Tom Hanks revives David S. Pumpkins and can we have more please?


Nearly two dozen emcees appear in Saturday Night Live’s new hip-hop video, but only one is worth remembering. 

It’s David S. Pimpkins.

That’s right — as in David S. Pumpkins.

Pimpkins is the (super stereotypical) pimp alter ego of Pumpkins, the delightful Halloween boogeyman played by Tom Hanks.

Pumpkins first blessed us with his presence last fall as an exuberant, dance-happy creep in a haunted elevator ride. In the latest iteration, Hanks’ character totes firearms and dons an orange velour coat and hat. So, not exactly a work of creative genius, but still. He’s David Pumpkins, man! Read more…

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