter, “This is about the most beautiful and most realistic backdrop I’ve seen… Look at that beautiful water there… I think those are whales you can see right there… Look at that, those are humpback whales, Conan.”

And as a giant whale rose up at the front of the screen, viewers hearing a loud splashing sound as on-screen waves crashed upwards towards the star who was then soaked by a real jet of water.

Hanks was left open-mouthed as he wiped the water out of his eyes with his tie, exclaiming, “That was amazing!” while O’Brien laughed and joked, “You’ll never be back (on the show), will you”.

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