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Bill Gates channels David Pumpkins to promote Ask Me Anything

The Microsoft co-founder is hosting his fifth Ask Me Anything on Reddit on Monday. The way he decided to promote it just left us with more questions.

Bill Gates dressed as David S. Pumpkins, with two dancing snowmen.
Bill Gates

We have so many questions.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is hosting his fifth Ask Me Anything on Reddit's r/IAmA at 9 a.m. PT on Monday. Gates' posts on the subreddit have been popular, netting more than 71,000 comments since his first Ask Me Anything thread in 2013. He's since remained one of Reddit's celebrity users, regularly participating in its Secret Santa gift exchange for lucky redditors.

While Gates makes a fine Santa, it's his David S. Pumpkins impression that has us scratching our heads. To promote his AMA, he donned a Christmas tree suit and was flanked by two dancers dressed as snowmen, in a parody of Tom Hanks' "David S. Pumpkins" sketch from "Saturday Night Live."

It's got the goofy music with Gates doing the thumbs-up dancing, but sadly, no spanking. The video ends with Gates lip-syncing with Pumpkins' catchphrase, "any questions?"

In his previous AMAs, Gates has answered questions about the NSA, his expensive guilty pleasures and financial advice. Somebody please ask him where he got the idea to do David S. Pumpkins. We'll be sure to update this if we get an answer.

Updated, 9:55 a.m. PT: Gates said he got the idea for a David Pumpkins sequel for "Saturday Night Live" around Christmas, but it never saw the light of day. He decided to do it as part of his AMA promotion because he "thought it deserved a second chance."