- Popular term of endearment used by
many script writers when referring to TV
characters, especially by a father towards his
On the sitcom MARRIED WITH
CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97 shoe salesmen Al Bundy (Ed
O'Neill) used this affectionate nickname for his
teenager Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate).
Since Kelly was not the brightest girl around,
this vegetable nickname suited her quite well.
Once Kelly's frustrated dad said
"Pumpkin, when Daddy goes to the chair, would
you sit on my lap one last time?" Kelly
responded "I'd be honored."
See also "The
Dumbest Girl in America"
Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) on the
sitcom FRIENDS/NBC/1994-2004 was also called
"Pumpkin" by her father (Elliot Gould).
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