Trivia: Mr. Potato Head was a Pipe Smoker!

Before anti-smoking groups had their way, Mr. Potato Head's favorite accessory was a smoking pipe.

The pipe was discontinued by Hasbro in 1987. (Image: wm.edu)

The original Mr. Potato Head was an actual potato. In the early 1950s, as a young boy in a poor farming family, George Lerner took potatoes from his mother's garden and used grapes as eyes and a carrot as a nose to make a doll for his younger sister.


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Speaking of real potatoes and Mr Potato Head, there are few things more terrifying than putting Mr Potato Head features on an actual potato, and then leaving it in a dark cupboard for several weeks.
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