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The Strange and Wonderful Life of Mr. Potato Head

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Humble beginnings...

Thanks to Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, Mr. Potato Head is a big Hollywood star, but you might not be aware of his humble beginnings. Potato Head, or MPH as those of us that are close to him like to call him, was born in 1949 and by age 3 was already kind of a big-timer in the toy business. He was the first toy ever sold on television and eventually had his own show, aptly named The Mr. Potato Head Show, in 1998. Sadly, it only lasted one season.

Sure, he’s riding high now, with Toy Story having been selected into the National Film Registry and all, but Mr. Potato Head’s journey in Hollywood is filled with the highs and lows typical of any career in the industry. Take a look:

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The Strange and Wonderful Life of Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head as Garfield

Circa 1984 - He loves lasagna. And potatoes.
Design by Ashley Ringrose. Photo

Main photo via Flickr

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