Not exactly what AP reported:
Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD pic.twitter.com/6I84KrxOLQ— Hasbro (@Hasbro) February 25, 2021
On the other hand, it’s still not a Hot Take on the essence of modern life.
Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year. https://t.co/yUAO4bVYG0— The Associated Press (@AP) February 25, 2021
Ah, dem was de days. (I had one of those, where you supplied the potato.)
The original 1950s Mr Potato Head had appendages with sharp steel spikes, and you stabbed them into actual f'ing potato or banana or whatever, in whatever messed-up array you wanted, and then you would skin and eat it afterwards. We were a harder people then pic.twitter.com/eg18pozecE— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 25, 2021