After missing last week’s Wacky Wednesday’s column, partly due to the road trip we were on, today I’m making the post a bit of a double-feature. Today, I give you Bustedfinger and Baby Runt.
I chose these two vintage Wackys, as they are both based on Curtiss bars from the era, and ones which I always felt were linked.
Bustedfinger, based upon the timeless classic Butterfinger, is one of those Wacky Packages stickers that really comes out of left field. Rather than a character, we only see an appendage.
And here is a wrapper that comes very close to matching the Wacky Package style:
The wrapper example I have shows a printed-on price that the Wacky does not appear to include. It was either an artist’s choice, or I may not have tracked down the right Butterfinger wrapper yet.
Next up is Baby Runt:
Here’s the closest original Baby Ruth wrapper I have to the one parodied above. The Curtiss logo on my wrapper is blue, but the Wacky shows it to be red. It’s certainly possible that I don’t have the exact version parodied, but this one is pretty close.
That’s all for today – come back tomorrow for a look back at a more sophisticated bit of confectionery goodness.
I think that you have the right Butterfinger wrapper. The artist most likely took off the 10 cents to make room for the “Broken Candy” otherwise the font would have been too small and hard to read.
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