Mr. Potato Head Wants You To Eat More Stuffing On Thanksgiving

potatoMr. Potato Head was in Maine today, Modern Philosophers, to film a Holiday Public Service Announcement.

“Save a potato, eat more stuffing!” Mr. Potato Head shouted at this Modern Philosopher as we enjoyed a Snapple on the set.  “That’s the message I want to spread to all Americans as Thanksgiving approaches.”

The PSA is produced by Pass On Potatoes, a non-profit organization for the protection of potatoes.  Mr. Potato Head told me he was thrilled when the group approached him to be its spokes spud.

“I’m honored to be the voice of my fellow potatoes.  I’ve been very lucky to have such a successful career,” he said humbly.  “Not many potatoes ever make it in show biz, and none of them have lasted this long in the spotlight without becoming baked.”

We both laughed at his witty bit of world play.

mashed“I know that I’m going to make it through every Thanksgiving because I have one hell of a Guardian Angel, but so many brother and sister potatoes are going to end up boiled, mashed, and drowned in butter and gravy.  I realize we taste good, but damn, that is a harsh way to go!”

The message of the PSA is quite simple.  Mr. Potato Head and his spud buds would like you to pass on the mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving and double up on the stuffing.

“Who doesn’t love stuffing?” Mr. P asked as he popped open another Snapple.  “It’s so delicious, and we never really have it except on Thanksgiving.  Since it’s a once in a year kind of thing, folks really need to pound down that stuff.  Don’t be ashamed, you know?  Just go for it.”

At that point, a production assistant brought over a box of Stove Top stuffing for Mr. Potato Head.  “Look at these ingredients.  Nothing is dying to provide you with the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving feast.  It says right here on the box that this stuffing was made specifically to go with turkey.”

stuffingHe didn’t need to say another word, Modern Philosophers.  Mashed potatoes will not be on the Thanksgiving menu at The House on the Hill.  There will, however, be an insane amount of stuffing available.

Who’s with me on this?  Who’s going to help me save the potatoes this Thanksgiving?

Mr. Potato Head put on his biggest smile to let you all know that he can feel the love and support, and he wants you all to have a happy, potato free Thanksgiving!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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25 Responses to Mr. Potato Head Wants You To Eat More Stuffing On Thanksgiving

  1. JackieP says:

    I would join you on this, but, well, potatoes taste so damn good! Especially covered with good gravy. I love me some spuds. I know, I will be forever labeled a potato eater, but I can’t help myself!

  2. Sister Madly says:

    Thanksgiving here will be ‘Peanuts’ style: popcorn, jelly beans, and toast.

  3. D. Parker says:

    Potatoes versus stuffing, whoever wins, we gain! 😉

  4. orangejade5 says:

    Me too, sorry mr potato head but so love you baked with crunchy skin, sour cream, chopped parsley salad, and lots of cheese.
    It was always my staple dinner when doing shift work.

  5. NotAPunkRocker says:

    But, I don’t like stuffing!

    No worries, I am having Chinese food for Thanksgiving, so he’s safe this year.

  6. rowanaliya says:

    Where do you stand on sweet potatoes?

  7. ksbeth says:

    unfortunately for him, i love all things carb, and that certainly includes potatoes )

  8. hattyab77 says:

    Reblogged this on News of social welfare.

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