mr peanut robert downey jr 560 Robert Downey Jr. is Mr. Peanut in first speaking adIn the evolution of legumes, speaking takes time.

It took 94 years for Planters’ monocle-wearing mascot Mr. Peanut to speak, so of course they needed an Oscar-nominated actor to do it.

Robert Downey, Jr., who currently stars in the comedy “Due Date” with Zach Galifianakis, takes his nutty self to hawk peanuts.

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Photo credits: Planters, Getty Images