Wacky Wednesdays – Clank!

For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’re going to take a look at a Wacky Package sticker from 1973’s Series 5 – Clank.

Clank is a parody of the classic Clark bar.  The parody takes the Clark name and turns it into Clank, a term that I’m guessing is supposed to represent the sound of heavy metal hitting the ground.  The yellow bar announces that Clank is the “the one you can’t lift” and the wrapper features a Wacky character attempting, in vain, to lift the last letter of the logo.

Here’s a close-up look at the sticker:

Wacky Packages Series 5 – 1973 – Clank

After looking at this image, and comparing it to the early 70’s Clark bar wrappers I have, I couldn’t come up with a perfect match.  In fact, the closest I could find was this wrapper which sports an MLB endorsement:

Clark Bar wrapper – early 70’s – MLB

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t have the exact version parodied, as I thought I had a pretty good run of Clark wrappers from the 70’s.

Still wanting to find the perfect match, I took a shot and searched the Flickr images of a few of my fellow collector friends, and found this wrapper – which looks to match up nearly perfectly with the Wacky sticker:

Clark Bar wrapper – yellow highlight – early 70’s – Image courtesy Jon Anderson

So I don’t have that wrapper myself, but at least I get to share it as part of today’s post – which is still pretty cool.

And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.  See you next time!

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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