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The Mr. Potato Head Show
Mr. Potato Head Show.jpg
Title logo featuring Mr. Potato Head, Baloney, Queenie Sweet Potato, and Potato Bug.
GenreComedy
Puppetry
Created byDan Clark
Doug Langdale
Based onMr. Potato Head
by George Lerner
StarringBrian Jacobs
Lisa Kaplan
Doug Langdale
Puppeteers:
Greg Ballora
Julianne Buescher
Kevin Carlson
James Murray
Debra Wilson
Mark Bryan Wilson
Theme music composerMark Mothersbaugh
Opening theme"The Mr. Potato Head Show Theme"
Ending theme"The Mr. Potato Head Show Theme" (instrumental)
ComposersMark Mothersbaugh
Ernie Mannix
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerAndy Copley
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesHasbro
Film Roman
DistributorClaster Television
Release
Original networkFox (Fox Kids)
Picture format4:3
Audio formatDolby
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1998 (1998-09-12) –
February 16, 1999 (1999-02-16)
Chronology
Preceded byPotato Head Kids

The Mr. Potato Head Show is an American children's television series loosely based on the toyline of the same name by American toy company Hasbro. It aired on Fox as part of its Fox Kids programming block from September 12, 1998 to February 16, 1999.

Production

The Mr. Potato Head Show was developed by Dan Clark and Doug Langdale. The puppet characters were created by The Chiodo Brothers. Mark Bryan Wilson served as the show's puppet master while William Traetta served as the show's assistant puppet master.

The series was considered lost for many years until Lost Media Wiki members Paroos and Luray found all the episodes of the series online. As of December 18, 2016, the series has resurfaced.[1]

Premise

Throughout the series, Mr. Potato Head always puts on a TV episode with the help of his Kitchen Crew and presents each episode to the TV Guys so that they can air them on television. During production on each episode, Mr. Potato Head and his Kitchen Crew have various misadventures.

Characters

Kitchen Crew

Supporting characters

Other characters

Cast

Puppeteers

Assistant puppeteers

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Aliens Dig Baloney"October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
Baloney attempts to deliver a VHS tape containing Mr. Potato Head's cop episode to the TV Guys when suddenly a pair of aliens arrive on Earth, seeking a new ruler for their interstellar empire. Meanwhile, Dr. Fruitcake creates the Ham Monster for Mr. Potato Head's monster episode which proves to be too dangerous for him to control.
2"Royal Pain"October 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
Queenie finds out that she is descended from an Egyptian Pharaoh named King Yaminhotep upon going onto an ancestral website called "Ancestors "R" Us." Meanwhile, as Mr. Potato Head tries to make a show for two-year-olds, he uses a rebuilt Ham Monster as his test audience since Dr. Fruitcake made him less dangerous by giving him the brain of a 2-year-old child.
3"The Thing in the Microwave"September 12, 1998 (1998-09-12)
Queenie goes on a diet, but her cravings result in her unleashing an ancient evil called Blostrograth the Destroyer from a bag of popcorn. Meanwhile, Mr. Potato Head makes a superhero show where he plays Spudman.
4"Secret Agent Mania"September 19, 1998 (1998-09-19)
Upon finding out that Donkey Waddlefoot's show stole his submarine show, Mr. Potato Head informs the TV Guys about it as he is told to do a spy show. Mr. Potato Head does this as well as trying to find out how Donkey Waddlefoot found the footage to make his own episodes.
5"Cheap Shots"September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)
When the TV Guys give Mr. Potato Head a cookie jar full of money for his efforts, he goes money-crazy which starts to affect the Kitchen Crew in various ways. Meanwhile, Queenie works on her plans for a magic show.
6"Potato Verite"November 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)
Mr. Potato Head walks in on Queenie supposedly making a deal with his nemesis Donkey Waddlefoot. Thinking that she's going to leave, he puts on a variety show to appease her so she can do a lot of singing. Meanwhile, Queenie thinks Mr. Potato Head wants to marry her following the incident.
7"Forsake Me Not"December 19, 1998 (1998-12-19)
The TV Guys have Mr. Potato Head do a reality show where he follows everyone around with a camera. But when his show turns out to be as boring as two dead frogs in a bucket, he pits his friends against each other to liven it up.
8"Equal Writes"December 5, 1998 (1998-12-05)
The TV Guys have Mr. Potato Head fire the writer resulting in them sending Bullyboy to supervise his show.
9"Robotato"February 9, 1999 (1999-02-09)
When Mr. Potato Head goes on vacation, he has Dr. Fruitcake create a robotic duplicate of him to take over the show while he's gone. When Mr. Potato head returns, he finds that his robotic duplicate is loved by the Kitchen Crew more than himself to which he becomes depressed about it.
10"Pillow"February 16, 1999 (1999-02-16)
When Queenie gets depressed, she uses Baloney's "happy pillow" to make her feel better. Soon, everyone also wants the pillow so that they can be happy. Meanwhile, a flower lady supposedly casts a "curse" on Mr. Potato Head where the antics causes delays to Mr. Potato Head's Roman Empire episode.
11"Smart Attack"October 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)
When Potato Bug accidentally kills Mr. Potato Head's prized plant, she seeks help from Dr. Fruitcake to make her smarter. The Aliens think her advanced intelligence is really for the better.
12"Not With a Bang (Part 1)"November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)
The TV Guys' boss orders the cancellation of Mr. Potato Head's show and putting Donkey Waddlefoot's show in his time slot, causing Mr. Potato Head and his Kitchen Crew to go their separate ways. Mr. Potato Head and Baloney go on a road trip, Queenie and Potato Bug perform on a cruise which turned out to be on a glass-bottom boat that shatters when she sings high leaving them lost at sea, Johnny Rotten Apple and Mr. Happy Whip work at a restaurant, Mr. Giblets runs for a position in the government, and Dr. Fruitcake and Ham Monster visit alternate realities where "The Mr. Potato Head Show" wasn't cancelled. Meanwhile, the aliens and Emperor Ghost Plant begin their alien invasion plans.
13"Not With a Bang (Part 2)"November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
Each of the Kitchen Crew manages to get out of their situations and work to revive their show through whatever way possible. The alien invasion is in full swing as an episode of Donkey Waddlefoot states that the aliens aren't doing anything bad. The Kitchen Crew must use the duplicated car that Mr. Potato Head and Baloney used for their road trip and fly into outer space to combat the aliens. For once, they receive actual help from Betty the Kitchen Fairy who summons Blostrogath the Destroyer to attack the aliens. After Mr. Potato Head confronts the TV Guys' boss who was the lead alien all along and cancels the alien invasion. Once he's gone, the TV Guys put Mr. Potato Head's show back on the air.

References

  1. ^ "2016 notice board posts - The Lost Media Wiki". lostmediawiki.com. Retrieved November 18, 2017.