Washington (CNN) – Executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg and their wives joined President Barack Obama and his family at the White House movie theater Thursday for a private screening of their new HBO series, "The Pacific."
But before returning to Hollywood, the Oscar-winning Hanks took time to come by the White House Briefing Room to check on his coffee maker.
Back in 2004, when Hanks was visiting the White House with his family over the Memorial Day weekend, he was surprised to find working journalists toiling without the aid of a simple coffee pot. He had an espresso machine delivered a short time later, and the machine has remained in service ever since, despite an extensive briefing room renovation and a brand new administration.
Hanks, who did most of the talking during his press room stop, seemed pleased his gift was still delivering the caffeinated goods. But he also expressed disdain at its condition and lack of upkeep.
"You know you are supposed to clean this after every use," Hanks joked. "You are supposed to wipe that off. Look at the buildup there!"
The Hollywood heavyweight promised fawning press gathered around him a speedy delivery on a brand new model.
"Let me see what I can do for the poor slobs of the fourth estate," he said.