After yesterday’s article on the 30th Anniversary of E.T., and the subsequent coverage of Reese’s Pieces, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to cover one of the most prescient Wacky Packages stickers ever; a parody of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups called – you guessed it – Pieces.
Released in 1974’s original Wacky Packages series 12, Piece’s predated the introduction of Reese’s Pieces candy by four years. Reese’s Pieces would become a huge success, and of course were not the “crumbled candy” presented in the Piece’s parody. Even so, it’s fun to think that the Wacky folks had the idea first.
Here’s the parody sticker, as it originally appeared:
And here is an early 70’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups wrapper I have that matches up well with and was likely the style originally parodied:
And that’s all I’ve got to say about this classic 1970’s Wacky Packages parody and its original subject. Thanks for dropping in on this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. See you next time!