I always loved Mr. Potato Head (and I think I waited quite a while as a child to own one), and on this date in 1952, it became the first child's toy to be advertised on TV. It was originally pushpins that could be inserted into a real potato--can you imagine? I bet someone would be up in arms about that today! Someone would probably say that was a waste of food today (halfway kidding, halfway not). Or they might be concerned about the safety of children. Interesting how things have changed.
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