Robert Downey Jr. is Mr. Peanut in first speaking ad

mr-peanut-robert-downey-jr-560.jpgIn 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.