Published online: Apr 16, 2010
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About two years ago, the IPC created a video of Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island, peeling an Idaho potato without a peeler. To view this famous video, click on this link:
The video was used to launch a successful contest on YouTube. Although the contest has ended, Dawn's video has taken on a viral life of its own and is making its way around the globe. To date, it has been enjoyed by more than 10.1 million viewers, and the number of views is increasing exponentially. What makes this video even more remarkable is that less than 1 percent of all videos on YouTube receive 1 million views!
This entertaining potato peeling piece stars Dawn in her home kitchen removing the skin of an Idaho potato using hot and cold water-resulting in a perfectly peeled potato. As she narrates the segment, she makes several amusing references to her days on Gilligan's Island.
The popularity of the video is a great tribute to the iconic and loveable "Mary Ann" and the world's most famous potato, the Idaho potato.