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Katie Holmes will play the Slutty Pumpkin!

Katie Holmes will play the Slutty Pumpkin!
September 22, 2011 JEREMY FEIST

Fans of How I Met Your Mother should be familiar with the Slutty Pumpkin, a mythical being that Josh Radnor‘s Ted Mosby nearly banged one fateful Halloween long ago. Well after years of putting the character on the back burner, she’ll be making her return, and this time she’ll be played by Katie Holmes, which means you can pretty much cross off that lead because there’s no way producers will willingly fork over the dough to keep her thetan-free ass on the show for an extended period of time. Us Weekly reports:

Co-creator Craig Thomas told the site, after finally casting a role “literally six seasons in the making,” he is thrilled with his pick. “Katie is a lovely and talented actress,” he says of the star, who has daughter Suri Cruise with husband Tom. “Which is why we’ve saved for her perhaps the most classily named character in our show’s history.” The CBS comedy has also featured guest spots by Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Rachel Bilson, and Sarah Chalke.

I know some people bash the show for basically offering up the entire concept in the title and then failing to deliver on it even though it’s in its seventh season, but you know what? Who cares? If a show has well-defined characters, a believable emotional core and a well-written script, then I think most people are generally willing to suspend disbelief. Hell, Community had an episode done entirely in claymation that actually made sense to the plot of the series. So yeah, I don’t give a shit if you randomly do an entire episode where all the characters are played by dogs, as long as you do it well.

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