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Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2275 on: July 25, 2020, 12:50:17 PM »
Nose-X compared to Kleenex. It's a nicely illustrated parody, but the parody name is horrible!

I would have made the parody a little closer to the real product name.

Something like Queen-Ex would have been funny. Show a dethroned queen sobbing, using the tissues for tears as she is kicked out of the palace.


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Offline MoldRush

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« Reply #2276 on: July 25, 2020, 01:47:54 PM »
Nose-X compared to Kleenex. It's a nicely illustrated parody, but the parody name is horrible!

I would have made the parody a little closer to the real product name.

Something like Queen-Ex would have been funny. Show a dethroned queen sobbing, using the tissues for tears as she is kicked out of the palace.


I still canít believe itís Kleenex theyíre spoofing based on the parody name, but the font looks the same, so go figure.

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« Reply #2277 on: July 25, 2020, 06:19:44 PM »
Nose-X compared to Kleenex. It's a nicely illustrated parody, but the parody name is horrible!

I would have made the parody a little closer to the real product name.

Something like Queen-Ex would have been funny. Show a dethroned queen sobbing, using the tissues for tears as she is kicked out of the palace.



This has always gotten my vote for most obscure Wacky. I may have mentioned that long ago, but other than that, I can't remember a single reference to it on any of the Forums going back to 1999. Few people would remember it from the original run, and it's not likely to be chosen as a Forum name. But it does get points for the character and the messy wad on top.

Is it possible that the name was intended to slip one past the censors? Even then it wouldn't make much sense, but it might be mildly titillating to fourth graders.

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« Reply #2278 on: July 25, 2020, 07:09:57 PM »
Is it possible that the name was intended to slip one past the censors? Even then it wouldn't make much sense, but it might be mildly titillating to fourth graders.

That's a good catch!  I never thought of that.  Of course I don't remember this series at all as a kid.

It reminds me of the time at work that the web site Experts-Exchange.com was blocked.

Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2279 on: July 27, 2020, 07:52:03 AM »
This has always gotten my vote for most obscure Wacky. I may have mentioned that long ago, but other than that, I can't remember a single reference to it on any of the Forums going back to 1999. Few people would remember it from the original run, and it's not likely to be chosen as a Forum name. But it does get points for the character and the messy wad on top.

Is it possible that the name was intended to slip one past the censors? Even then it wouldn't make much sense, but it might be mildly titillating to fourth graders.

Looking over the parody, it almost seems like the parody joke centers around....self pleasuring? No Sex! The guy on the box has a big smile on his face, and the tagline on the bottom "pops up automatically." Maybe I'm looking into it too much. LOL!

Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2280 on: July 30, 2020, 12:29:32 PM »
Snort vs Sport magazine...



Offline MoldRush

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« Reply #2281 on: July 30, 2020, 05:51:18 PM »
Ok Wacky I guess, but the title ĎSnortí brings a different kind of substance abuse to mind....

Canít go there with a kiddie audience, I get it.  Just sayiní.  There are quite a few Wackys with drunkenness themes, I guess thatís as far out there as they could go.  Probably explains why thereís no magazine parody for High Times.

Offline lucidjc

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« Reply #2282 on: July 30, 2020, 06:29:18 PM »
Long before drugs were around to snort, having a sip of whisky was know as a snort or a belt, just to name a few.


Jim

Offline mikecho

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« Reply #2283 on: July 30, 2020, 07:57:22 PM »
Snort vs Sport magazine...


Well, whaddya know? Doctor Octopus with four extra real arms is on a magazine cover!

I didn't know he could play basketball as well as be a supervillain! Lost a lot of weight and ditched the glasses too, lol!
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« Reply #2284 on: July 30, 2020, 08:09:34 PM »
Long before drugs were around to snort, having a sip of whisky was know as a snort or a belt, just to name a few.


Jim

I've heard it referred to as a snoot, or a snootfull also - but maybe that was my bad hearing....
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Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2285 on: August 02, 2020, 05:30:17 AM »
Fearasil and Clearasil...



Offline MoldRush

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« Reply #2286 on: August 02, 2020, 02:37:42 PM »
First, kudos on the perfectly matching real product image.

This has always been a sort of overlooked Wacky for me, never having particularly liked or hated it.  But contrasting it with the real product image now increases my appreciation of it.  The drippy black and red background stripes are an excellent embellishment.  Makes me think of the film The Shining.  Add the cute little witch and itís a nice horror-themed Wacky.  Thumbs up for Fearasil!!!

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« Reply #2287 on: August 02, 2020, 05:34:41 PM »
And it looks like they conveniently left plenty of room on the bottom of the tube to add a witch!

First, kudos on the perfectly matching real product image.

This has always been a sort of overlooked Wacky for me, never having particularly liked or hated it.  But contrasting it with the real product image now increases my appreciation of it.  The drippy black and red background stripes are an excellent embellishment.  Makes me think of the film The Shining.  Add the cute little witch and itís a nice horror-themed Wacky.  Thumbs up for Fearasil!!!

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« Reply #2288 on: August 03, 2020, 08:58:39 AM »
And it looks like they conveniently left plenty of room on the bottom of the tube to add a witch!
Wow, didnít notice that.  Kind of peculiar even for then.  By todayís standards would probably never happen.

Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2289 on: August 05, 2020, 04:54:15 AM »
Polarbearoid compared to Polaroid film. Film type 107 to be exact. They made they best out of a boring real package with that nice bear illustration


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« Reply #2290 on: August 05, 2020, 06:02:25 AM »
Polarbearoid compared to Polaroid film. Film type 107 to be exact. They made they best out of a boring real package with that nice bear illustration



Wow, this has to be the most impressive makeover from any product.  There is literally nothing on the box!  Great vision and great artwork to get this Wacky completed.
Still looking for Series 17

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« Reply #2291 on: August 05, 2020, 06:12:07 AM »
Wow, this has to be the most impressive makeover from any product.  There is literally nothing on the box!  Great vision and great artwork to get this Wacky completed.

Agreed!

Offline drono

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« Reply #2292 on: August 05, 2020, 10:35:43 AM »
I think it you looked through all 16 OS you'd find plenty of other examples, but maybe not as dramatic.  The very first one I remember seeing is Gadzooka in series 1.  It's an example of nothing on the packaging but a great character add.

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« Reply #2293 on: August 05, 2020, 11:20:31 AM »
I think it you looked through all 16 OS you'd find plenty of other examples, but maybe not as dramatic.  The very first one I remember seeing is Gadzooka in series 1.  It's an example of nothing on the packaging but a great character add.
Probably the complete absence of color in the real product puts this one in a special class.

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« Reply #2294 on: August 06, 2020, 07:21:08 AM »
Irish Ring and Irish Spring...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2295 on: August 06, 2020, 01:15:34 PM »
You doesn't love, "our prices be Dublin"?
aka Scot Leibacher (no trademark)

Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2296 on: Today at 07:04:43 AM »
Totarillo compared to Tiparillo.

I also included the inspiration for Norm Saunders baby illustration - Raining on Baby New Year by J C Leyendecker, used on the December 31st, 1927 cover of the Saturday Evening Post.



Offline mikecho

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« Reply #2297 on: Today at 11:59:48 AM »
Totarillo compared to Tiparillo.

I also included the inspiration for Norm Saunders baby illustration - Raining on Baby New Year by J C Leyendecker, used on the December 31st, 1927 cover of the Saturday Evening Post.


I take it the "A" in the third photo stands for "Aromatic", am I right?

I just want to know so I can tell Patrick (Fanatical and Sickly) so he can put it on the Spreadsheet.

 

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