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Offline Baked Bears

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #980 on: September 10, 2017, 07:31:17 AM »
Time for a new one...Monotony and Monopoly




Not exactly the most dynamic, yet does follow the original product faithfully.  All of the taglines and gags are tight and unified.

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« Reply #981 on: September 10, 2017, 07:39:49 AM »

Not exactly the most dynamic, yet does follow the original product faithfully.  All of the taglines and gags are tight and unified.

Agreed. This one gets an "A" for parody. Unfortunately, not much on the original product to lend to outstanding illustration. I do like the way railroad engines become beds on the Wacky.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #982 on: September 10, 2017, 07:47:32 AM »
Time for a new one...Monotony and Monopoly


Always loved this one.  The gag is perfect since the game can really be pretty monotonous!
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« Reply #983 on: September 10, 2017, 08:04:40 AM »
The gag is perfect since the game can really be pretty monotonous!

Yeah, especially when you're losing, have no chance whatsoever of making a comeback - and the game continues on for another two hours!

(Perhaps Quentin Tarantino could make "Monopoly" into a movie, kind of a mash-up between "Monopoly" and "Reservoir Dogs," featuring a gang of hoods holed-up in some backroom whiling away the time with a board game?  Various back stories could unfold in the dialogue, revealing the shortcomings, failures, and regrets of the characters.  Bound by an unwritten code, nobody is permitted to leave.  "Shaddup!  Just sit down and playing the &%$#ing game!"  All the while, the tension would continue to escalate and escalate as one character slowly rises above the others to become "tycoon."  Of course, we all know how just such a scenario would end: a pistol pressed against someone's temple as they are ordered to roll the dice, the little Scottie dog getting blown off of the playing board, etc..)
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« Reply #984 on: September 10, 2017, 09:05:13 AM »
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Monotony and Monopoly
As has been mentioned, not an outstanding piece of artwork [not much to work with], but nonetheless, one of Series 6 which I recall most fondly. Always thought it was very humorous and looked just like the real product.
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« Reply #985 on: September 10, 2017, 10:23:35 AM »
Time for a new one...Monotony and Monopoly



I always liked this one.  The title is appropriate, if you've ever been in an hours long game, and the guy falling asleep is pretty funny!

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #986 on: September 12, 2017, 05:17:07 AM »
Baby Runt and Baby Ruth. The wrapper photo is from the collection of either Greg Koenig or Jason Liebig.



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« Reply #987 on: September 13, 2017, 05:27:57 AM »
Baby Runt and Baby Ruth. The wrapper photo is from the collection of either Greg Koenig or Jason Liebig.



When I see the artwork for Baby Runt, I'm reminded of Caddyshack when Bill Murray's character finds a candy bar in the pool. You know the scene!

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« Reply #988 on: September 13, 2017, 05:30:33 AM »
Valveater and Velveeta. I think the guy on Valveater is the very first punk rocker!



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« Reply #989 on: September 25, 2017, 05:21:08 AM »
I'd hate to see this thread disappear, so I will continue posting parody and real product comparisons.
Here is the next in checklist order from the vintage 6th Series...Snarlamint and Parliament.
I love horror Wackies! Love how they made the V shape into a bat. Don't understand why the parody isn't Snarlament with the e.


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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #990 on: September 25, 2017, 05:41:19 AM »
I'd hate to see this thread disappear, so I will continue posting parody and real product comparisons.
Here is the next in checklist order from the vintage 6th Series...Snarlamint and Parliament.
I love horror Wackies! Love how they made the V shape into a bat. Don't understand why the parody isn't Snarlament with the e.



I always kind of liked this one as a kid.  Fiends and monsters, and a good representation of the actual product. 

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #991 on: November 28, 2017, 03:19:34 PM »
My Sin vs My Sink



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« Reply #992 on: November 28, 2017, 03:30:19 PM »
that piece is a true work of art, even more so when it has the Mona Lisa inside.


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« Reply #993 on: November 28, 2017, 05:22:18 PM »
that piece is a true work of art, even more so when it has the Mona Lisa inside.

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These liquid filled Wackys are some of my favorites.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #994 on: November 28, 2017, 07:40:09 PM »
Thanks for reviving this thread.  The real products angle, from OS thru ANS and OLDS, has been a more dominant aspect of my Wacky enthusiasm of late.

The My Sink parody was always a mystery to me, as I was completely unfamiliar with this square bottle product.  Can't remember if I first saw it in the Reissue era or OS6, but it has always reminded me of that Little Rascals episode where the kids try to bake a cake in a big deep square container, and they start just recklessly throwing all kinds of shit in there - a belt, a shoe, etc.  "everything but the kitchen sink."  Weep . . . Wowwww!!!!

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #995 on: November 29, 2017, 02:04:24 AM »
My Sin vs My Sink




One of my all time favorites, and another product I still call by the Wacky name.  The bottle is magnificent!  Love the stuff floating around inside, and the nauseous looking fish.  Great gag and taglines, and the faucet on the lid is the crowning touch.
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Offline Swiski

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« Reply #996 on: November 29, 2017, 12:57:08 PM »
Someone once coined the phrase "flotsam and Jetsam" for the liquid wackies.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #997 on: November 30, 2017, 03:18:38 PM »
Cut-Rong and Cut-Rite...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #998 on: November 30, 2017, 03:26:07 PM »
Not going to lie, but there's nothing too special about this one.

...well I do like the paper.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #999 on: December 01, 2017, 01:42:07 AM »
Cut-Rong and Cut-Rite...



Decent gag, and a really good rendering of the box.  I remember sticking this on the box under our kitchen sink.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1000 on: December 01, 2017, 04:49:12 AM »
Scare Deal and Square Deal Composition Note Books...




Offline Baked Bears

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« Reply #1001 on: December 01, 2017, 06:03:13 PM »
Ah!  This was one of my favorites! 

Always liked the worms, too!

Never cared that much for the actual composition book itself  - What ten year old would? - save for the fact that my friends and I would stick our Wackys on the covers.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1002 on: December 01, 2017, 06:47:33 PM »



Never cared that much for the actual composition book itself 

You are right, in more ways than 1. The square deal was awful at tearing pages out of.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1003 on: December 01, 2017, 07:13:05 PM »
What Mans and Whitman's Sampler...




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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1004 on: December 02, 2017, 03:44:52 AM »
Scare Deal and Square Deal Composition Note Books...




I always found this one funny, and stuck my extras on my marble notebooks.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1005 on: December 02, 2017, 03:49:45 AM »
What Mans and Whitman's Sampler...




Middle of the pile for me, but liked the joker faces and the half-wit tagline.

Maybe it would have been funnier as Witless?

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1006 on: December 03, 2017, 05:01:57 AM »
Jerkens and Jergens soap...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1007 on: December 03, 2017, 05:27:47 AM »
Jerkens and Jergens soap...



Middle of the pile for me, but liked the joker faces and the half-wit tagline.

Maybe it would have been funnier as Witless?
I like the Jerken's character. I also like the "Bite Size" gag.

But the "Cleans up dirty words" doesn't go with the packaging. Maybe something like..

"Commotion Loud Soap" or "Lotion Scold Soap"? or a mix of the two?
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For What Man's...

I agree with the "Witless" gag.

I would change "Chocolates and Confections" to "Dimwits and Defections".

(Which obviously defections is just defect combined with confections. Not the other meaning.)
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1008 on: December 09, 2017, 01:10:34 PM »
Bit-O-Money and Bit-O-Honey. I think the actual wrapper is from Jason Liebig's collection, so I want to give him proper credit for the image.




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« Reply #1009 on: December 09, 2017, 02:59:40 PM »

But the "Cleans up dirty words" doesn't go with the packaging.


Back in the day, if you used dirty words (foul language) in school, a teacher would cram a bar of soap in your mouth and make you chew on it or keep it there.  Yes, they were allowed to do that!  Pretty cool, eh?  Too bad they got rid of the idea!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washing_out_mouth_with_soap

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« Reply #1010 on: December 09, 2017, 03:56:57 PM »
Back in the day, if you used dirty words (foul language) in school, a teacher would cram a bar of soap in your mouth and make you chew on it or keep it there.  Yes, they were allowed to do that!  Pretty cool, eh?  Too bad they got rid of the idea!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washing_out_mouth_with_soap

I know that. For example, "A Christmas Story" is on the TV practically all day on Christmas... on every channel.

And also my dad had a few stories...
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« Reply #1011 on: December 09, 2017, 04:57:12 PM »
I know that. For example, "A Christmas Story" is on the TV practically all day on Christmas... on every channel.

And also my dad had a few stories...

Yeah, well you should just be grateful that your teachers can't do the same to you for making all of those cigarette and alcohol parodies, you young whippersnapper, you!  (Or maybe they just don't know?  Hmmm.  I wonder if I'll run into any of your instructors at one of those teacher workshops they're always having?)

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« Reply #1012 on: December 10, 2017, 02:52:00 AM »
Yeah, well you should just be grateful that your teachers can't do the same to you for making all of those cigarette and alcohol parodies, you young whippersnapper, you!  (Or maybe they just don't know?  Hmmm.  I wonder if I'll run into any of your instructors at one of those teacher workshops they're always having?)

I don't do it at school. Except for one health project, which was an advertisement which was saying that cigarettes were bad which I came up with a Wacky Ad like parody.
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« Reply #1013 on: December 10, 2017, 06:40:09 AM »
I don't do it at school. Except for one health project, which was an advertisement which was saying that cigarettes were bad which I came up with a Wacky Ad like parody.

What you did for health is a great way to integrate Wackys into school!

And I'm only messing with you about talking to your teachers.  In fact, we teachers often encourage student interest in Wacky Packages.  We want children to collect them.  That way we can confiscate them when kids have them out when they're not supposed to be, such as during the middle of a lesson or during a fire drill when students feel a need to rescue and save them.  Then we can either 1) add them to our own collections and/or 2) sell the very same cards back to our students 20 years from now on eBay!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!  (Evil laughter)

 >:D  >:D  >:D
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1014 on: December 10, 2017, 09:05:47 AM »
Decent gag, and a really good rendering of the box.  I remember sticking this on the box under our kitchen sink.

I always liked this one, and remember hoping for the artwork to emerge from the vault.  "Jumped on by 125 feet"--classic.

 

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