Wacky Wednesdays – Wedgie!

As I pointed out yesterday, today marks the opening day for Major League Baseball’s 2012 season.  Tonight at just after 7pm, the Cards and the Marlins face off.  So, continuing the thematic of baseball from yesterday’s post, today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays is about Wedgie!

A parody of the 1970′s Reggie! bar, Wedgie! was released as part of Wacky Packages Old School Series 2, back in the spring of 2011.  As I’ve pointed out before, Wacky Packages Old School aims to pick up where the 1970′s Wacky Packages left-off, by creating new parodies of 1970′s products (and their 1970′s packaging) that were not done during the original Wacky Packages run.

The brainchild of artist Dave Gross, Old School is a pretty neat project.  This Reggie! bar parody is especially interesting, as Dave’s desire to include it in the series helped define the upward cutoff of how late a product could be included.  Dave wanted to be able to include a parody for the Reggie! bar, so the upward limit for Old School became 1978.

Here’s a nice image of the whole sticker:

Wacky Packages Old School Series 2 - Wedgie! - February 2011

A classic Wacky riff on the original product.  I’d comment more on it, but the gag speaks for itself.

And here’s a scan of an original wrapper:

Reggie bar wrapper - Curtiss - 1970's

That’s it for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. I’ll be traveling for a week starting tomorrow night, so the format of my posts is going to change-up during that time.  I’ll still be posting daily, but I’m not sure of the format I’ll be following.

More details to follow, but my travel plans are related to collecting… and to candy… so stay tuned!

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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2 Responses to Wacky Wednesdays – Wedgie!

  1. You should join the League of Extraordinary Bloggers with this post. We’re posting about baseball this week!

    http://coolandcollected.com/this-weeks-assignment-from-the-league-baseball/

  2. Kenneth Preston says:

    I hope that Reggie Jackson himself didn’t get upset if he saw this wacky.

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