The first mention of the slutty pumpkin character came in the show’s first season, back in 2005. We didn’t get to find out who the slutty pumpkin was then, but apparently it is Katie Holmes, as we get to see today.
The previously mentioned pumpkin hooked up with the series’ lead character, Ted Mosby (played by Josh Radnor), prior to the episode. Ted liked her but lost her number, so he waited at the same Halloween party every year dressed every year as a hanging chad (a reference to the 2000 Presidential election). But the slutty pumpkin never turned up… until tonight!
In a sneak peak video of Monday’s episode, which you can watch below, Ted finally reunites with the pumpkin and introduces her to Barney Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin Scherbatsky (played by Cobie Smulders).
Katie Holmes’ character leaves, saying,
“I’m gonna go make some tootsie rolls. It’s a drink I invented. There’s a song and dance that goes along with it, but I have to drink three of them before I can do it.”
Barney is of course interested.
“Sounds delicious in theory, but you never know until you taste it. Ted, have you tasted her tootsie roll? Yes, I know, obvious joke, but in context it made me giggle.
The episode airs on CBS Monday night at 8 p.m. ET. Watch the preview clip below.