Eager to break free from
his typecast role in Toy Story 1 & 2, Spud packed up and flew south
to Huntington Beach, California
to audition for a part in the new season of the blockbuster hit TV show,
Spud had learned that they
were looking for someone who was athletic, well tanned and a magnet
for women. While Spud fit the bill admirably in most respects, he knew
the competition would be tough. To help him achieve the right 'look',
he dropped by to see his pals on Hollywood
Boulevard to get a new ring for his tongue and to get a wild purple
To top it all off, the
tuber picked up an authentic Big Kahuna surfboard, threw it in his woody,
cranked up the Beach Boys and motored down to the surfing capital of
When he arrived, the beach
was crawling with lifeguard wannabes and bikini clad sun worshippers..
Spud had never seen so much plastic and silicone in one place.
Eager to show off for the
show's producer, legend and screen god David Hasselhoff, Spud grabbed
his board and ran out into the foaming waves.
His testosterone level
was much higher than his sanity that day, as Spud had never surfed before
in his life. This became painfully evident as he was battered from pillar
to post by the pounding waves. Soon after unsuccessfully attempting
to Hang Ten, the pummeled potato was washed up on the beach;
salt water pouring from every orifice. The tuber didn't know what was
more painful: his bruised and beaten body or the torture of hearing
the Beach Boys drone over and over and over.
Either way, he knew beach
life wasn't for him.