What actor played meme-worthy “Saturday Night Live” character David S. Pumpkins?
On the Oct. 22, 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live,Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks appeared in the Halloween-themed sketch Haunted Elevator.Hanks, dressed in a pumpkin-printed suit and flanked by two dancing skeletons, performed for a couple navigating 100 floors of frights,73 of which featured Hanks as David S. Pumpkins. SNLs Bobby Moynihan developed the off-the-wall sketch with fellow cast member Mikey Day and writer Streeter Seidell. Me and Mikey wanted to try doing something together for the Halloween show. We thought it would be fun to do some kind of spooky scene, and at 5 a.m. we just started writing this crazy thing,Moynihan told Salon. ANY QUESTIONS? Sources: The Atlantic, Salon.
Hanks’ next endeavor, released on May 15, 2009, was a film adaptation of Angels & Demons, based on the novel of the same name by Dan Brown. Its April 11, 2007, announcement revealed that Hanks would reprise his role as Robert Langdon, and that he would reportedly receive the highest salary ever for an actor. The following day he made his 10th appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, impersonating himself for the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch. Hanks produced the Spike Jonze film Where The Wild Things Are, based on the children’s book by Maurice Sendak in 2009