Potato Head Kids

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Potato Head Kids
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
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes23
Production company(s)Hasbro
Sunbow Productions
Marvel Productions
DistributorClaster Television
Christian Broadcasting Network (1989–1990)
International Family Entertainment (1990–1995)
Release
Original networkSyndication (1985-1987)
The CBN Family Channel (1989–1990)
Family Channel (1990–1995)
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1986 – February 25, 1987

Potato Head Kids is an American animated television series that aired in 1985. 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. 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.
    • Auna - A female member of Grease's gang.
    • Freezer - A large and strong member of Grease's gang.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Writer U.S. Original airdate
1"Abbad'Un in a Bottle"TBATBA24 September 1986 (24 September 1986)
2"The Case of the Fouled Up Pharaoh"TBADouglas Booth1 October 1986 (1 October 1986)
3"The Curse of the Silver Dragon"TBATBA8 October 1986 (8 October 1986)
4"Follow the Chocolate Cake Road"TBATBA15 October 1986 (15 October 1986)
5"The Great Candy Caper"TBAGeorge Arthur Bloom22 October 1986 (22 October 1986)
6"The Grin-Ness Book of Records"TBATBA29 October 1986 (29 October 1986)
7"Horse Hide and Seek"TBATBA5 November 1986 (5 November 1986)
8"Left Foot Forward"TBATBA12 November 1986 (12 November 1986)
9"One Potato Zoo Potato"TBADouglas Booth19 November 1986 (19 November 1986)
10"Pig Out"TBAGeorge Arthur Bloom26 November 1986 (26 November 1986)
11"Poltergeist Potatoes"TBADouglas Booth3 December 1986 (3 December 1986)
12"Pot of Gold"TBATBA10 December 1986 (10 December 1986)
13"Potato Head Pirates"TBAJ. Brynne Stephens and Michael Reaves17 December 1986 (17 December 1986)
14"Potatolympics"TBAGeorge Arthur Bloom24 December 1986 (24 December 1986)
15"Puff's New Job"TBADavid Schwartz31 December 1986 (31 December 1986)
16"Robin Potato Head"TBAAntoni Zalewski7 January 1987 (7 January 1987)
17"Romancing the Rock"TBATBA14 January 1987 (14 January 1987)
18"Sam Spud, Private Eye"TBAJoe Cook21 January 1987 (21 January 1987)
19"A Side Order of Soggy Spuds"TBATBA28 January 1987 (28 January 1987)
20"Small Potatoes"TBADavid Schwartz4 February 1987 (4 February 1987)
21"Spike Spiked"TBATBA11 February 1987 (11 February 1987)
22"Surfin' Potatoes"TBARowby Goren18 February 1987 (18 February 1987)
23"The Trash Can Derby"TBAJoe Cook25 February 1987 (25 February 1987)

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Alternate titles[edit]

  • French dub: Les enfants Potatous
  • Greek dub: Βαβουροπατάτες (Vavouropatates)
  • Norwegian dub: "Potethodegjengen"
  • Spanish LA dub: Los Poteiros
  • Swedish dub: "Potatisgänget"

Reception[edit]

In 2014, io9 listed it among twelve 1980s cartoons that supposedly did not deserve remembrance, heavily criticizing the basis of the series[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bricken, Rob (11 November 2014). "12 Cartoons From The 1980s No One Will Ever Have Nostalgia For". io9. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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