Katie Holmes as the pumpkin. Josh Radnor as the squash. (Only kidding, Josh Radnor.)
Katie Holmes as the pumpkin. Josh Radnor as the squash. (Only kidding, Josh Radnor.) Monty Brinton/CBS
Long ago, How I Met Your Mother told the tale of the so-called "Slutty Pumpkin." (I do not like the word "slutty" in just about any capacity; it's what they called her on the show.) You see, one Halloween, Ted (Josh Radnor) met this comely squash (or squash-like plant — seriously, I'm not a botanist), and he thought she was wonderful, so he returned to the rooftop party every year to see if he could find her. Of course, he assumed that she would come dressed as a pumpkin again, and he kept coming back dressed as a hanging chad.
Now, we're going to meet the Slutty Pumpkin on the Halloween episode. And because this hasn't been a weird enough story yet, she's going to be played by Katie Holmes. CBS has now released photos of Ms. Holmes (the other one) playing the pumpkin, and naturally, we rushed to share them with you.
Between this and her upcoming appearance as Adam Sandler's put-upon significant other in the terrible-looking drag comedy Jack And Jill, it's safe to say that while she may not be ready for her Oscar, she is certainly going to win the Whatty Award for Outstanding Achievement In You're Going To Be In What?