How I Met Your Mother: Here's Your First Look at Katie Holmes as the Fabled Slutty Pumpkin (PHOTOS)

At last, one of How I Met Your Mother's great mysteries—the identity of the fabled “Slutty Pumpkin”—will reveal itself to patient fans. Mrs. Kate Holmes-Cruise plays the character, who left Ted hanging (literally, considering he was dressed as a “hanging chad”) way back in the show’s first season. Ted first met the mystery squash in 2001, the story goes, back when hanging chads were still a thing—but Ted lost her phone number. And so every Halloween, he wears the same costume, hoping that the promiscuously gourd-ish woman of his dreams will return to the spot of their first meeting, and the two will live on in blissful harmony.

So feast your eyes! Here, at last, is the Slutty Pumpkin, replete with “strategically carved” costume. And, well, she definitely does not look slutty. How could anyone wearing an orange sack look slutty? Maybe if her boobs were sticking out through the holes? Why do I get the feeling a certain Mr. Holmes-Cruise stood in on the wardrobe fittings, shouting, “Can’t you let that pumpkin out a little? It’s so clingy!”


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Happy Sluttyween, everyone! What do you think of the decision to cast Suri's Mom for the role?

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Oct 17, 2011
Ugh.....was there absolutely nobody else?
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Oct 17, 2011
So... is that their mother, or what?
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Oct 16, 2011
not slutty enough
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Oct 16, 2011
Yup, I can see the T-shirts already. Get some slutty pumpkin pie!!
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Oct 16, 2011
will ted ever stop shopping for clothes at The Gap? come on! he's an architect. he's should have the best sense of style of all his friends.
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Oct 16, 2011
he, -unfortunately or fortunately, that is open to discussion- isn't that kind of an architect:) he is sort of nerdy, dorky which makes him very sweet and cuddly; Barney had that same argument years back (in the 1st or 2nd season maybe?) but could not change him:)
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Oct 16, 2011
I'm so disappointed.
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Oct 16, 2011
i guess this episode is brought you by Tom Cruise
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Oct 15, 2011
i can;t wait to see katie holmes as the slutty pumpkin!!! and how is she too young? she;s older than the actors who play both marshall and robin
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Oct 15, 2011
HIMYM Delivers again. Can't wait!
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Oct 15, 2011
How I met Your Mother is Legen.......... wait for it........ DARY!
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Oct 15, 2011
awesome...cant wait

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Oct 15, 2011
can't wait
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Oct 15, 2011
I was surprised as well. When I first saw the photo I was wondering why they de-aged her. Or maybe that it was one of her earlier works.
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Oct 15, 2011
Yeah she does look kind of young, and I don't remember the pumpkin being that unslutty. I just hope the episode is good and does justice to what was definitely a great vignette from the show's golden days.
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Oct 15, 2011
Love it Can't wait
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Oct 15, 2011
Katie Holmes.... ugh!
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Oct 15, 2011
maybe it's just the picture, but she still looks like she's 12 years old
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Oct 15, 2011
I love it that they reveal the slutty pumpkin's identity, I just don't think I can believe Katie Holmes would *ever* be one...
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Oct 15, 2011
Love it! Can't wait;)
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