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:
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:
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!