Last year Saturday Night Live had a sketch with Tom Hanks called “The Haunted Elevator.” It aired on October 22, 2016 and quickly went viral–it currently has almost 9 million views. Hanks played an amusing character named David S. Pumpkins. He along with his skeleton sidekicks (played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan) kept randomly appearing on different floors with music and interesting dance moves. Because, as we know, David S. Pumpkins is “His own thing.”
Due to the popularity of the sketch, NBC is giving David S. Pumpkins and his skeleton friends their own half hour, holiday special. Hanks will return to voice David along with Peter Dinklage, sketch creators Mikey Day, Bobby Moynihan and SNL writer Streeter Seidell. Lorne Michaels is the Executive Producer and Bento Box Entertainment has created the animation for the special.
The premise of the special will take place in a small suburban town on Halloween. There David Pumpkins and his skeleton friends will show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, while “answering none of their questions along the way.” That sounds about right.
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.
The 30 minute special will air on NBC, October 28, at 11:30 p.m. ET / PT.
Here’s the original SNL sketch in case you missed it.