For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’re going to take a fun look back at Oh Hairy!, from Wacky Packages series 7, released in 1974.
Oh Hairy! is a parody of the Oh Henry! candy bar, and it really is quite a lovely Wacky Packages sticker. The visual gag is a fairly subtle here, and is accomplished with a small illustrated character holding a “fuzzy chocolate” bar, along with the various word-play on the wrapper. It’s the name itself which is most prevalent, and what you see first. Here’s the sticker:
I see opportunity for double-meanings hidden within the text on the parody, though we can’t know for certain what the intent was. Still, I’d like to think that there were jokes intended to go well-above the heads of most of the kids buying Wacky Packages at the time. Anyone agree?
As for the original product parodied; I’m fortunate to have an Oh Henry! wrapper that appears to match up quite nicely with this Wacky and is likely the version used as the basis for this sticker. Here it is:
And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays – pretty straightforward fun for this week’s post.
See you next time!