Here's a fun contribution from faithful reader Doug G. I'll let him tell you all about it:
This was a premium offered to drinkers of Hawaiian Punch in the early 90's. I don't recall how many cans of Hawaiian Punch I had to drink to get this, but it seemed like a heck of a lot (mostly because I HATE Hawaiian Punch, but I'm also a cheapskate so if I bought the darn punch I was sure gonna drink it). What we have here is a cassette tape hailed as a "Sonic Adventure" in "3-D sound" starring Punchy, that ultra-violent Hawaiian Punch mascot. The story takes place in a sort of first person with Punchy talking to the listener throughout. Through some fluke, you and Punchy get sucked into your TV set and are being pursued by two guys who border on copyright infringement in their all-too-close resemblance to the Mario Brothers. They (I think they're called the Fellini Brothers or something like that) chase you and Punchy through several TV channels with many a pop reference to early 90's television. Well, in the end those Fallini's get theirs when Punchy asks them "How about a nice..." nah, I won't spoil the ending for you.
I couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks again Doug G.!
UPDATE: As I've mentioned before I love getting comments and emails from you all regarding the blog, but this email was an especially pleasant surprise:
P.S. I'm currently the editor of the Travel Channel series "Samantha Brown: Passport to Latin America," airing Wednesday nights at 8:00 eastern and pacific. Last night our previous series, "Passport to Europe," won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle Show, for an episode I cut. I'd love to make some kind of connection between Punchy and Samantha, but alas, I cannot.
Thanks David for the inside information on this fun album (and thanks for letting me quote you here)! Since you were nice enough to do that I even threw in your plug for free! :-D
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