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Tom Hanks appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 23, 2012. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Tom Hanks recites a slam poem about 'Full House' - See video

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10/24/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Tom Hanks made a memorable appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday, October 23.

The actor performed a slam poem about the late 1980s / 1990s sitcom "Full House" while donning a black turtle neck sweater. A mustachioed Hanks quoted the sitcom's catch phrases, referenced Kimmy Gibbler and the special guest appearance by the Beach Boys that happened during the show's run from 1987 to 1995.

Video of Hanks' performance can be viewed below.

Hanks appearance on the late night talk show was part of the press for his upcoming film "Cloud Atlas." Last week he made headlines for accidently dropping an expletive during his "Good Moring America" interview on October 19.

"Cloud Atlas" is based on a 2004 book by David Mitchell. It has six interconnected stories, including that of a journalist who investigates alleged corruption at a nuclear power plant in 1975 and a tribesman living a primitive life in a post-apocalyptic future.

"Cloud Atlas" is rated R by the MPAA for violence, language, sexuality, nudity and some drug use. Hanks' co-stars include the likes of Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving and Hugh Grant.The film was directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and his sister Lana Wachowski. Andy and Lana helmed the hit "Matrix" trilogy, which also starred Weaving.

"Cloud Atlas" hits theaters on October 26. See Tom Hanks' appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

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