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Smashmartians

The Smash Martians were the mascots of British instant mash potato Smash in the 1970s and 1980s.

They were a group of robotic martians that were mostly blue in colour, except the leader who was red.


The most well known advert which first aired in 1974 saw the red martian asking one of the blue martians what people on Earth eat, to which the blue martian would reveal a potato. The other martians would then laugh as they are told that humans peel potatoes, boil them for 20 minutes then smash them to bits in order to make mash potato, rather than use Smash.