Tater Adams – The Man Who Burglarized My Sofa
Petaluma resident Melissa Haley was shocked to find 44-year-old James Adams sitting on her sofa on Thursday. Adams broke into the home intending to steal something but became distracted by some tater tots instead and ran out.
Adams was arrested and has an extensive criminal history. Additionally, he is an avid follower of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Early Life and Education
John was born into a comfortable but not wealthy Massachusetts farming family on October 30th 1735. His father was an active deacon at Congregational Church who encouraged John’s education; however, John preferred spending most of his time outdoors hunting and fishing for sport.
Principal Tater, who takes an extreme dislike to Adam Young, often refers to him as an immature “twit”. They both harbor animosity for one another yet occasionally work together.
Tater from That 70’s Show can be likened to Red Forman; both characters are often made fun of for being bald adults who frequently joke about it and both lost their colored locks as adults. Furthermore, both are typically antagonistic towards the protagonists on which their stories focus – often seeking ways to thwart or undermine them at times.
Tater is an avid sports enthusiast who thrives on team work. He currently coaches the Hotshots 14U softball team as well as serving as an assistant coach for Polk County Youth Football League.
He is driven to trust others, particularly women. When Quade and Mitch show up at his farm with the intent to steal gold from him, he quickly trusts them without question.
Royal Dano is an actor known for appearing in thirteen Gunsmoke episodes and playing both sinister villains and comical comedic roles – this episode being no exception! His portrayal of Obie Tater in particular showcases his impressive acting capabilities.
He currently teaches private voice lessons, music theory courses and musical theater style and lit at Rockford University, as well as leading Women’s Ensemble and Regent Singers choirs.
Achievement and Honors
Tater was also instrumental in coaching the girls’ softball team, earning him the area coach of the year award three years in a row: 1994, 1995 and 2001. Tater developed an important father/son relationship with Adam; although Tater disapproved of Adam being employed as a teacher he allowed him to keep it anyway.
Utilizing school resources for personal gain, including using its backup generator for his personal needs (he has several lamps in his room as well as an electric fan and massage chair), many students found him endearing (there was even a club dedicated to him!). A scholarship was established in his name in the medical field upon his passing at age 53 in 2022. His wife Beth Cagle Adams survived him, as did their four children Brooke Callahan, Hunter Stewart, Bradden Flowers and Zoey Adams.
Tater is a beloved character despite being somewhat dim-witted and lacking empathy. His baldness serves as a running gag; when anyone gives it back (Mr DNA or Mr Alligator), Tater always thanks them profusely. Tater sometimes dislikes Adam but sometimes works alongside him to show he cares for the students of Finnegan High School.
He holds an intimate connection to Ivy, whom he loves very deeply. He also has a soft spot for Derby but sometimes gets caught off guard by his antics and gets taken advantage of himself. Red Forman from That 70’s Show stands in sharp contrast as both are adult bald people whose lack of hair colour is frequently made fun of; both also disliked their respective protagonists and often attempted to undermine them in some way.