“Punchy” (left) is the Hawaiian Punch mascot, originally created by artist/cartoonist Joe Malerba, animated by Jan Svochak, with voice-over by Len Maxwell. Punchy’s tagline “How about a nice Hawaiian Punch?” is an essential part of pop culture language. Punchy was not exactly the nicest of characters – he’d always punch his cohort Opie, who routinely answered “Sure!” when asked whether he wanted a punch. You’d think he’d learn.
The same line was an excuse for many New York kids to let loose with a wallop. Who said puns don’t hurt?