Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes is returning to TV, y'all!

Unfortunately, it's not as everybody's favorite girl down the creek Joey Potter, but we have to admit we're extremely excited to have Mrs. Cruise back on our TVs, if only for one episode. The lucky show to snag Holmes? How I Met Your Mother!

So who is she playing? Let's just say it's a role die-hard fans of the show will remember very well...

The Slutty Pumpkin!

Yes, you read that right. Holmes will be guest-starring on a special Halloween episode of the CBS comedy next month as the infamous Slutty Pumpkin, NYMag.com reports.

We first met the Slutty Pumpkin in season one, where she had a meet-cute with Ted (Josh Radnor) at a Halloween party, but they lost touch. Could she—gasp!—be the mother we've heard seven seasons' worth of stories about?!

Of Holmes' casting, creator Craig Thomas deadpans, "Katie is a lovely and talented actress, which is why we've saved for her perhaps the most classily named character in our show's history."

So what do you think, HIMYM fans? Are you excited to see Holmes hang with the gang? Would you want her to be the mother? Sound off in the comments!

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