Since Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen departed to play a Ghostbuster, Alpha 5, and “David Byrne,” respectively, SNL has become far less reliant on recurring characters. There hasn’t even been a “Californians” since 2013. That’s not to say the sketch series hasn’t introduced indelible characters — they just haven’t been creatively drained yet. Space Pants and Kevin Roberts are two of my favorite things to happen on any show this year, but I never want to see them again. Same with the instantly legendary David Pumpkins, excuse me, David S. Pumpkins. You don’t mess with perfection.
Tom Hanks has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three more, but when America’s Dad eventually dies, his tombstone should read, “Here Lies Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do! Star and David S. Pumpkins.” The sketch is beautiful in its absurdity — a couple go on a haunted elevator ride, where 73 of the 100 floors are dedicated to a confusing Halloween character (played by an unblinking Hanks) and his two B-boy skeletons. Any questions? Actually, I have one: Where can I find a David S. Pumpkins costume?
Unfortunately, it’s already too late.
What time do you think it was when Streeter Seidell, Mikey Day, and Bobby Moynihan, who wrote “Haunted Elevator,” searched for pumpkin suits on Google? And how quickly did they ask Lorne Michaels for $100, plus shipping, to buy one? Unfortunately, the sketch became so popular so quickly that it’s gone now, although you can still find close imitators. If you hurry, though, you can get your Kevin Roberts costume in time for Halloween.
Can a bitch get three-day shipping?
(Via Spirit Halloween)