The untold truth of David S. Pumpkins
If you're reading this right now, it can really only mean one thing: you're one of the millions of people who have fallen under the delightfully deranged spell of the Halloween season's newest, happiest, and above all dumbest mascot, David S. Pumpkins.
Making his first appearance on the October 22, 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live, Tom Hanks' David Pumpkins and his two B-Boy skeleton companions (played by two of the sketch's three writers, Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan) became immediate online sensations, inspiring thousands of tweets, a slew of memes, and generally delighted confusion. But what's the story behind this spooky, orange-suited Santa send-up? Who is he? Where did he come from? And can we count on Mr. Pumpkins to make a Halloween appearance every year? To get the answers you seek, let's take a peek into the writers' room at SNL and explore the untold truth of David S. Pumpkins.