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I am pleased to announce that Team Haghopper has officially won Pumpkin Carve-Off 2012! People, this just goes to show what you can do when you think outside of the box and throw in a little nudity. Congrats to Haddy and Grasshopper! (Your pumpkin is one of my most favourite of all time.)
I’d like to send a huge thank you out to all of this year’s competitors. I can personally attest to the amount of work that goes into creating jack-o’-lanterns like yours, and I appreciate all you do to support my blog and these competitions. Thanks for being such good sports, for letting me make fun of you, and for being so supportive of your fellow competitors.
I’d also like to thank all of the voters out there – I appreciate the time you took to head on over here to cast your votes in this epic battle of the gourds.
Finally, I’d like to send a special shout out to my daddy, Bill Beaucoup. (That’s his shadowy figure in that photo up above.) On Saturday evening, Bill Beaucoup attempted to carve a very fancy fish into the side of his pumpkin, and there was a major collapse. (I guess the fish made a break for it.) Bill Beaucoup was pretty devastated – pumpkin carving is, like, his thing. But one stupid fish pumpkin can’t erase 40 years of epic carving. Nope, no way. So, Bill Beaucoup, I’d like to award you the inaugural Movita Beaucoup Lifetime Achievement Award in the Art of Pumpkining Award. Turns out you can’t fit the name of the award onto a trophy, so… no trophy at this point. Still, enjoy the fame that this title will surely bring you. Thanks for making every holiday just that little bit more special…
FYI, Bill Beaucoup tackled that fish pumpkin again (Beaucoups are notoriously stubborn), and sent me this photo last night – just after his second favourite daughter (and Grasshopper) tied down Pumpkin Carve-Off 2012.