When you’re Tom Hanks, you really don’t have to promote your own movies. You’re Tom Hanks! So when the two-time Oscar winner just randomly visited Stephen Colbert, he came to help the children. “I’m not here to talk about me or my movies… or my legacy as a living legend,” he told Colbert during a special segment titled, “Stephen Ghoulbert’s Spooky Time Halloween Fun Guide.” “I’m here for the kids, with some great inexpensive costumes that will make for a great spooktacular Halloween.”

Well, actually, some of Hanks’ costume suggestions seemed oddly familiar — a cowboy, an astronaut, a hairy Fed Ex employee — and Colbert called him out on his “cynical manipulation of innocent children to plug your movies.”

Plug, plug away, Mr. Hanks. Watch the clip below until the very end, or you’ll miss a very special guest — who would rather be drunk, in a movie theater, heckling Argo.

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