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Offline Swiski

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« Reply #1785 on: November 13, 2019, 06:44:27 PM »
The Chimpanzee-Champion comparison didn't "spark" :] any interest, so here's the next one...

Decay compared to....nothing?

Here is what the Lost Wackys website says about it:

"According to Len Brown, the creator of Decay, this wacky was not based on any actual product.  However, I found that Dacco Toothpaste (only available in Asia and Europe) was the number 1 selling brand in Vietnam during the wacky era.  No doubt that many G.I.'s brought some home after the war, and perhaps Len encountered a tube or two before writing the Decay gag."


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« Reply #1786 on: November 13, 2019, 07:02:43 PM »
With the recent Halloween release by Neil and Dave's Old School 8, this thread took a back seat to all the exciting news.

Back on track, here is Chimpanzee and Champion spark plugs...



I guess most of our then-juvenile minds had little knowledge or familiarity with spark plugs or auto parts products in general, hence the lack of reaction to this parody, but looking at it now I think they did a nice job with this one.  Any kind of ape character is usually a winner too.

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« Reply #1787 on: November 14, 2019, 01:11:55 AM »
I missed commenting on Chimpanzee because I was focused on Old School  :P

I think it's a great gag with a funny tag line that fits in, and they really nailed the packaging.  The plug itself is fantastic!

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« Reply #1788 on: November 14, 2019, 08:53:42 AM »
I missed commenting on Chimpanzee because I was focused on Old School  :P

I think it's a great gag with a funny tag line that fits in, and they really nailed the packaging.  The plug itself is fantastic!

I have always like this one two but wished the top of the spark plug had been a banana.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1789 on: November 22, 2019, 08:00:37 PM »
The Chimpanzee-Champion comparison didn't "spark" :] any interest, so here's the next one...

Decay compared to....nothing?

Here is what the Lost Wackys website says about it:

"According to Len Brown, the creator of Decay, this wacky was not based on any actual product.  However, I found that Dacco Toothpaste (only available in Asia and Europe) was the number 1 selling brand in Vietnam during the wacky era.  No doubt that many G.I.'s brought some home after the war, and perhaps Len encountered a tube or two before writing the Decay gag."



Nobody has any more information on the Decay parody?

Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1790 on: November 22, 2019, 08:02:20 PM »
I was really looking forward to this one!! Can you guess why? LOL

Swiss Fright and Swiss Knight...



Offline Baked Bears

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« Reply #1791 on: November 23, 2019, 12:48:20 PM »
Good gag all around!  Everything ties together nicely!

Around the holidays, my parents used to buy Swiss Knight and a cheese spread made by Kraft (that came in a small jar that one could later wash out and use as a small juice glass.  Now that I consider it, I cannot think of any product that comes in a jar that also doubles as a drinking glass.  At one time, or so it seems, they used to be rather common.  For that matter, they no longer distribute collectible glasses at fast food chains, either.  At least not to my knowledge.)

Offline MoldRush

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« Reply #1792 on: November 29, 2019, 07:05:33 AM »
Yes, I remember seeing those spreadable cheeses around the holidays a lot.  Sometimes in small jars or tubs, sometimes rolled in balls coated in chopped nuts, etc.  I always pondered the type marbled with red color - was that cherry flavor?  How does that work as a cheese flavor?  Canít say I ever tasted one.  I also remember looking at those edible gift baskets in mail order catalogs, the ones with crackers, salami, canned spreads, fruits, etc.  The soft cheeses would often be part of those.

As for Swiss Fright, another example of great foil detail work.  Has that same illuminated effect as another recent title we talked about (Hairy Lee?).


Offline bigtomi

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« Reply #1793 on: November 29, 2019, 10:12:05 AM »
I always pondered the type marbled with red color - was that cherry flavor?
LOL. It's port wine flavoring.

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« Reply #1794 on: November 29, 2019, 10:35:31 AM »
LOL. It's port wine flavoring.
Further proof of my ignorance in the world of spreadable cheeses!

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« Reply #1795 on: November 29, 2019, 11:29:31 AM »
I was really looking forward to this one!! Can you guess why? LOL

Swiss Fright and Swiss Knight...



I always thought this was a solid Wacky - good gag with funny matching taglines, and well rendered packaging.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1796 on: December 05, 2019, 09:11:47 PM »
Muler's Dregg Noodles and Mueller's Egg Noodles. The thin red and thick blue stripes have been consistent for years, even as the logo and packaging design changed.


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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1797 on: December 06, 2019, 09:04:35 AM »
Muler's Dregg Noodles and Mueller's Egg Noodles. The thin red and thick blue stripes have been consistent for years, even as the logo and packaging design changed.


I never got this one as a kid.  Was not familiar with the product so I had no idea what "dregg" meant.  I do like the donkey though!
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« Reply #1798 on: December 06, 2019, 10:37:09 AM »
I never got this one as a kid.  Was not familiar with the product so I had no idea what "dregg" meant.  I do like the donkey though!

I looked up dregg and the word doesn't exist. However the word dregs exists, meaning "the most worthless part of something" (ex. the dregs of society)

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« Reply #1799 on: December 07, 2019, 09:41:07 AM »
I like how the donkey is kicking and tearing apart the cellophane window.

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« Reply #1800 on: December 07, 2019, 10:41:44 AM »
I like how the donkey is kicking and tearing apart the cellophane window.
Actually, Rob, that's a mule. Fits in with the joke.

Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1801 on: December 07, 2019, 11:06:16 AM »
Actually, Rob, that's a mule. Fits in with the joke.
the 'noodles for donkeys' joke?  >(

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« Reply #1802 on: December 07, 2019, 11:30:11 AM »
the 'noodles for donkeys' joke?  >(
Ah, good eyes! I didn't even notice it.

Btw, I meant the company name joke.

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« Reply #1803 on: December 10, 2019, 09:28:45 AM »
Ah, good eyes! I didn't even notice it.

Btw, I meant the company name joke.
Great point about the name "Muler's" and the Donkey tag-line.  Got me wondering:

https://animals.mom.me/difference-between-mules-donkeys-7249.html
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« Reply #1804 on: December 10, 2019, 02:45:29 PM »
Great point about the name "Muler's" and the Donkey tag-line.  Got me wondering:

https://animals.mom.me/difference-between-mules-donkeys-7249.html

Ha, without sounding like a jackass, I wondered the same thing. :]

 

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