Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head! Such a lovely couple although the mister’s bow tie is a bit starchy.

I remember them as a kid. Do you? Back then they were the real deal – or perhaps I should say “the raw deal”.

Our moms always scolded us about playing with our food and then Hasbro messed with our heads by telling us to do just that. No wonder so many Baby Boomers are now in therapy!

Oh, the irony!

These days The Pot Heads are made entirely of plastic. I admit they’re much less messy but where’s the charm, the appeal, the joie de vie?

Such sweet memories but troubling ones, as well. Whenever we played with the real Potato Heads, there was always a side of mash with dinner that night. When I finally made the awful connection that I was eating my playmates, it was too late.

Oh, the humanity!

RIP, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. You gave your all for a tasty cause!  🥔

NAR © 2023

35 thoughts on “THE EYES HAVE IT”

  1. I love this vintage commercial. I need to send it to my kids. I don’t think they believed me when I told them when I was I child we played with real raw potatoes. They acted as if I were looney. All they knew were the plastic ones.

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    1. Absolutely right about the designated holes. Nothing’s left to the imagination any more; it was so much more fun when we were kids.
      Please! GI Joe can’t compare to Barbie. They were shorter and stockier – couldn’t fly worth a damn! Ken, on the other hand, wasn’t afraid to show his feminine side!

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  2. I didn’t have a Mr Potato Head at home, but our neighbour did, so I mutilated their potatoes at their house. They had a game called Operation, too, which I didn’t have at home, so I played that game at the neighbour’s house also. I played a lot at the neighbour’s house!

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    1. Haha! It always seems to work out that way. One kid has all the newest games and the other kids end up at his/her house. Great for the parents who don’t have the games! We had Operation; how we laughed when that buzzer went off. Now when my grands play and that buzzer goes off, I cringe. It sounds awful! We had Cootie, too. I can’t remember the premise behind that one but we’d all scream “Ew! You have cooties!” Screaming was a required element of all those games. 😂

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      1. Cootie was a bug game. Roll dice and add legs, head etc. Now if you tell me that you sat Barbie on your record player’s turn table, turned it on 78rpms, and measured how far Barbie flew across the room …. well, then I’ll know we’re related.

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