I’m not really sure it’s the “GREATEST FUCKIN SONG EVER,” as one YouTube commenter put it, but watching an animated Cheryl Wheeler and the Spudding Taternacle Choir sing “Potato” is an amusing way to spend a minute (which is exactly how long the video is). Some of folk singer Wheeler’s song lyrics are quite profound. These are not those lyrics. These lyrics, however, are perfect for singing along to. Here’s a taste: “They’re red, they’re white, they’re brown. They get that way underground. There can’t be much to do, so now they have blue ones, too.”
Considering it’s the United Nations International Year of the Potato, this song really deserves more attention. Thank goodness for YouTube.