Video Game: Pumkin Land
"Pumkin Land" (AKA: "Pumkin World") is an "educational" Flash game aimed at younger children. The game is based on a series of educational digital tools that teach children English language basics.note These include games and cartoons featuring anthropomorphic pumpkins. (Or as they call them: "Pumkins.")Not much is known about this game but it has been discovered by Lets Players and Youtube Poopers alike and has gained a memetic status.Pumkin Land can be played here.
Pumkin Land is made up of the following minigames:
- Hungry Pumkin: A game that teaches types of food and drinks. This is the most well known and infamous part of the game. You play as a diner worker and you serve the customer whatever food he orders.
- Numbers: This game teaches numbers. You play as a pianist in a concert hall and you must hit piano eyes in succession according to their numbers in order to play a song.
- In-On-Over-Under: This game teaches the words; In, On, Over, and Under. You are in the living room of a house inhabited by an alligator who tells you to place several objects in, on, over, or under several places in the house. (Ex: "Put the pencil on the table.")
- The Fruits Game: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. This game teaches types of fruits. Also involves catching fruits that are falling from a tree.
- Barnyard Disco: This game teaches types of farm animals. You are at a "Barnyard Disco" and you must click on whatever animal the DJ calls out.
- Vegetables: This game teaches types of vegetables. A (presumably) blind rabbit wearing sunglasses asks you what vegetables are in the garden to eat. You are supposed to click on whatever vegetable he asks for.
- The Clothes Game: This game teaches types of clothing. A female Pumkin character is hanging laundry on a clothesline on a windy day. Meanwhile a talking crow will call out certain types of clothes and you must click on them, the wind then blows them off of the line.
- The Colors Game: This game teaches types of colors. Various multicolored Pumkin characters (without arms or legs but still have faces) fall out of the sky one by one. They will say aloud their respective colors when you click on them.
Pumkin Land contains examples of:
- American Accents: All of the Pumkins seem to have a Dixie accent.
- Anthropomorphic Food: The Pumkins.
- Artificial Stupidity: The rabbit in the vegetables game will sometimes ask for a vegetable that he just ate and is no longer in the garden, or for a vegetable that you just told him wasn't in the garden at all.
- Berserk Button: Whenever you give the Hungry Pumkin the wrong order, he will swiftly slap the food off of the counter."NO! I don't want that!"
- Big "NO!": "NO! I don't want that!"
- Big Eater: The Pumkin you serve in the diner in "Hungry Pumkin" eats a lot of food in one sitting. He will also eat several condiments and cooking ingredients on their own (salt, pepper, butter, jam). Any food or drink that comes in a container he will also eat with the food. Ex: When he orders a can of soda, he will eat the can, when he orders a glass of water or juice, he will eat the glass. When her orders a bowl of rice, he eats the bowl. He also eats a coffee mug, salt and pepper shakers and a jar of jam. And he still never pays you for all the food you've provided.
- Creepy Crows: Downplayed with the crow in the Clothes game, who may not be evil, but is definitely a Jerkass.
- Extreme Omnivore: See Big Eater above.
- Furry Confusion: This game revolves around a race of anthropomorphic pumpkins that grow (and presumably eat) non-anthropomorphic vegetables. There are also several animal characters that are capable of talking (The alligator, the crow, and the rabbit.) and others do not (the Barnyard Disco animals).
- Large Ham: The game's voice acting is full of this. The Hungry Pumkin gained memetic status because of it.
- Machine Monotone: The female voice in the fruit and vegetable games.
- No Name Given: The majority of the characters, although there are a few exceptions, such as Farmer Bumpkin.
- Pokémon Speak: Presumably, the Pumkins in the Colors game, who say the name of what color they are.
- Schadenfreude: In the clothes game the crow will sometimes laugh when the clothes get blown away by the wind.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The anthropomorphic pumpkins are called "Pumkins." Ironic considering this is an educational game and they intentionally misspell "pumpkin."
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: As Hungry Pumkin walks in he announces "I'm very hungry!"