What Should Toy Story Do About Mr. Potato Head?
Last week, we lost a comedy legend.
Legendary comedian Don Rickles died last week at 90.
He was best known from appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson; and, from Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast, for his insult comedy. He had the best, funniest put-downs. His career got a boost when Frank Sinatra caught his act, and Rickles jokingly mocked The Chairman of the Board.
He was in a bunch of classic movies, like the ’60’s Beach movies with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. He was in Casino with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci.
Probably his most memorable role was Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story.
There’s a fourth Toy Story movie coming out in two years, 2019. Rickles had not yet recorded his lines for the film.
Should Toy Story put Mr. Potato Head up on the shelf and retire the character?
When Paul Walker died in 2013, his brothers stood in for him the finish Furious 7, which was his final role.
There’s enough footage that was filmed of Princess Leia, to enable Carrie Fisher to be seen in both Star Wars 8, in theaters this December, and Star Wars 9, coming out around the same time as Toy Story 4 in 2019. Fisher and her mother both passed away a few month ago, over the holidays.
What do you think? Should Toy Story recast Mr. Potato Head or the retire the character to the shelf?