The Most Brutal Reactions to 'SNL's David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

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When Tom Hanks first appeared on Saturday Night Live as David S. Pumpkins (opens in new tab), way back in October 2016, the character seemed to resonate with people worldwide. His additional appearances on SNL throughout last season were also beloved (probably).

So last night, in honor of Halloween 2017, SNL brought Pumpkins back in his very own Halloween special (opens in new tab). And opinions were... mixed. While a fair few purveyors of Pumpkins enjoyed the special episode dedicated to SNL's very own "Halloween Santa", there was a LOT of criticism. Here are the most brutal social media reviews so far:

1. Am I the only one?

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2. When you just don't get it...

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3. Would a David S. Pumpkins movie be so awful?

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4. Can you ever have too much? Apparently.

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5. Needs more Hanks.

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6. Hopes were dashed.

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But, whatever. You can't please everyone. In my humble opinion, Tom Hanks is timeless.

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Amy Mackelden
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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.