An emotional Tom Hanks told a humorous story at Michael Clarke Duncan's memorial service in Hollywood on Monday.
In the video, which was posted on CNN's YouTube channel Sept. 10, Hanks relates an anecdote from Duncan's adolescence that the "Green Mile" actor once told him, impersonating the deep voice of the 6-foot-5-inch, 300-pound Academy Award nominee.
In a nutshell, the young Duncan had gone out to join a gang on Chicago's South Side, but his mother wouldn't have it. She came at him with a frying pan and forced Duncan to renounce his new peers.
"If it wasn't for that mama and the frying pan with a pork chop, we would not be here today celebrating the life of Michael Clarke Duncan," Hanks said.