Potato Head Kids

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Potato Head Kids
Potato Head Kids.jpg
GenreAnimation, Family, Fantasy
Voices ofIan Fried
Susie Garbo
Linda Gary
Scott Grimes
Jody Lambert
Christina Lange
Kenneth Mars
Kellie Martin
Anne Marie McEvoy
David Mendenhall
Scott Menville
Breckin Meyer
Laura Mooney
Andrew Potter
Composer(s)Robert J. Walsh
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes23
Production
Production company(s)Hasbro
Sunbow Productions
Marvel Productions
DistributorClaster Television
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1986 (1986-09-24) –
February 25, 1987 (1987-02-25)

Potato Head Kids is an American animated television series that aired in 1986. It was made to pair with My Little Pony 'n Friends. An episode of My Little Pony was played for 15 minutes, and then an episode of Potato Head Kids, MoonDreamers, or The Glo Friends was played.[1] It appeared on CBN Family Channel from 1989 to 1990, Family Channel from 1990 to 1995 during My Little Pony.

Premise[edit]

Potato Head Kids was an outgrowth of the Mr. Potato Head character franchise. Mr. Potato Head now played an adult figure in the lives of the title kids, a varied bunch of anthropomorphic potatoes with different personalities. The Potato Head Kids do a lot of things in their life while also clashing with a gang of potato-hating delinquents led by Grease.

Characters[edit]

  • Mr. Potato Head (voiced by Kenneth Mars) -
  • Mrs. Potato Head (voiced by Linda Gary) -
  • Big Chip (voiced by David Mendenhall) - The leader of the Potato Head Kids.
  • Puff (voiced by Anne Marie McEvoy) - A bonnet-wearing potato.
  • Spud (voiced by Breckin Meyer) - A cowboy hat-wearing potato that talks like a cowboy.
  • Lumpy (voiced by Ian Fried) - A beanie hat-wearing potato.
  • Lolly (voiced by Kellie Martin) -
  • Slick (voiced by Scott Grimes) -
  • Spike (voiced by Scott Menville) -
  • Smarty Pants (voiced by Susie Garbo) - A female potato in a green hair bow who is the smartest of the potatoes.
  • Grease's Gang - A group of delinquents who hate the Potato Head Kids.
    • Grease - A kid who is the leader of his gang. He has a crush on Puff and tries to marry her in the Robin Hood episode.
    • Auna - A female member of Grease's gang.
    • Freezer - A large and strong member of Grease's gang.

Crew[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Abbad'Un in a Bottle"TBATBASeptember 24, 1986 (September 24, 1986)
2"The Case of the Fouled Up Pharaoh"TBADouglas BoothOctober 1, 1986 (October 1, 1986)
3"The Curse of the Silver Dragon"TBATBAOctober 8, 1986 (October 8, 1986)
4"Follow the Chocolate Cake Road"TBATBAOctober 15, 1986 (October 15, 1986)
5"The Great Candy Caper"TBAGeorge Arthur BloomOctober 22, 1986 (October 22, 1986)
6"The Grin-Ness Book of Records"TBATBAOctober 29, 1986 (October 29, 1986)
7"Horse Hide and Seek"TBADale HaleNovember 5, 1986 (November 5, 1986)
8"Left Foot Forward"TBAJ. Brynne StephensNovember 12, 1986 (November 12, 1986)
9"One Potato Zoo Potato"TBADouglas BoothNovember 19, 1986 (November 19, 1986)
10"Pig Out"TBAGeorge Arthur BloomNovember 26, 1986 (November 26, 1986)
11"Poltergeist Potatoes"TBADouglas BoothDecember 3, 1986 (December 3, 1986)
12"Pot of Gold"TBATBADecember 10, 1986 (December 10, 1986)
13"Potato Head Pirates"TBAJ. Brynne Stephens and Michael ReavesDecember 17, 1986 (December 17, 1986)
14"Potatolympics"TBAGeorge Arthur BloomDecember 24, 1986 (December 24, 1986)
15"Puff's New Job"TBADavid SchwartzDecember 31, 1986 (December 31, 1986)
16"Robin Potato Head"TBAAntoni ZalewskiJanuary 7, 1987 (January 7, 1987)
17"Romancing the Rock"TBATBAJanuary 14, 1987 (January 14, 1987)
18"Sam Spud, Private Eye"TBAJoe CookJanuary 21, 1987 (January 21, 1987)
19"A Side Order of Soggy Spuds"TBADouglas BoothJanuary 28, 1987 (January 28, 1987)
20"Small Potatoes"TBADavid SchwartzFebruary 4, 1987 (February 4, 1987)
21"Spike Spiked"TBATBAFebruary 11, 1987 (February 11, 1987)
22"Surfin' Potatoes"TBARowby GorenFebruary 18, 1987 (February 18, 1987)
23"The Trash Can Derby"TBAJoe CookFebruary 25, 1987 (February 25, 1987)

Reception[edit]

In 2014, io9 listed it among twelve 1980s cartoons that supposedly did not deserve remembrance, heavily criticizing the basis of the series.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 575–576. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ Bricken, Rob (November 11, 2014). "12 Cartoons From The 1980s No One Will Ever Have Nostalgia For". io9. Retrieved September 11, 2016.

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