Idaho is a supporting character in . He is a little potato from the countryside who follows beliefs and manners similar to the mannerisms of the Amish.
The Amazing World of Gumball
Idaho is an anthropomorphic potato, with a face, arms, and legs, all drawn in what appears to be black marker. He is one of the smallest characters in the show: only the
virus, the viruses, the bacteria, and his sister are smaller than him, and only his parents and uncle are the same size as him. In season 2, his face gets smaller, and he becomes slightly darker.
Idaho, having been born and raised in the countryside, follows beliefs and mannerisms similar to the Amish, and speaks with a Southern twang. He also does not seem to be very bright. However, he is shown to be friendly and optimistic.
The Vision": He is in the schoolyard in Gumball's imagination. Later, Gumball imagines that he is at a speech. "
The Potato": His second major role. He appears to be offended by Darwin's obsession with potatoes, when he is actually offended by Gumball calling him "brotato." "
The Catfish": He is at school. "
The Weirdo": He is given a map of an egg by Sussie. "
The Best": He has his phone thrown in the sewer. " The Worst": He rots because of Gumball and Darwin.
: A love this special only comes around once in a lifetime. We must nurture it, take care of it, let it grow and blossom like a… a… Darwin
: A potato? Idaho : A potato! Darwin ”
I'm doin' the mashed potato! ”
[When blind-folded, feeling up a golf ball] : Mama? Idaho [Hit by a golf club] AAAAAAAAAAAGGGHH! ”
Sorry, man. You're just not cool enough. ”
: Are you a potato? Richard : Idaho [Slaps his leg] As sure as the world is flat! ”
I have never seen this much dancing since they invented the mashed potato. ”
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Idaho is named after the state of
Idaho, which is sometimes called "The Potato State." Idaho is the smallest supporting character.
The Sock," when Darwin tells Tobias that Idaho did not invite him to his party, Idaho's accent is less of a countryside one and instead, turns into a North American accent. In the early concept poster, Idaho had a lighter color.
On the DVD case, he is shown with six teeth, but he actually only has three.
Idaho's first major role was in "
The Bumpkin." Idaho was possibly the only survivor of the
Joy virus who was not cured or absent in the episode. In the Brazilian dub, his name is "Batata," which literally means "Potato" in Portuguese.
Despite singing off-key in "The Bumpkin," in "
The Scam" he is shown to be an exceptional singer. His family bears a resemblance to the Amish, which could mean that he is too.
If that is true, he may be living in Elmore because of the Amish rite of passage tradition called Rumspringa. Idaho is one of the characters who were originally created by
Ben Bocquelet for old commercial pitches.  Like Anton, he has been shown to get injured quite often, such as in:
The Third": He is stepped on by Tina. "
The Mystery": He is thrown by Tobias. "
The Party": He is carelessly partying with half of himself cut off. "
The Goons": He gets hit by a golf club. "
The Apology": He easily explodes after seeing Miss Simian's butt. "
The Bumpkin": He is kicked (very far) by Darwin. "
The Law": He catches a cold when Masami snows on him. "
The Gift": He is stabbed by Principal Brown, who was about to eat him. "
The Vision": He explodes upon seeing Gumball naked. "
The Potato": His hand gets shut in his locker when Gumball tells him about Darwin trying to overcome his potato craving. "
The Worst": He starts decomposing when Gumball and Darwin angrily growl at him. "
The Candidate": He is stepped on by Gumball, passes out in midair, is thrown at Gumball by Tobias and Anais, and is caught in the explosion of the school. " The Shippening": He is thrown at Rocky by Gumball.