|Family||The Butcher (son)|
|Abilities||Summoning and shooting potato products|
|Voice Actor||Ed Asner|
Kid Potato is a minor villain In WordGirl voiced by veteran actor Ed Asner. He’s the father of The Butcher, and is a very old-fashioned kind of super-villian, even insisting that his son wears a mask. He uses potato-type attacks, similar to the varying meat abilities his son possesses.
His first appearance is in the episode "Meat My Dad", where he wants his son to be just like him, and even join up with him to make a "dream team" called "Meat and Potatoes."
He criticizes his son's posture, costume, relationship and dealings with WordGirl, and other such trifles. Unfortunately, The Butcher doesn't agree with most of his father's views, and does not want to team up and wear the costume his father wants him to wear. However, he is guilt-tripped into it, but at their first robbery (at the Ye Olde Fancy-Shmancy Jewelry Store) he rebels and tells his father to stop badgering him. WordGirl apprehends the two, and they later reconcile their differences, as seen with the two of them playing catch with a potato in the prison yard.
Kid Potato later returns in the episode "Meat-Life Crisis", where he retires being a supervillain for a while and becomes a vendor at a ballpark. When The Butcher comes to live with him after he loses his meat powers, Kid Potato convinces his son to become a vendor with him. It boosts The Butcher's morale and he is able to sell lots of food with his meat attacks, but when the vending boss only pays The Butcher a minimum wage, he returns to his old, evil ways. Kid Potato goes back into supervillain business to help his son, but they’re both defeated by WordGirl.
In the episode "The Meaty Dimension", it’s revealed that Kid Potato wrote a book teaching The Butcher about his meat powers and how to use them.
- MASHED POTATO SKIDOO!
- POTATO PIE POW!
- SPUDAROO SPATOO!