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And in timely, sharp BuzzFeed fashion, the pop-up character has been edited into classic horror films like Halloween, The Ring, and Scream.
For the uninitiated, Mr. Pumpkins is accompanied at all times by two breakdancing skeletons and a righteously funky soundtrack. He wears a finely tailored suit adorned with pumpkins, and a streak of gray accents his Bride-of-Frankenstein hair.It's funny sure, but it also struck a nerve because America has been deprived of a memorable SNL character since Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg departed the show. Too bad Hanks isn't on the cast.