August 19 is National Potato Day. (So is October 27.)
There are a lot of different things I could have posted for National Potato Day. After all, potatoes are prepared so many different ways, and are used in so many different snacks.
But I ultimately settled on potato sticks, so that I could bring you this Japanese commercial for Nabisco Idaho Potato Sticks starring ’70s teen idol Leif Garrett. Watch as Garrett dances to his own recording of “I Was Made for Dancin’.” Gazing into the camera, he says, “I want to dance with you… and this [can of potato sticks].” How dreamy!
Nabisco Idaho Potato Sticks commercial (Japanese) with Leif Garrett (1979)
- Something neat for Show & Tell: Potatoes (Michael’s TV Tray)
- Hey, stop playing with your food! Mr. Potato Head (Michael’s TV Tray)