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  1. small potatoesnoun

    One or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.


  1. Small Potatoes

    "Small Potatoes" is the twentieth episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on April 20, 1997. It was written by Vince Gilligan and directed by Cliff Bole. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology. "Small Potatoes" received a Nielsen rating of 13.0 and was viewed by 20.86 million people in its initial broadcast. The episode received positive reviews from critics, with many applauding the entry's humorous tone. The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. Mulder is a believer in the paranormal, and the skeptical Scully has been assigned to debunk his work. In this episode, a small town is “blessed” by babies being born with tails. Mulder and Scully arrive only to encounter a suspect, Eddie Van Blundht, who proves nearly impossible to identify. "Small Potatoes" was written by Gilligan in an attempt to write a lighthearted episode; he did not want to develop a reputation for only writing dark stories. Gilligan asked former series writer Darin Morgan, who had penned four episodes in the second and third seasons, to play Eddie Van Blundht. In fact, the role was written specifically with Morgan in mind. In the original script, the babies were born with wings instead of tails. The effect was eventually changed to tails, because, according to Gilligan, they were funnier.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of small potatoes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of small potatoes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Donald Trump:

    It would make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes.

  2. Donald Trump:

    If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country. That would be one of the biggest insults that anyone has ever seen. It would be very illegal aside from everything else, it would make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes.

  3. Yet Smith:

    Virginia's recent debt issues were small potatoes in comparison to its 19th century debt, at the time the Civil War began, Virginia had the largest in any state in the South and Midwest. It was third behind New York and Pennsylvania. Per capita, Virginia's debt was two or three times what Pennsylvania and New York's was. Virginia's modern debt issues under McDonnell pale to what it dealt with historically.

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