I admit it: I’m one of those guys who has always watched ‘Saturday Night Live.’  Every time a cast member leaves and the  show is deemed irrelevant, I roll my eyes; every time a recurring sketch gets hammered into the ground because audiences love it, I’m all-in.  I lived through Hans and Franz, through the Bees, through the strange non-Lorne Michaels seasons feature the likes of Gilbert Gottfried and Joe Piscopo.  I still snort every time I think about the savage parody of wall-to-wall media coverage nonsense that was the assassination of Buckwheat, and yet I’m still conflicted about David Pumpkins.  Is it Tom Hanks that makes it work?  Is it the gleeful bucking of horror tropes?  Is it the suit?  It’s the suit, isn’t it?  No matter what you think about David S. Pumpkins (or even if you don’t think about him at all), it leads us to today’s exquisitely tailored query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds Faithful Spoilerites that Mango ended, as did The Ladies’ Man and Randy Quaid’s tenure, asking: Do YOU understand why someone would go all-in on David S. Pumpkins?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I have no idea who that is. I probably haven’t seen a single full episode of Saturday Night Live show in my life. Wrong continent and not much of a variety show guy.

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