The potato has a few “-tater” jokes, such as:
Q: What do you call an everyday potato?
A: A commentator.
“Common-tater” was cited in print in 1991. “Definition of a ‘commentator’ - an average potato” was cited in 1996.
“What do you call an everyday potato? A commentator” was cited on Twitter on September 20, 2012 and has been printed on GIFs.
“What do you call a helpful potato?”/“A facilitater,” “What do you call a phallic-shaped potato?”/“A dictator” and “What do you call a potato with glasses?”/“A spectator” are other “tater” jokes.
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Henry III Joke List
What do you call a couch potato?
(with my apologies to those who thought my common-tater joke was bad…)
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Definition of a “commentator” - an average potato.
April 2006, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 58, col. 3:
Daffyhition: Commentator - an average potato.
Alex Scalise, Milwaukee, Wis.
what do you call an average potato who gives play by play on sports? a common-tater! Come to my party!
5:45 PM - 14 Feb 2009
Joke from paper: “What do you call a potato with a microphone?” “A common - tater”
6:23 PM - 8 Jun 2009
Carl’s Jr of Vegas
What do you call a potato that anchors a news program?
11:47 PM - 5 Apr 2010
What do you call an average potato? A commentator!! #getit? (common ‘tater)
11:20 AM - 25 Oct 2011
@BodgMattandJoJo NTS - skip Switzerland on my world tour! I have a “joke” for Matt this morning!! What do you call an everyday potato???? :D
12:57 AM - 20 Sep 2012
What do you call an everyday potato…. A common-tater. #producehumor
6:53 PM - 18 Nov 2013