Tuesday, May 24, 2005

"Even women-hating thrill killers can't resist the fluffy crust, sugary glaze and tangy filling of a Pink Pants ™ Fruit Pie."

When I was reading comics as a young lad, I would sometimes come across advertisements for Hostess Fruit Pies. These ads were typically a page long, and featured some of our favourite costumed heroes solving crimes and foiling the bad guy's plan using nothing but their brains and, of course, Hostess Fruit Pies. (For those interested in some truly inspired examples, you can find a huge selection of them at Seanbaby.com's Hostess Page.)

So imagine my shock and delight as I am scrolling through Patton Oswalt's website today and discover that he was supposed to be writing a short piece for the upcoming Wha...Huh? humour comic from Marvel, but couldn't get it passed by the legal department. It was a mockery of those same fruit pie ads, entitled "
What If…Villains Could Really Be Swayed By Delicious Fruit Pies?" Starring The Punisher. It is so twisted and wrong, and I laughed my ass off. You can find the script of it here - if you've got the guts.

1 comment:

Sylvana said...

Ha! That was funny!
Really, they used to advertise those pies as if they were weapons? Interesting.