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Tom Hanks to star as 'ghoul of cool' in NBC's family-friendly 'The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special'


Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:30 pm
'Game of Thrones' star Peter Dinklage to also lend his voice in Oct. 28 half-hour animated special based on popular 'SNL' sketch
"Saturday Night Live" legend David S. Pumpkins is returning to NBC for a Halloween-themed animated half-hour special on Saturday, Oct. 28 (11:30 p.m. ET/PT). Any questions?
"The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special" is based on the successful "Haunted Elevator" sketch from the Oct. 22, 2016, "SNL" telecast that featured nine-time host Tom Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins, on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers - Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.
"It's scary how quickly the original 'SNL' sketch caught on, and we're thrilled that Tom Hanks is back to keep the fun going," said George Cheeks, president, business operations and late night programming, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television.
"The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special" will feature the voice of Hanks, who will also appear on camera at the beginning of the half-hour, as well as two-time Emmy Award-winning "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage. Sketch creators Day, Moynihan and Streeter Seidell will have voiceover roles, as well.
Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows' Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.

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