Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head
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Mr. Potato Head has been a true reflection of social trends in American society for over 37 years. Born in Rhode Island in 1952 and a member of the Baby Boomer generation, Mr. Potato Head began as a set of eyes, ears, noses, and mouths that gave everyday vegetables their own personalities.

A year later Mr. Potato Head met Mrs. Potato Head and, after a whirlwind courtship and a brief honeymoon in Boise, Idaho, they became conspicuous consumers, acquiring their own convertible, boat, trailer, airplane, and locomotive, as well as a variety of household items.

In 1964, feeling the need to "discover" themselves, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head took shape in the form of molded bodies, no longer having to settle for turnip, onion, or tomato substitutes.

In 1966 there was a "whole lot of shakin' goin' on," and Mr. Potato Head became "Jumpin' Mr. Potato Head." To keep up with the Joneses, Mr. Potato Head now jumped, fished, played with his jackhammer, and flew kites. Mrs. Potato Head, not yet liberated, acquired a feather duster, floor polisher, dinner bell, and vacuum cleaner.

But life in the fast lane caught up with Mr. Potato Head in 1974. He recognized the onslaught of middle age when he doubled in size. But he wasn't getting older, just better, and Mr. Potato Head became Super Mr. Potato Head in 1980. Facelifts, bendable arms, and a trap door to store their spare parts followed in 1983, helping Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head to "tuck it all in."

Finally, like so many of their generation, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head found that the time was right to begin a family, and on February 11, 1985, Baby Potato Head was born. His proud parents think he's a chip off the old spud.

As father and role model to 12 Potato Head Kids, Mr. Potato Head made the important decision to stop smoking. In 1987 he was the official "spokespud" of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout when he gave up his pipe to lead a healthier life.

And of course, in 1995, he makes his mark in "Toy Story" as the only cast member who is also one of the four basic food groups.

Over four decades of American children have laughed and giggled at their funny and imaginative Potato Head creations.

The Spud Speaks

"You uncultured swine!"
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"Son of a building block!"
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"Ya big lizard!"
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"Hey look! I'm Picasso!"
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Mr. Potato Head's voice belongs to Don Rickles.

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