GMA is no longer G-rated, thanks to Tom Hanks.
Asked by Good Morning America's Elizabeth Vargas to speak in the accent of one of the characters from his new movie Cloud Atlas, he obliged. With an f-bomb!
"Most of it is swear words," he warned, imitating, "I want people to f*%king …" before stopping himself, slapping his hand to his mouth in abject horror, and apologizing.
"Man oh man, I'm sorry," he said.
"I have never done that before. I want to apologize to the kids in America that are watching right now, and let me say next time on the show there will be a seven-second delay."
It's okay, Tom. Most of them are in school anyway, and it's not like there's any way they'll be able to look it up if they hear about ... you know what, forget it.
Vargas, stunned, also apologized on behalf of ABC.
"Once again, my apologies to the people of the United States of America," Hanks added.
No need, man. Really, no need.