'How I Met Your Mother': How was Katie Holmes as the Slutty Pumpkin?


In general, "How I Met Your Mother" brings out the best in its guest stars. Take, for example,Mandy Moore, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and plenty of other people who have appeared on the show. The 2011 Halloween episode featured Katie Holmes taking on a very special part as the oft-referred-to but never-before-seen Slutty Pumpkin Ted met at a Halloween party in 2001 whiled dressed as a hanging chad. So topical!So, how did Holmes fare in her turn as one of Ted's many girlfriends? Pretty okay, to be honest. Nothing special, but not horrible. That's good, right?The pros: She totally committed to the role -- belting the Barenaked Ladies was hilariously uncomfortable, in a good way -- and though there was a slight awkwardness surrounding her chemistry with Josh Radnor, that was kind of the point of her character. The cons: Something seemed a little off the whole time (please refer back to the previous point...



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