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Small Potatoes is a British children's animated series about... small potatoes, as hard as that may be to believe.

More specifically, this show is about the four small potatoes in question, Nate, Ruby, Olaf, and Chip, singing songs. Each three-minute-long episode showcased a song sung by the potatoes that had to do with a specific topic (e.g. feelings, art, the seasons, raindrops, etc.)... and that's about it. Pretty simple stuff, really.

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The show was created by Josh Selig, the same person who created Oobi and Wonder Pets. In the UK, this show aired on CBeebies; in America, it aired on Disney Junior.


This show contains the following tropes:

  • A Cappella: The potatoes sing the theme song without the accompaniment of instruments.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: This is to be expected when the main characters are potatoes.
  • Alliterative Name: Simon Snail, a top hat-wearing, monocled snail character who appears in a few episodes.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Three shots of the potatoes in "Today's the Perfect Day (Haircut)" are in black and white, just like on an old black-and-white TV. The beginning of the episode's song actually shows an old-fashioned TV being turned on and displaying the black-and-white potatoes on its screen.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The theme song is sung by the potatoes.
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  • Genre Roulette: While the show itself kept true to its genre the whole way through, the songs sung in the show cycled through various genres and styles.
  • The Movie: It got a Mockumentary film in 2013 called Meet the Small Potatoes. Yes, seriously.
  • Punny Name: One of the potatoes is named Chip, which is most likely a reference to potato chips.
  • Strictly Formula: In every episode, one of the potatoes gives their thoughts on whatever the topic of the episode's song is. Then the song itself plays, which is followed by the potatoes saying something related to the song's topic afterwards. That's all there is to it.
  • Title Theme Tune: "Small Potatoes on the moon! Small Potatoes in the sea!"

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