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It's impossible to predict what's going to be a hit and what's not on Saturday Night Live, and I doubt anyone at the show knew how the world would react to David S. Pumpkins. What could have just been a silly one-off character became a viral sensation overnight and SNL found another big hit on their hands in a season that saw quite a few. Because nothing good ever just happens once on SNL, David S. Pumpkins is likely coming back and Tom Hanks is teasing that it might be happening very soon.
The return of David S. Pumpkins could be happening very soon. Tom Hanks, who brought the character to life when he hosted the Halloween episode last season, teased the news himself on Twitter. Hanks posted a picture of what seems to be a new Pumpkins sketch. The actor only reveals a small portion of the opening of the sketch, which is titled "The David S. Pumpkins Song." The sketch finds the enigmatic pumpkin-themed figure magically making pumpkins dance a la The Sorcerer's Apprentice and saying "who am I?" We're guessing this is a filmed segment of SNL and it's unclear what episode of the new season it will be featured in.
Honestly, this is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have the return of a beloved character who was unpredictably funny and full of energy. On the other, SNL has a tendency of running what works into the ground. For instance, as hilarious as Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer sketches were, they were essentially the same thing each time and they were in danger of wearing out their welcome toward the end. Plus, David S. Pumpkins is lightning in a bottle. It's a difficult thing to replicate.
Still though, there's an undeniable joy around David S. Pumpkins, so who can blame SNL for wanting to dig deeper into the well? The character dominated social media and earned Tom Hanks an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. We'd be crazy not to post a Pumpkins video, so let's change it up and share the video of his second appearance as the rapper David S. Pimpkins.