Photo courtesy NBC
Photo courtesy NBC

It’s the Great David S. Pumpkins, Charlie Brown! NBC has announced that the mysterious David S. Pumpkins project Tom Hanks teased recently isn’t merely a follow-up sketch on Saturday Night Live, but actually a standalone 30-minute animated Halloween special.

Flanked by his two skeleton dancers, played by sketch co-creators Mikey Day Bobby Moynihan (who left SNL after last season), Hanks’ David S. Pumpkins will show a girl and her brother the true meaning of Halloween. The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special also features a live-action intro from Hanks and special guest Peter Dinklage.


And do you want to know the coolest part? It’s happening on my birthday. That’s right, October 28 at 11:30pm. Thank you, Great David S. Pumpkins, I have become a believer. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go grab my blanket and wait in a pumpkin patch for a few weeks.

[Press Release]

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