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[09/28/17 - 12:54 PM]
Tom Hanks to Star as the Ghoul of Cool in NBC's Family-Friendly "The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special"
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.

[via press release from NBC]

TOM HANKS TO STAR AS THE GHOUL OF COOL IN NBC'S FAMILY-FRIENDLY "THE DAVID S. PUMPKINS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL"

"Game of Thrones" Star Peter Dinklage to Also Lend His Voice in Oct. 28 Half-Hour Animated Special Based on Popular "SNL" Sketch

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Sept. 28, 2017 - "Saturday Night Live" legend David S. Pumpkins is returning to NBC for a Halloween-themed animated half-hour special on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Any questions?

"The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special" is based on the wildly successful "Haunted Elevator" sketch from the Oct. 22, 2016 "SNL" telecast that featured nine-time host Tom Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins, on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers - Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.

"It's scary how quickly the original 'SNL' sketch caught on, and we're thrilled that Tom Hanks is back to keep the fun going," said George Cheeks, President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television.

"The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special" will feature the voice of Hanks, who will also appear on camera at the beginning of the half-hour, as well as two-time Emmy Award-winning "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage. Sketch creators Day, Moynihan and Streeter Seidell will have voiceover roles as well.

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.

Bento Box Entertainment will provide the animation. Mikey Day, Streeter Seidell & Bobby Moynihan will write and produce. Lorne Michaels will executive produce.

"The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special" is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios.





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