Halloween just got a new trending costume, and it’s David S. Pumpkins, the inexplicable highlight of a haunted elevator ride. Pumpkins, as portrayed by Tom Hanks, made his smashing debut in a Saturday Night Live sketch, bedeviling riders Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett with his dancing skeletons and mirthful proclamation “I’m David Pumpkins!” While the ride promised 100 floors of fright, most of them turn out to be Pumpkins. The sketch has already been deemed a classic! Look I don’t get it either, but the world definitely needs a distraction or two, and like the man said, the most terrifying thing is the UNKNOWN.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.