Dec. 26, 2012 at 7:47 AM ET
Colin Hanks makes a convincing Jimmy Stewart, minus the whole murderous rage punch thing.
(Warning: Video has mild violence and language.)
In a special edition of the weekly live action YouTube comic "Puddin' Strip," Hanks plays Stewart's George Bailey in a send up of a climactic scene in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Set in an office lunch room -- like all the Puddin' Strip videos -- Hanks-as-Bailey argues for the office's workers to rise up against the corrupt Mr. Potter, who is trying to purchase the Savings and Loan building in town.
Among those listening are Patton Oswalt and Weird Al Yankovic, though the action is driven by a particularly shrill woman who needs some cash, quick. Her incessant yelping doesn't really end up working out in her favor, unfortunately.
This is definitely a 21st century take on an old favorite.
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