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David S. Pumpkins makes every horror movie better

From 'The Ring' to 'Scream,' everything's better with Tom Hanks' 'SNL' character.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Oct 28, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:03 pm CDT

Tom Hanks‘ “David S. Pumpkins” character arrived via breakout Saturday Night Live sketch last week, just in time to own the Halloween season. 

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.

H/T Entertainment Weekly

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2016, 11:11 am CDT