Potato Head Kids

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Potato Head Kids
Genre Animation, Family, Fantasy
Voices of Ian 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 origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 23
Production company(s) Hasbro
Sunbow Productions
(m4e AG)
Marvel Productions
(Marvel Television)
Distributor Claster Television (1986–1989, 1995–2000)
Christian Broadcasting Network (1989–1990)
International Family Entertainment (1990–1995)
Sunbow Entertainment (2000–2004)
TV-Loonland AG (2004–2008)
Hasbro (2008–2009)
Hasbro Studios (2009–present)
Release
Original network The CBN Family Channel (1989–1990)
Family Channel (1990–1995)
Original release September 24, 1986 – February 25, 1987

Potato Head Kids is an American animated television series that aired in 1985. It was made to pair with a show called 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" TBA TBA 24 September 1986 (24 September 1986)
2 "The Case of the Fouled Up Pharaoh" TBA Douglas Booth 1 October 1986 (1 October 1986)
3 "The Curse of the Silver Dragon" TBA TBA 8 October 1986 (8 October 1986)
4 "Follow the Chocolate Cake Road" TBA TBA 15 October 1986 (15 October 1986)
5 "The Great Candy Caper" TBA George Arthur Bloom 22 October 1986 (22 October 1986)
6 "The Grin-Ness Book of Records" TBA TBA 29 October 1986 (29 October 1986)
7 "Horse Hide and Seek" TBA TBA 5 November 1986 (5 November 1986)
8 "Left Foot Forward" TBA TBA 12 November 1986 (12 November 1986)
9 "One Potato Zoo Potato" TBA Douglas Booth 19 November 1986 (19 November 1986)
10 "Pig Out" TBA George Arthur Bloom 26 November 1986 (26 November 1986)
11 "Poltergeist Potatoes" TBA Douglas Booth 3 December 1986 (3 December 1986)
12 "Pot of Gold" TBA TBA 10 December 1986 (10 December 1986)
13 "Potato Head Pirates" TBA J. Brynne Stephens and Michael Reaves 17 December 1986 (17 December 1986)
14 "Potatolympics" TBA George Arthur Bloom 24 December 1986 (24 December 1986)
15 "Puff's New Job" TBA David Schwartz 31 December 1986 (31 December 1986)
16 "Robin Potato Head" TBA Antoni Zalewski 7 January 1987 (7 January 1987)
17 "Romancing the Rock" TBA TBA 14 January 1987 (14 January 1987)
18 "Sam Spud, Private Eye" TBA Joe Cook 21 January 1987 (21 January 1987)
19 "A Side Order of Soggy Spuds" TBA TBA 28 January 1987 (28 January 1987)
20 "Small Potatoes" TBA David Schwartz 4 February 1987 (4 February 1987)
21 "Spike Spiked" TBA TBA 11 February 1987 (11 February 1987)
22 "Surfin' Potatoes" TBA Rowby Goren 18 February 1987 (18 February 1987)
23 "The Trash Can Derby" TBA Joe Cook 25 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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