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Farmer Palmer
Biographical Information







Deceased (prior to
the events of "Return of the Pumpkinheads")

Eye Color




Behind the Scenes
Portrayed by

Eric Keenleyside

First Appearance


Last Appearance

"Return of the Pumpkinheads"" (mentioned)

Farmer Palmer is the main antagonist in the episode Pumpkinhead and the posthumous overarching antagonist of its sequel episode Return of the Pumpkinheads. He is a territorial, murderous, malicious, sinister, wicked, and sadistic farmer who lives on the isolated Route 12.


On October, 31, 2010 three kids trespassed and wandered around his pumpkin patch. Farmer Palmer angrily warned them to leave before he had to do something drastic, but they wouldn't listen to him. Fed up, Farmer Palmer took the three kids who refused to leave, beheaded them and replaced their heads with pumpkins and turned their heads into pumpkins, making them his pumpkin-headed monsters.

A year later, history repeated itself when a group of three siblings named Allie, Scott, and Dave trespassed on his farm on the same day. After Farmer Palmer told them to leave, they took some of his pumpkins leading to the pumpkin heads to follow them and kidnap Scott who threw them in the trash. Both Allie and Scott were his new unfortunate victims.

It is revealed in the episode's sequel, Return of the Pumpkinheads, Farmer Palmer was arrested for manslaughter and died some time later in prison. 

Physical appearance

Palmer is a tall, filthy farmer in his 40s with balding dark brown hair, Caucasian skin, and hazel eyes. He wears a red flannel with olive-colored coveralls and brown shoes.

In the original story, he was tall and skinny with greasy grey hair that fell to his shoulders, an orange stringy beard that hung from his cheeks in patches like the insides of an open pumpkin, and blank eyes that looked like deeper, dark holes in his face. He wears oversized overalls and a orange baseball cap.


Palmer was introduced as a child-hating misanthrope who angrily told off Allie, Scott, and Dave for trespassing on his farm that was strictly forbidden. After they left, he comforted his "babies" (the pumpkins) and told them no one was going to harm them. When Palmer is seen again, he is fully introduced as a serial killer with a sadistic intentions.


  • It is unknown if he also kidnapped Dave or not. But it's possible since in Return of the Pumpkinheads that "one of his victims" escaped his farm, possibly Dave.
  • Despite his arrest and later death, his pumpkin heads still lives on his farm.