Son of Happy Fun Ball


Recently, I bought a set of electric hand warmers. They are little devices that you put in your gloves or socks to keep you warm during the winter. I was familiar with the one-use little plastic package warmers, so I thought a reusable electronic version might be useful. Little did I know until I read the directions which made me laugh out loud, that I had just purchased the equivalent of the true-life version of the legendary fictional Happy Fun Ball. I especially enjoyed the helpful advice in Precaution note #5, should misfortune arise:


Rest assured, I will not Taunt the Fourheart Hand Warmer.

“It’s Happy Fun Ball!!!”


One of my favorite early Saturday Night Live fake ads: “Happy Fun Ball,” the ball that … well, I don’t want to give it away.

BTW, this bit has inspired many YouTube copies, but the video above is the original sketch. Accept No Substitutes.