Friday Cephalopod: Christmas toy!

How sweet: this octopus got a Mr Potato Head for Christmas, and now he won’t let anyone take it away.


Hasbro really must come out with a new line of Mr Potato Head features that includes beaks and suckers and tentacles, and then they’ll have the cephalopod market completely locked up.


  1. Matt M says

    Louis the Octopus loves Mr. Potato Head because he has learned to suck out the food stuffed into the little hatch in the back. That food represents Mr. Potato Head’s brains. Yes! Brains!

  2. Rich Stage says

    Louis has made a new friend!
    Perhaps this could be a new trend.
    but once it’s begun
    it won’t stop the fun
    for reasons we can’t comprehend.

    For all of this octopus’ charm,
    I’ve heard that he will cause you harm.
    I know that they’re right,
    I found out last night,
    and I type limericks with only one arm.

    You ask why he won’t let it be,
    why he reacts so violently?
    The answer’s the grin
    on that plasticine chin
    that screams so loud so silently.

  3. Kcanadensis says

    Maybe next time, they should give him a Rubik’s Cube… that will really stimulate him!

  4. says

    As Disney and Pixar have so often told us,
    The ultimate goal of a toy
    Is to live in the sweet, unconditional love
    Of a cute-as-a-bug girl or boy

    But the truth is, the love of a boy or a girl,
    Though I’m sure that it must have its charms
    Could never compete with the story of Louis
    Who hugs with all eight of his arms!

  5. Carlie says

    1. He loves to dig out food that has been hidden inside Mr. Potato Head’s back compartment.

    2. He gets aggressive whenever anyone tries to remove Mr. Potato Head from his tank.

    3. He’s big.

    4. Then how exactly does anyone obtain the Mr. Potato Head in order to hide food inside, and what did they have to do wrong in order to be chosen to be the one to do it?

  6. says

    Why Mister Potato Head and not Mrs. Potato Head?

    OMG! The Louis the Octopus is teh ghey!

    (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

  7. Rav Winston says

    #10– In a related article in the Telegraph (or was it the Mirror?) it was stated that Louis plays with the toy for about an hour each day before moving on. presumably, it is after that hour of Potato-Head playtime that the toy is fished out to be stuffed with food the next day.

  8. Sophist, FCD says

    The giant Pacific octopus was given the toy for Christmas and has even learned to dig out food hidden in a secret box at the back of it.

    I Has a Potato

    The 1.8m-wide (6ft) creature is so attached to Mr Potato Head that he turns aggressive when aquarium staff try to remove it from his tank.

    Noooo they be stealin’ my Potato

  9. Cthulhu says

    Screw Mr. Potato Head. Just get me some heads of those creationists trying to change the laws around here. Now, THAT’S what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

  10. bernarda says

    A friend gave me the DVD of not such a good Korean film “Old Boy”, and here is a scene with octopus that may well shock you.

    The “behind the scenes” video is also very interesting.