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May 24th, 2008

Mr. Potato Head

A lot of toys annoy me with their super-plasticness or their loudness or their shrill corporate shilling, but one toy still sits well with me: Mr. Potato Head.

I’m not sure what it is about the endearing spud, but even as an adult, there’s still something funny about sticking an arm where his hat goes and giving him two pairs of eyes. I don’t even mind the corporate crossover Potato Heads like Spider-Man Potato Head or Indiana Jones Potato Head.

Fun fact I didn’t realize: there was a short-lived comic strip penned by Garfield’s Jim Davis. I suspect it kind of sucked.

Posted in Childhood Memories

Leland Witter May 25, 2008, 8:49 pm

MPH was better when you had to use a real potato. A blob of brown plastic ruins the whole concept

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