You see, because Sylvester P. Smythe is about to poke Mr. Kotter in the penis!
Actually, I don't think that was the intent. But here's a look into the lens of popular culture back in November 1976.
First is the cover story for this issue of Cracked by John Severin.
Then the story itself. As mentioned before, in the seventies Cracked was their parodying then-current movies and TV multiple times, in this case Welcome Back, Kotter.
As I mentioned last week, around this time they were always trying to sell copies by using The Fonz whenever they could.
More humor about the Bicentennial from Don Orehek
The Fonz appears in this parody of beach party movies.
Reprinted from issue 84.
Continuing with their exploitation of The Fonz, the inside back cover had a T-shirt iron-on. This is a flip of that image.
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