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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #175 on: October 02, 2016, 08:15:12 AM »
That is definitely closer.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #176 on: October 02, 2016, 08:17:26 AM »
I always really liked this one. One simple letter change is almost perfect since rice already looks like lice, and vice versa. I like the way the oval around MINUTE RICE was changed into a pocket watch. Very nice little touch, or did the actual product have that at one time?. No real need for much else on this one. The title stands alone.









Here is an older Minute Rice box...



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« Reply #177 on: October 02, 2016, 08:20:31 AM »
Adding pics for this title.






Here is a vintage Firestone ad I found. Looks like this exact tire in the photo was used for the parody art?



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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #178 on: October 02, 2016, 08:23:50 AM »
I agree. I think that's a great gag

I assume the slum maid is wearing top made from a flour sack.

She should have been serving something more appropriate, such as instant ramen, white bread, and soda pop.   And cigarettes.


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Here is a photo of a vintage Sun Maid box with the brown bar on the bottom. The bar looks lighter on the parody art, but I'm thinking this is the design they used.



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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #179 on: October 02, 2016, 08:58:39 AM »
I found this image in my gallery. Closer design with the checkerboard tablecloth...



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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #180 on: October 02, 2016, 09:01:25 AM »
Thanks for the packaging picture updates. Keep them coming!

I wish I had them all! Impossible to find images of exact Borden Creamer and Broadcast Hash packaging. Anyone?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #181 on: October 02, 2016, 12:24:36 PM »
As a young kid, this image played with my sense of perspective. The guy on the front is leaning over the label, yet appears to be standing inside the bottle. I remember trying to figure that out. This was before I really understood artistic license!



I like the play on "high life" to "low life" with a bum character but "MULLER" is a term associated with milling grain. I wonder if the original intend was to be someone who mulls where  mull is defined as: to make a mess or failure of. But, alas, there is no real word "muller" like that. I like the character and tag line reversal, but maybe only half a star for the product parody itself. This is one of those stretches.






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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #182 on: October 02, 2016, 12:43:27 PM »

I like the play on "high life" to "low life" with a bum character but "MULLER" is a term associated with milling grain. I wonder if the original intend was to be someone who mulls where  mull is defined as: to make a mess or failure of. But, alas, there is no real word "muller" like that. I like the character and tag line reversal, but maybe only half a star for the product parody itself. This is one of those stretches.





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« Reply #183 on: October 02, 2016, 01:19:39 PM »

I like the play on "high life" to "low life" with a bum character but "MULLER" is a term associated with milling grain. I wonder if the original intend was to be someone who mulls where  mull is defined as: to make a mess or failure of. But, alas, there is no real word "muller" like that. I like the character and tag line reversal, but maybe only half a star for the product parody itself. This is one of those stretches.
I found reference to a Muller beer distributor in Philly, which makes me wonder if this one could just be an inside joke of some sort. Miller/Muller, Brewerytown/Bowery. Could help explain why it's not that great a wacky. who knows.

"The name of Muller has long been associated with beer in Philadelphia.  Members of the Muller family grew up in the Brewerytown section of the city and, beginning in the 1800s, worked in breweries and delivered beer in horse-drawn wagons.  Jack Muller, the founder of Muller, Inc., started in the beer business in 1938 with the formation in Philadelphia of Holmesburg Distributing. Located in Northeast Philadelphia, Muller, Inc. is a six-county Importing Beer Distributor and one of the nation's largest distributors of malt beverages."

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« Reply #184 on: October 02, 2016, 01:35:35 PM »
I found reference to a Muller beer distributor in Philly, which makes me wonder if this one could just be an inside joke of some sort. Miller/Muller, Brewerytown/Bowery. Could help explain why it's not that great a wacky. who knows.

"The name of Muller has long been associated with beer in Philadelphia.  Members of the Muller family grew up in the Brewerytown section of the city and, beginning in the 1800s, worked in breweries and delivered beer in horse-drawn wagons.  Jack Muller, the founder of Muller, Inc., started in the beer business in 1938 with the formation in Philadelphia of Holmesburg Distributing. Located in Northeast Philadelphia, Muller, Inc. is a six-county Importing Beer Distributor and one of the nation's largest distributors of malt beverages."
Given the propensity for obscure inside jokes, I think you are on to something!
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #185 on: October 03, 2016, 03:55:53 AM »
Diecuts #24 - Band - Ache

Band - Ache Brand
Strips off skin
Jerkson & Jerkson


Real Product
Band - Aid
Plastic Strips
Johnson & Johnson


Pretty good gag, right Bandaches?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #186 on: October 03, 2016, 09:44:32 AM »
Diecuts #24 - Band - Ache

Band - Ache Brand
Strips off skin
Jerkson & Jerkson


Real Product
Band - Aid
Plastic Strips
Johnson & Johnson


Pretty good gag, right Bandaches?

Another one of the top classic Wackies. As a kid, the band-aid being ripped, along with flesh, from the hand appealed to my love of gore. Very good product parody. Tag line and Company name on Wacky both fit in very nicely. Great artwork.  Its interesting on this one how the colors of the logo and the tag line box were switched from the original. Usually the original series Wackies were very close to the originals in terms of font, colors used, etc. 





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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #187 on: October 03, 2016, 09:52:00 AM »
I do agree that it is odd but I do like this one especially because I've always hated taking band aids off.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #188 on: October 03, 2016, 08:49:15 PM »
Diecuts #24 - Band - Ache

Band - Ache Brand
Strips off skin
Jerkson & Jerkson


Real Product
Band - Aid
Plastic Strips
Johnson & Johnson


Pretty good gag, right Bandaches?
LOL, yeah, I like this one a bit.  We liked saying Jerkson and Jerkson as a kid but I am not sure it fits the gag. I think Goneskin and Goneskin would have been funnier but what do I know.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #189 on: October 04, 2016, 01:57:21 AM »
Diecuts #25 - Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts

Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts
The Heavily
Coffee


Real Product
Chock Full O' Nuts
The Heavenly
Coffee


I guess it works, but heavily seems to bug me with grammar. Eh, I guess it still works, right?  :great:

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #190 on: October 04, 2016, 03:30:07 AM »
LOL, yeah, I like this one a bit.  We liked saying Jerkson and Jerkson as a kid but I am not sure it fits the gag. I think Goneskin and Goneskin would have been funnier but what do I know.

I have to disagree on this one... we used to always jerk band-aids off to get the slow, agonizing hurt over with quickly. Jerkson and Jerkson always made good sense to me.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #191 on: October 04, 2016, 09:19:52 AM »
I found this on Urban Dictionary, for what it's worth.

 mullered
1 Broken, smashed or beaten up to the point of being visisbly altered, unusuable or non-functional.
2 Intoxicated with drink or drugs to the point of non-sensibility.
3 Resoundingly beaten in a competition of some kind.


I found reference to a Muller beer distributor in Philly, which makes me wonder if this one could just be an inside joke of some sort. Miller/Muller, Brewerytown/Bowery. Could help explain why it's not that great a wacky. who knows.

"The name of Muller has long been associated with beer in Philadelphia.  Members of the Muller family grew up in the Brewerytown section of the city and, beginning in the 1800s, worked in breweries and delivered beer in horse-drawn wagons.  Jack Muller, the founder of Muller, Inc., started in the beer business in 1938 with the formation in Philadelphia of Holmesburg Distributing. Located in Northeast Philadelphia, Muller, Inc. is a six-county Importing Beer Distributor and one of the nation's largest distributors of malt beverages."

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #192 on: October 04, 2016, 02:29:11 PM »
Diecuts #25 - Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts

Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts
The Heavily
Coffee


Real Product
Chock Full O' Nuts
The Heavenly
Coffee

I guess it works, but heavily seems to bug me with grammar. Eh, I guess it still works, right?  :great:

This is another one I like quite a bit. Good title parody by adding two words. Change of "Heavenly" to "Heavily" fits well. Nice and simple with pretty cool artwork.





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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #193 on: October 04, 2016, 03:32:03 PM »
This is another one I like quite a bit. Good title parody by adding two words. Change of "Heavenly" to "Heavily" fits well. Nice and simple with pretty cool artwork.






I really like this one, and while they captured the original packaging, I'm glad they added a character.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #194 on: October 04, 2016, 04:35:07 PM »
Great title, great secondary gag, and great visual. Visceral without being too gruesome. And it parodies the product perfectly. This would be a prime example if you were introducing Wackys to someone.


Diecuts #24 - Band - Ache

Band - Ache Brand
Strips off skin
Jerkson & Jerkson


Real Product
Band - Aid
Plastic Strips
Johnson & Johnson


Pretty good gag, right Bandaches?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #195 on: October 04, 2016, 04:37:04 PM »
I also really like this one. Funny, great character, and the open can looks fantastic. I think this would be another good example to use if you were introducing someone to Wackys.


Diecuts #25 - Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts

Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts
The Heavily
Coffee


Real Product
Chock Full O' Nuts
The Heavenly
Coffee


I guess it works, but heavily seems to bug me with grammar. Eh, I guess it still works, right?  :great:
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #196 on: October 04, 2016, 07:37:15 PM »
I have to disagree on this one... we used to always jerk band-aids off to get the slow, agonizing hurt over with quickly. Jerkson and Jerkson always made good sense to me.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #197 on: October 04, 2016, 07:37:36 PM »
Diecuts #25 - Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts

Chock Full O' Nuts and Bolts
The Heavily
Coffee


Real Product
Chock Full O' Nuts
The Heavenly
Coffee


I love this one, I have no issues to call out.
I guess it works, but heavily seems to bug me with grammar. Eh, I guess it still works, right?  :great:
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #198 on: October 04, 2016, 09:04:04 PM »
This is another one I like quite a bit. Good title parody by adding two words. Change of "Heavenly" to "Heavily" fits well. Nice and simple with pretty cool artwork.



I like this title a lot. Great character expression.

Love the exaggerated arms and hands and huge coffee cup. Classic Norm Saunders artwork.



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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #199 on: October 05, 2016, 01:55:34 AM »
Diecuts #26 - Tied

Tied Detergent
Your clothes will be fit to be Tied


Real Product
Tide Detergent


Can't find exact fitting images to add tagline.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #200 on: October 05, 2016, 03:25:20 AM »
Diecuts #26 - Tied

Tied Detergent
Your clothes will be fit to be Tied


Real Product
Tide Detergent


Can't find exact fitting images to add tagline.

Not every product lends itself to a great parody. Speaking of which... here's one now.





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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #201 on: October 05, 2016, 09:23:39 AM »
I always thought this one was clever. Not only is it a homophone, but it also does it by rearranging the same 4 letters. You do your laundry and the clothes come out in a knot. It works for me. Plus, my family used Tide so that was always a bonus.


Diecuts #26 - Tied

Tied Detergent
Your clothes will be fit to be Tied


Real Product
Tide Detergent


Can't find exact fitting images to add tagline.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #202 on: October 05, 2016, 10:47:27 AM »
I'm with everyone else. Chock is an A+ wacky and has always been one of my favorites. Was stoked to coincidentally have it showing on a pack I purchased years ago!


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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #203 on: October 05, 2016, 11:00:58 AM »
Tied is one of those wackys that's so visually unique. Just the rings of color make me love it.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #204 on: October 05, 2016, 12:47:21 PM »
Yeah it's one of the "key wackys" because it's one I automatically think of.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #205 on: October 05, 2016, 04:36:45 PM »
Tied is one of those wackys that's so visually unique. Just the rings of color make me love it.

I don't know - I actually prefer "Toad" from series 12 better!
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #206 on: October 05, 2016, 04:40:16 PM »
Toad is good, but the look on the Tied guys face is priceless!

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #207 on: October 05, 2016, 06:34:07 PM »
Tied is one of those wackys that's so visually unique. Just the rings of color make me love it.
I agree,  the colors are great, underrated wacky
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« Reply #208 on: October 05, 2016, 06:35:20 PM »
I don't know - I actually prefer "Toad" from series 12 better!
I am biased against all reused titles so I perhaps don't give the 2nd version a fair look.  I think it is lazy that products have to be repeated.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #209 on: October 05, 2016, 07:26:08 PM »
Those Wacky gag writers were ahead of their time back in 1967! I have one of those HE washers, and when I put too many clothes in there, especially jeans, they get tangled together and appear to be "tied" together when I pull them out. I don't use Tied detergent, but I do use Pure-Hex.