Potato Head Kids
|Potato Head Kids|
|Genre||Children's animation, fantasy|
|Voices of||Ian Fried|
Anne Marie McEvoy
|Composer||Robert J. Walsh|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original release||September 24, 1986 –|
February 25, 1987
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. It appeared on CBN Family Channel from 1989 to 1990.
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.
- 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 are the main antagonists of the series
- 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.
- Ginny McSwain - Voice Director
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Abbad'Un in a Bottle"||Unknown||Unknown||September 24, 1986|
|2||"The Case of the Fouled Up Pharaoh"||Unknown||Douglas Booth||October 1, 1986|
|3||"The Curse of the Silver Dragon"||Unknown||Unknown||October 8, 1986|
|4||"Follow the Chocolate Cake Road"||Unknown||Unknown||October 15, 1986|
|5||"The Great Candy Caper"||Unknown||George Arthur Bloom||October 22, 1986|
|6||"The Grin-Ness Book of Records"||Unknown||Unknown||October 29, 1986|
|7||"Horse Hide and Seek"||Unknown||Dale Hale||November 5, 1986|
|8||"Left Foot Forward"||Unknown||J. Brynne Stephens||November 12, 1986|
|9||"One Potato Zoo Potato"||Unknown||Douglas Booth||November 19, 1986|
|10||"Pig Out"||Unknown||George Arthur Bloom||November 26, 1986|
|11||"Poltergeist Potatoes"||Unknown||Douglas Booth||December 3, 1986|
|12||"Pot of Gold"||Unknown||Unknown||December 10, 1986|
|13||"Potato Head Pirates"||Unknown||J. Brynne Stephens and Michael Reaves||December 17, 1986|
|14||"Potatolympics"||Unknown||George Arthur Bloom||December 24, 1986|
|15||"Puff's New Job"||Unknown||David Schwartz||December 31, 1986|
|16||"Robin Potato Head"||Unknown||Antoni Zalewski||January 7, 1987|
|17||"Romancing the Rock"||Unknown||Unknown||January 14, 1987|
|18||"Sam Spud, Private Eye"||Unknown||Joe Cook||January 21, 1987|
|19||"A Side Order of Soggy Spuds"||Unknown||Douglas Booth||January 28, 1987|
|20||"Small Potatoes"||Unknown||David Schwartz||February 4, 1987|
|21||"Spike Spiked"||Unknown||Unknown||February 11, 1987|
|22||"Surfin' Potatoes"||Unknown||Rowby Goren||February 18, 1987|
|23||"The Trash Can Derby"||Unknown||Joe Cook||February 25, 1987|
In 2014, io9 listed it among twelve 1980s cartoons that supposedly did not deserve remembrance, heavily criticizing the basis of the series.
- ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 575–576. ISBN 978-1476665993.
- ^ Bricken, Rob (November 11, 2014). "12 Cartoons From The 1980s No One Will Ever Have Nostalgia For". io9. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
- 1980s American animated television series
- 1986 American television series debuts
- 1987 American television series endings
- American children's animated adventure television series
- American children's animated fantasy television series
- Animated television series about children
- Mr. Potato Head
- Television shows based on Hasbro toys
- The Family Channel (American TV network, founded 1990) original programming
- Television series by Sunbow Entertainment
- Television series by Marvel Productions
- Television series by Claster Television