Wacky Wednesdays – Oh Hairy!

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:

Wacky Packages Series 7 – 1974 – Oh Hairy!

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:

Ward – Oh Henry! – candy bar wrapper – Early 1970’s

And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays – pretty straightforward fun for this week’s post.

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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One Response to Wacky Wednesdays – Oh Hairy!

  1. I laughed so hard when I first saw this. Good job man.

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