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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #105 on: September 21, 2016, 09:13:45 AM »
Since the name is Crust and it rots teeth, it might have worked to have it be frosting.

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Crust
Garlic Flavor
Tooth Paste
Tastes Lousy
Brush teeth twice a month


Real Product
Crest
Fluoristan
Toothpaste
Large Size


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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #106 on: September 21, 2016, 09:23:43 AM »
Since the name is Crust and it rots teeth, it might have worked to have it be frosting.

Yeah, garlic wouldn't do much damage to teeth. "Frosting Flavor" or maybe "Cement tooth paste" would be better supporting text for a product called "Crust" which would destroy your teeth.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #107 on: September 21, 2016, 11:39:51 AM »
Come to think of it, crust is for pie and frosting is for cake, so I'm not sure that makes sense after all.

Since the name is Crust and it rots teeth, it might have worked to have it be frosting.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2016, 02:18:11 AM »
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Kook Aid
Instant soft drink mix (up)
2 Quarts will drive you kooky


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Kool Aid
Instant Soft Drink - Add sugar
Makes 2 Quarts
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2016, 09:15:08 AM »


I've always said that Crust is the most iconic Wacky to me.  I think it is a perfect gag for a toothpaste parody and they only had to change one letter of the product name! Also the fact that it was on the Original Series wrappers made it special.  Whenever I explain to someone what Wacky Packages are, I always use "Crust instead of Crest" as an example.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #110 on: September 22, 2016, 10:53:08 AM »
Diecuts #13 - Kook Aid

Kook Aid
Instant soft drink mix (up)
2 Quarts will drive you kooky


Real product
Kool Aid
Instant Soft Drink - Add sugar
Makes 2 Quarts
Grape Imitation Flavor


Like CRUST, this is one I always considered an iconic WP. Another simple one letter replacement in the name. The kid fishing in the pitcher always makes me smile. The kooky, mixed-up face on the pitcher ties this one all together nicely. (I always thought that smiling face wiped in the pitcher perspiration on the actual Kool-Aid packet was one of those instances of marketing genius).  One of my favorite 5 Wackies of all time. This is another product we consumed in mass quantities at my household. I think my mother was brainwashed into believing that sugar was good for us. Few things can transport me back to being 10 years old like a packet of Kool-Aid, or a Kook-Aid sticker.




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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2016, 08:17:30 PM »
It was thru this ish of Cracked mag that we all got together and did fanzines as kids.  Paul Laikin was editor, and he wrote this piece.  Later he worked on the Wacky stuff with us and so a few of the basic old Cracked gags are repeated on Wackys years later.  http://www.lostwackys.com/Wacky-Packages/1st-series/1st-series-Camals-r.htm


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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #112 on: September 23, 2016, 02:24:06 AM »
Diecuts #14 - Alcohol Seltzer

Get drunk with
Alcohol Seltzer
Hic Hic


Real product
Alka Seltzer

I can't read the rest of the words there.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #113 on: September 23, 2016, 07:19:33 AM »
I've always said that Crust is the most iconic Wacky to me.  I think it is a perfect gag for a toothpaste parody and they only had to change one letter of the product name! Also the fact that it was on the Original Series wrappers made it special.  Whenever I explain to someone what Wacky Packages are, I always use "Crust instead of Crest" as an example.

Agreed.  Simple but effective, and very memorable.  Looking at the actual package from the early seventies, it seems they decided to switch the location of the red triangle.  I wonder why?
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #114 on: September 23, 2016, 08:13:44 AM »
Diecuts #14 - Alcohol Seltzer

Get drunk with
Alcohol Seltzer
Hic Hic


Real product
Alka Seltzer

I can't read the rest of the words there.

Decent parody on this WP but it was never one of my favorites. Not a household item for us either. We got Baking Soda and water when we had stomach aches. Its interesting that a caricature of Speedy, the Alka-Seltzer mascot, was used on the WP but did not appear on the actual product. This may reflect how much exposure he had at the time from the television commercials and print ads.




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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #115 on: September 23, 2016, 09:46:40 AM »
Great image, simple gag. I really like the quirky addition of having a kid fishing in the pitcher. Unusual stuff like that can add so much interest.

Diecuts #13 - Kook Aid

Kook Aid
Instant soft drink mix (up)
2 Quarts will drive you kooky


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Kool Aid
Instant Soft Drink - Add sugar
Makes 2 Quarts
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #116 on: September 24, 2016, 01:57:32 AM »
Diecuts #15 - Demented Tomatoes

Demented
Rotten Tomatoes


Real product
Del Monte
Stewed Tomatoes


If you ask me, this is a perfect example of a simple, but effective gag. Also, the artwork is great. Definitely up there with my favorite Wackys.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #117 on: September 24, 2016, 07:47:14 AM »
Diecuts #15 - Demented Tomatoes

Demented
Rotten Tomatoes


Real product
Del Monte
Stewed Tomatoes


If you ask me, this is a perfect example of a simple, but effective gag. Also, the artwork is great. Definitely up there with my favorite Wackys.

The dead eye on the tomato on the right, has always made this one terrific for me. Nice parody, great artwork. This one scared my younger sister so I could chase her around the house with it for hours. Torment, like only a sibling can dish out.





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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #118 on: September 25, 2016, 03:48:59 AM »
Diecuts #16 - Pure Hex

Pure Hex
Powerful Bleach
Removes stains and cloth


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Purex
Bleach

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #119 on: September 25, 2016, 06:44:29 AM »
Diecuts #16 - Pure Hex

Pure Hex
Powerful Bleach
Removes stains and cloth


Real Product
Purex
Bleach


Perhaps, not one of the most memorable Wackies. Could have borrowed the old MAD magazine standard and tagged it "Powerful Blech"




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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #120 on: September 25, 2016, 12:48:06 PM »
I do like the name but not the gag or artwork.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #121 on: September 26, 2016, 02:34:21 AM »
Diecuts #17 - Weakies

Weakies
Breakfast of Chumps
Generally Moldy
Messy Untoasted Half - Cooked Flakes


Real Product
Wheaties
Breakfast of Champs
General Mills

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #122 on: September 26, 2016, 12:41:47 PM »
Diecuts #17 - Weakies

Weakies
Breakfast of Chumps
Generally Moldy
Messy Untoasted Half - Cooked Flakes


Real Product
Wheaties
Breakfast of Champs
General Mills


I think most will agree this is one of the iconic Wackies. Nice parody. Simple. Terrific artwork.  The "Messy Untoasted Half - Cooked Flakes" tag line, not really even needed. There may have been something similar on an actual box from that time frame, but I didn't see one.






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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #123 on: September 26, 2016, 02:45:34 PM »
Scot & Mark. You 2 are doing a great job. Keep it going. Scot can you get pictures for the 1st 3 or 4 diecuts  without the real product?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #124 on: September 26, 2016, 03:18:39 PM »
Yeah I'm sure when people think of Wackies they probably think of this one of many. Pretty good gag since it's definitely the best combination of words.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2016, 03:19:42 PM »
Scot & Mark. You 2 are doing a great job. Keep it going. Scot can you get pictures for the 1st 3 or 4 diecuts  without the real product?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #126 on: September 27, 2016, 02:43:44 AM »
Diecuts #18 - Schmutz

Move down to Schmutz
Know the joy of dirty living
The beer that made Milwaukee burp


Real Product
Schlitz
The beer that made Milwaukee famous
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #127 on: September 27, 2016, 05:12:04 AM »
Real Product
Schitz


LOL. I've heard it called that name a bunch of times.  ;D
The gag writers Probably wanted to use that on the wacky too.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #128 on: September 27, 2016, 09:36:17 AM »
The tomatoes are fantastically demented.

Diecuts #15 - Demented Tomatoes

Demented
Rotten Tomatoes


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Del Monte
Stewed Tomatoes


If you ask me, this is a perfect example of a simple, but effective gag. Also, the artwork is great. Definitely up there with my favorite Wackys.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #129 on: September 27, 2016, 09:37:01 AM »
Could have used a witch.

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Pure Hex
Powerful Bleach
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Bleach


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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #130 on: September 27, 2016, 09:37:52 AM »
Great title and great art. Sometimes, that's all it takes.

Diecuts #17 - Weakies

Weakies
Breakfast of Chumps
Generally Moldy
Messy Untoasted Half - Cooked Flakes


Real Product
Wheaties
Breakfast of Champs
General Mills


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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #131 on: September 27, 2016, 12:46:02 PM »
LOL. I've heard it called that name a bunch of times.  ;D
The gag writers Probably wanted to use that on the wacky too.

WELL... Fixed that one. Haha

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #132 on: September 27, 2016, 07:03:14 PM »
The tomatoes are fantastically demented.

I get a lot of compliments on my Demented Tomatoes shirts!  I wish this had been used in Series 1 as a sticker so I could have seen it a lot sooner than I eventually did.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #133 on: September 28, 2016, 02:24:44 AM »
Diecuts #19 - Minute Lice

Minute Lice
Pre-Cooked Lice
Long Skinny Type
Makes 6 Sloppy Servings


Real Product
Minute Rice
Enriched Rice Cooked ?


Can't really find pictures of the old product. Scot, take the reins.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #134 on: September 28, 2016, 06:43:25 AM »
I think most will agree this is one of the iconic Wackies. Nice parody. Simple. Terrific artwork.  The "Messy Untoasted Half - Cooked Flakes" tag line, not really even needed. There may have been something similar on an actual box from that time frame, but I didn't see one.

Breakfast of Chumps  -  Probably the best tag line of all Wacky's ever!!
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #135 on: September 28, 2016, 09:14:12 AM »
Breakfast of Chumps  -  Probably the best tag line of all Wacky's ever!!

Yeah, you just don't hear people called chumps, galoots, or lugs anymore. Sniff.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #136 on: September 28, 2016, 12:05:42 PM »
Updated

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #137 on: September 28, 2016, 12:44:40 PM »
Yeah, you just don't hear people called chumps, galoots, or lugs anymore. Sniff.

I agree. However, "Breakfast of Chumpions" would have been a funny pun. Reminds me - wasn't there a guy on the old forum with the last name Wackel who made his own home-made parodies called Wackel Packelges?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2016, 02:01:20 AM »
Diecuts #20 - Gadzooka

Gadzooka
Annoy Your Teacher
Chew Bubble Gum in Class


Real Product
Original Bazooka
Bubble Gum


I think this might be the most iconic wacky, so I can't complain about the gag. It's memorable!

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #139 on: September 30, 2016, 02:18:42 AM »
Diecuts #21 - Moron Salt

Moron Salt
When it rains, the salt doesn't pour


Real Product
Morton Salt
When it rains it pours


Fair enough..
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