• Mon, Oct 17 2011

First Look: Katie Holmes As The Slutty Pumpkin On How I Met Your Mother‘s Halloween Episode

Is anyone else slightly disappointed now that we know what How I Met Your Mother‘s Slutty Pumpkin (played by Katie Holmes) looks like? Since HIMYM‘s first season, all Ted (Josh Radnor) could tell us about SP was that her costume had “strategically carved holes”; this looks like what you’d find in any Halloween store.

But these are just the promo pics, so hopefully the actual episode — airing on October 31 — will play around some more with the risque costume. After all, one of their recent episodes revolved around Lily’s (Alyson Hannigan) pregnancy boobs.

Lest you think this is a flashback to 2001, when Ted (dressed as a Hanging Chad ’cause he’s a dork) first crossed paths with the Slutty Pumpkin, it’s set in the present. He discovers that her name is Naomi, and introduces her to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders).

The episode is called “Perfect on Paper,” so Ted will probably come to realize that he and Naomi were never meant to be. The show seems to do that a lot when it comes to the character of Ted: He rekindles old relationships — with Laura Prepon, Ashley Williams, and now Katie — to see if one of these ladies could be The Mother. (They’re not.) It’s basically What’s Your Number?, but with a male protagonist and no preachiness about sex…

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