Yesterday, I told you about Elvis Presley Enterprise’s new Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley. Today, I’ve already started to see the national media sniffing at this story. A couple of the newscasters on television cable news network CNN had a good laugh about it, including photos of the overweight spud bulging out of his jumpsuit. The media always prefers to makes jokes out of Elvis stories, but does Elvis Presley Enterprises really need to make it this easy for them?
Anyway, today, I have an exclusive list of rejected marketing slogans* for Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley. Here they are:
- Build Your Dreams On Suspicious Rinds
- It’s Elvis In Spudway: Smooth, Fast, And No Lumps!
- Keep Buyin’ Them Taters
- 50,000,000 Elvis Spuds Can’t Be Wrong
- Always On Your Rind
- The Memphis Spud
- Kids, When Your Potato Has Sideburns, You’d Better Run!
- Your Lovin’ Teddy Spud!
- Worse. Than. The. Duck.
- Elvis: The Complete Mashers
- Will Work As Food
- It’s A Hunka’ Hunka’ Burnin’ Mush
- Elvis Potato Head Today, Elvis’ Golden Fries Tomorrow
- One For The Money
- Gentle On Your Rind
By the way, the only way to make Elvis Presley Enterprises stop authorizing these kind of junk products is for Elvis fans to stop buying them. So, avoid the potato, and let your family and friends know that you don’t want it either. Why let them waste their money?
4 thoughts on “Exclusive: Rejected Marketing Slogans for Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley”
Great Post! I have been aginst this from the onstart! I was kicked out of the Elvis Insiders and permanently barred […] because I would call them on there disgustin and disrespectful products and on the abuse that Elvis Presley is taking from the over abundance of ETAs!
I will not stop standing up and voicing my opinion on anythig that I find displeasing! Kicking me out of the Insiders surely will not stop me EPE! I was kicked out because […] I had the flow started against Elvis Mr Potato Head and I was always showing where EPE was overcharging Fans for their tacky and shameful events! They also saw that I had a good following. […]
We Elvis Fans are smart enought to know what type of respectful products we want! We are no longer going to accept these shoddy, tastless, disgustin and disrespectful products! Elvis deserves to be remembered for more that to be the butt of a joke!
Thank you for the passionate response, Arthi. It seems a lot of fans are in agreement with you.
I have to say this is so silly and really degrading to see. Elvis is the most marketable name still today almost 33 years after his passing. Surely they can do better than this. I would hope Lisa Marie and his exwife Priscilla would take a stand and condemn this. Elvis needs and deserves to be respected and I really think they could do better than this. I don’t know the cost but even $1.00 to charity would be too much. No wonder EPE is up for sale again, with marketing like this I hope they lose money. Elvis is not a joke, lets treat him with the respect he deserves.
Thanks for commenting, Nancy. It is amazing the kind of products that get approved. Early on, back in the 1980s, Elvis Presley Enterprises helped to stop products that were detrimental to Elvis’ image – the most common example being Elvis toenail clippers. These days, one wouldn’t be surprised to see Elvis toenail clippers make a comeback as an official product – available in multiple Elvis eras, of course.
As for the potato, the retail price will be $19.99 (with, as far as I know, none to charity).
Not all of their products are bad, though. I’m going to cover one of the good ones in an upcoming post.
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