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The big giveaway on the Late Late last night was a bag of spuds for everyone in the audience


BACK IN 2004, Oprah Winfrey famously gave every single member of her studio audience a brand new car.

And last night in Ireland, The Late Late Show had a similarly generous and iconic giveaway:

A big bag of potatoes for all

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People sat in stunned silence at home

While the studio audience seemed delighted

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They were getting free potatoes, after all.

We might finally have hit a pinnacle of stereotype

“What a country”

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In fairness, it was National Potato Day yesterday – and the stereotype is proven to be true on a regular basis

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But the horror was not lost on the audience

There were hampers of crisps, too

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At least some were looking at the positives in all this

While others could only think of the poor unfortunates lugging them out of Montrose

“Is there space in the boot?”

There was something called Improper Butter in the hamper too

keoghs5 Source: RTE Player

Dublin, last night


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