Martin Mandelblatt created Punchy, the obnoxious kid with the crazy red hat and blue and white striped shirt in 1961. Punchy was the company mascot for Hawaiian Punch. Punchy’s sidekick, Opie was another character in the advertisements for Hawaiian Punch.

Everyone felt sorry for Opie as Punchy whacked him on the side of the head and asked the famous question, “How about a nice Hawaiian Punch?”