"Any questions?!" Since he first appeared in the "Haunted Elevator" sketch on Saturday Night Live last fall, viewers have indeed had many questions about the bizarre and endearing Tom Hanks character (such as, what does the "S" stand for?). Perhaps some of those questions will be answered (or perhaps not, you can never tell with this character) on NBC's The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special. The half-hour animated show airs this Saturday night, but you can enter the house of David S. Pumpkins right now in a new promo video featuring that familiar funky music.

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special airs on Saturday, October 28th at 11:30pm ET (the SNL time slot) on NBC. Hanks will be joined in the voice cast by Peter Dinklage, Streeter Seidell, Mikey Day, and Bobby Moynihan (the lattermost two played Pumpkins' dancing skeleton sidekicks in the "Haunted Elevator" sketch).

You can view the new promo video below, as well as a previously released image from the special that shows off the special's festive animation style à la Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the David S. Pumpkins special and let us know what you think in the comments below. Now if only we can get a Kevin Roberts (Larry David) animated special for the holidays this winter...

Previous Press Release (via The Futon Critic): 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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