It’s easy to forget that Tom Hanks started out on TV, dressing up like a woman to fool a hotel of ladies in “Bosom Buddies.” Now he’s closely associated with realistic war dramas, intense space dramas and talking to volleyballs. Oh, and Academy Awards. So it’s safe to say, he’s come a long way since the 80s.
However, Hanks will make his glorious return to sitcomdom on an upcoming episode of NBC’s “30 Rock.” There’s no information yet on who the Nicest Guy In The Universe will play in Tina Fey‘s much-lauded, much-ratings-challenged show – only that the star recently tweeted, “I’m on’30 Rock‘!” That seems to be a good indication that he will, indeed, be on “30 Rock.”
Since the show-within-a-show is “The Girlie Show,” maybe Hanks wants to return to his cross-dressing roots? But if his character was trying to pass as a chick, wouldn’t he be outed by such highly-observant, intellectual heavyweights like Tracy and Jenna? Yeah, I guess it could be the Susan B. Anthony Hotel all over again. (Hollywood Reporter)