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Offline RawGoo

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #210 on: October 06, 2016, 04:16:58 AM »
Tied is one of those wackys that's so visually unique. Just the rings of color make me love it.

I really like Tied.  The remade product name, the gag, the character - I wouldn't change a thing!

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #211 on: October 06, 2016, 06:19:28 AM »
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.

I'm with you on this. I remember as a kid feeling cheated when they repeated products.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #212 on: October 06, 2016, 08:30:08 AM »
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.

Yeah the "Heavily" was a stretch, but it works considering the title.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #213 on: October 06, 2016, 08:32:25 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.

Agreed. I loved this one as a kid.  I really like the expression on the poor guys face with his laundry all tied up.  Simple, but memorable.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #214 on: October 06, 2016, 08:47:08 AM »
Me, too. I can understand why they did it, but in a perfect world every Wacky would be a different product, and repeats would only be allowed if every product in existence was already parodied!


I'm with you on this. I remember as a kid feeling cheated when they repeated products.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #215 on: October 06, 2016, 03:47:04 PM »
Diecuts #27 - Mrs. Klean

Mrs. Klean
will wipe up the floor with Mr. Klean if she can find him


Real Product
Mr. Clean


Can't find other info on the bottle from 1967, but I'm pretty sure that gag was a bit of a stretch..

Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #216 on: October 06, 2016, 03:49:00 PM »



here's a vintage tall can, which the card matches better


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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #217 on: October 07, 2016, 02:27:27 AM »
Diecuts #28 - Breadcrust

Breadcrust
Corned Beef Hash
1% Corned Beef
99% Breadcrust


Real Product
Broadcast
Corned Beef Hash


Art = Good, Gag = Bad. They never even changed corned beef hash! How could they?
Maybe it could've been "Bored Beef Hash" but it's better than no difference.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #218 on: October 07, 2016, 03:40:01 AM »
Scorned Beef Trash? But honestly, that minor stuff has zero impact on how much I like a wacky.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #219 on: October 07, 2016, 05:53:27 AM »
This is the only photo I found of the exact Broadcast Corned Beef Hash can, and it's from a YouTube video. Anyone have a better image?
The 2nd photo is obviously a more modern can design.





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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #220 on: October 07, 2016, 07:15:15 AM »
The Breadcrust spoof actually looks more appetizing, imo

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #221 on: October 07, 2016, 12:35:14 PM »
This is the only photo I found of the exact Broadcast Corned Beef Hash can, and it's from a YouTube video. Anyone have a better image?
The 2nd photo is obviously a more modern can design.






That's as good as anything I have. Here's the Wacky for completeness.
I was never a fan of this title. Seems forced.



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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #222 on: October 07, 2016, 12:55:53 PM »
That's as good as anything I have. Here's the Wacky for completeness.
I was never a fan of this title. Seems forced.




This was never one I cared much for.  I think it was partly because I was completely unfamiliar with the product, and partly because I never understood why a person and a dog were eating from the same plate.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #223 on: October 07, 2016, 01:01:11 PM »
Yeah I never really heard of Broadcast until now. I've only known of Hormel as a "name brand".

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #224 on: October 07, 2016, 08:36:13 PM »
This was never one I cared much for.  I think it was partly because I was completely unfamiliar with the product, and partly because I never understood why a person and a dog were eating from the same plate.
Word for word how I feel about it.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #225 on: October 08, 2016, 03:15:34 AM »
Diecuts #29 - Cover Ghoul

Cover Ghoul
Wear it when you're dressed to kill


Real Product
Cover Girl
Clean Make-up


I guess this sticker is nice, but it's very flat and different from the original container.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #226 on: October 08, 2016, 04:46:19 AM »
This is pretty close to the Cover Girl bottle they used for the parody...



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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #227 on: October 08, 2016, 05:26:54 AM »
This is pretty close to the Cover Girl bottle they used for the parody...



Doesn't look like the artists had much to go with.  They at least gave the bottle a little depth, and the gag isn't bad.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #228 on: October 09, 2016, 02:53:47 AM »
Diecuts #30 - Horrid

Horrid
Spray Deodorant
Guaranteed for 5 minutes


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Arrid
Spray Deodorant


I've always liked this card, not sure why.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #229 on: October 09, 2016, 07:14:22 AM »
Diecuts #30 - Horrid

Horrid
Spray Deodorant
Guaranteed for 5 minutes


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Arrid
Spray Deodorant


I've always liked this card, not sure why.

Below is Horrid and a photo of the Arrid can. Simple, eye-catching, but I wish a green mist with flies or something would be spraying out of the nozzle.
I'm sure everyone knows this, but the can the guy is holding in his hand shows the A in Arrid.




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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #230 on: October 09, 2016, 07:20:20 AM »
Diecuts #30 - Horrid

Horrid
Spray Deodorant
Guaranteed for 5 minutes


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Arrid
Spray Deodorant


I've always liked this card, not sure why.

Another one where there was not much to play off of from the original packaging. Decent product title parody. Who doesn't like cartoon skunks? No one in our family used this product so no personal connection.





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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #231 on: October 09, 2016, 07:23:29 AM »
Another one where there was not much to play off of from the original packaging. Decent product title parody. Who doesn't like cartoon skunks? No one in our family used this product so no personal connection.






Oops! We posted photo comparisons at the same time. I can delete mine if you want.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #232 on: October 09, 2016, 07:31:33 AM »
Below is Horrid and a photo of the Arrid can. Simple, eye-catching, but I wish a green mist with flies or something would be spraying out of the nozzle.
I'm sure everyone knows this, but the can the guy is holding in his hand shows the A in Arrid.




I like this one quite a bit.  A green mist coming out of the nozzle would have been cool, but might have taken up too much vertical space to let the can match the product proportions.  Flies on the can label near the guy would have worked.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #233 on: October 09, 2016, 07:58:27 AM »
Below is Horrid and a photo of the Arrid can. Simple, eye-catching, but I wish a green mist with flies or something would be spraying out of the nozzle.
I'm sure everyone knows this, but the can the guy is holding in his hand shows the A in Arrid.
for me, this one is elevated in awesomeness by not having the boring white can lid in place. Shows off a fantastic rendering of the metal and nozzle on the can top.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #234 on: October 09, 2016, 08:11:08 AM »
for me, this one is elevated in awesomeness by not having the boring white can lid in place. Shows off a fantastic rendering of the metal and nozzle on the can top.

Agreed, Horrid has a wonderful can top!

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #235 on: October 09, 2016, 08:24:32 AM »
Have to agree. Comparing the Wacky to the pic of the can really drives that point home.

And I love that gross character.

for me, this one is elevated in awesomeness by not having the boring white can lid in place. Shows off a fantastic rendering of the metal and nozzle on the can top.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #236 on: October 09, 2016, 12:20:03 PM »
Have to agree. Comparing the Wacky to the pic of the can really drives that point home.

And I love that gross character.
I am a fan of Horrid and Cover Ghoul.  Loved Cover Ghoul as a kid.  Both wackys make boring products come to life.
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #237 on: October 09, 2016, 02:52:05 PM »
I think the characters are fraternal twins.

I am a fan of Horrid and Cover Ghoul.  Loved Cover Ghoul as a kid.  Both wackys make boring products come to life.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #239 on: October 10, 2016, 02:04:16 AM »
Diecuts #31 - Jail - O

Jail - O
Grape - Vine Flavor
Sing - Sing's Favorite Dessert (With metal file added)


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Jell - O
Grape Flavor


This one is really appealing..
I also really like the "Sing - Sing" part.

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #240 on: October 10, 2016, 03:49:37 AM »
Diecuts #31 - Jail - O

Jail - O
Grape - Vine Flavor
Sing - Sing's Favorite Dessert (With metal file added)


Real Product
Jell - O
Grape Flavor


This one is really appealing..
I also really like the "Sing - Sing" part.

Another iconic wacky. Great artwork. Nice product parody. Tag lines tie in nicely although I didn't understand the grapevine reference until I asked my Dad and he explained that's how information was spread in prison... via the grapevine, ie. by word of mouth. always loved the file in the clear jello image and the guard incompetency it implied.




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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #241 on: October 11, 2016, 02:12:27 AM »
Diecuts #32 - Ratz

No Biscuit
Ratz enjoy these crackers
Half Pound of moldy crackers


Real Product
Nabisco
Ritz
Crackers


Gee I guess you could say this one is hard to get.. !

..okay I'll stop
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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #242 on: October 11, 2016, 04:10:31 AM »
Diecuts #32 - Ratz

No Biscuit
Ratz
Enjoy these crackers
Half Pound of moldy crackers


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Ritz
Crackers


Gee I guess you could say this one is hard to get.. !

..okay I'll stop

Another iconic wacky. Good product name parody. Unfortunately, the tag lines don't really complement the parody.







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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #243 on: October 11, 2016, 06:09:46 PM »
Unfortunately, the tag lines don't really complement the parody.
You really think so? I think quite the opposite. Don't rats eat moldy, nasty stuff by design?

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Re: Gag Criticism and Variation
« Reply #244 on: October 11, 2016, 10:57:10 PM »
It's one sentence.  "Rats enjoy these crackers"  Not  "RATS.  Enjoy these crackers."