Don't worry, David S. Pumpkins is involved
Correction appended: Oct. 31, 2016
Citizens of Louisville, Ky., were in for a spooky surprise Monday morning when they flipped on the local news. WDRB’s weatherman, Jude Redfield, went all out for Halloween by making full use of the green screen behind him.
Redfield presented himself as many of the holiday’s most frightful tropes: a floating, disembodied head named “Beheadfield,” a dancing skeleton nicknamed “Bones Redfield (an annual appearance) and—in a more literal approach to scary skies—as a man with his head in clouds of “thunder snow.” (Meteorology jokes!)
And then he unveiled his version of David S. Pumpkins. Pumpkins, if you’ll recall, is a viral Tom Hanks character that debuted recently on a Saturday Night Live sketch. Redfield’s take on the now-iconic Halloween character even got an assist from a boogie-ing coworker as the funky Pumpkins music played in the background.
“$59.99, bought it online. I know you’re jealous,” Redfield boasts about his pumpkin-printed suit and tie combo. “This is not the exact replica, but close enough… Any questions?” A true professional, Redfield then segued seamlessly into delivering the forecast for the Kentucky area.
Correction: The headline in the original version of this story misidentified the state where Redfield works. It is Kentucky.