Wacky Wednesdays – Knuckles!

For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’re going to take a look at Knuckles, a sticker from 1973’s Wacky Packages series 5.

Knuckles is a parody of the classic American candy, Chuckles.   The parody takes the original name and turns it into fists, and makes it all about getting punched.   It’s not the wildest or funniest Wacky, but I think it works pretty well.

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

Wacky Packages Series 5 – 1973 – Knuckles

I do have a wrapper for Chuckles from around this same period.  It appears to match the design parodied by the Knuckles Wacky Package, though without the candy it once contained, the Chuckles cello wrapper isn’t as vibrant as it could be.   Check it out:

Fred W Amend Co – Chuckles – 15-cent cello wrapper – 1976

As you can see, the 1976 wrapper is pretty much in line with the style used for the parody a few years earlier.  Even so, I’m not certain that there aren’t elements that the 1976 wrapper lacks from the earlier version – so I will continue to hunt for just the right one.

For now, that’s everything I have to share with 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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