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    Thread: ...BUT WAIT ...THERE'S MORE! (The Official Infomercial Appreciation Thread)


    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      11-04-2008 01:18 PM #27
      My wife and I DELIGHT in the ShamWow commercials
      BBC America has the best commercials...
      I actually BOUGHT this new tool I saw on BBC that helps you paint big walls with an edger.
      $20 + $7 S&H
      https://www.pointnpaint.com/ver6/index.asp
      I'm such a sucker
      I also own Miracle Blades...
      and lest we not forget Al Harrington from Al Harrington's Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man and Crudely Painted Not So Funny Plywood Cutout Folk Art Warehouse and Emporium on Route 2 in Weekapaug



      Modified by Chapel at 1:32 PM 11-4-2008

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      11-04-2008 01:53 PM #28
      I remember the infomercials for the Autobike Classic - an bicycle that shifted gears automatically.
      They kept talking to people who hated riding a regular bike becuase working the gearshifters was too hard. I couldn't help but laugh, as I found few things EASIER than riding a standard geared bike.
      Years later, I saw a beat-up Autobike parked at a bike rack and finally got to marvel at its craptastic build quality.

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      11-04-2008 01:54 PM #29
      "Get Time Life Decks Porches and Patios for only $2.99.....next we'll send you Roofing And Other **** You Shouldn't Do Yourself If You Need A Book TO Do It"
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      11-04-2008 02:03 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by MagicBus »
      I remember the infomercials for the Autobike Classic - an bicycle that shifted gears automatically.
      They kept talking to people who hated riding a regular bike becuase working the gearshifters was too hard. I couldn't help but laugh, as I found few things EASIER than riding a standard geared bike.
      Years later, I saw a beat-up Autobike parked at a bike rack and finally got to marvel at its craptastic build quality.

      Better yet was how they compared it to a road bike and a beach cruiser
      <insert comment here>

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      11-04-2008 05:39 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by Ryan D &raquo;
      And this guy:

      Billy Mays should never be referred to as "this guy" tisk tisk
      Funny story: When I was 11 or 12, I sooo wanted Oxi-Clean just to see how well it worked (like a chemistry set, not for its cleaning uses). My mom finally let me order it and it arrived in about a week. The first day we had it, I decided to put on a little demonstration of its power. When my parents were sitting in our living room, I walked out with a bottle of soy sauce and intentionally spilled it on our nice carpet narrating with that infomercial style the whole time. Rightfully so, they freaked out. But luckily, I had my handy squirter of Oxi-Clean nearby and I lifted the stain immediately. Thank God it worked.

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      11-04-2008 10:22 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by JimmyD &raquo;
      - Life Alert ("I've fallen, and I can't get up!")

      ALL. SENIOR. CITIZENS. SHOULD HAVE LIFE ALERT.
      HELP I'VE FALLEN AND I CANT GET UP.
      HI BILLY MAYS HERE WITH ANOTHER FANTASTIC PRODUCT!
      IT'S OXYCLEAN
      SHAMWOW!
      i remember watching one where the guy was selling a guitar? he ended up playing "HOuse of the rising sun" hated that commercial
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      as for me, the worst ive been caught doing was crashing and almost flipping golf carts at a town park i worked at. that high center of gravity catches you offguard sometimes.

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      11-05-2008 10:48 AM #33
      the diabetusss commericial.
      i currently love magic putty and shamwow as well.
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      11-05-2008 12:21 PM #34
      Oh! I just remembered another weird infomercial product that I can't remember the name of.
      Really weird... it was this little plastic bullet-shaped thing marketed at older people. You would take this thing, put it on your hand, or wrist, or finger, push the button at the end of it and IT WOULD SHOCK YOU! I think it put out a mild spark or electric pulse or something!!!
      WHY!?!?!

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      11-05-2008 12:28 PM #35
      PAGE TWO!!!
      .................................................. .........
      We would be remiss if we forgot to mention the incredible Flowbee!
      Remember? It was a hair trimmer attached to a vacuum.
      They even made fun of it in the Wayne's World movie, renamed as "The Suck Cut"
      "...It Sucks, While It Cuts!"


      While searching for pics of the FlowBee, I found these pics below...

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      11-05-2008 07:13 PM #36
      OH god this thread is painful and I was born in 86. No wonder half the vortex is the way it is.... you poor buggers had to endure this crap! Haha.
      Love bengs camel toe post.
      "I don’t want the company to be driven by numbers. I want it to be driven by making better cars and contributing to society. That will turn into profit, which we can use to develop better cars. That should be the cycle, and that will, as a result, build a company with a strong foundation."
      -Akio Toyoda

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      11-05-2008 09:44 PM #37
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3KEkBqDahg
      I just love how much he screams his products. What a great guy [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-05-2008 10:06 PM #38
      Everybody's dying, bitch; let's get you some fruit.

    13. 11-05-2008 11:58 PM #39
      Is that Jeff Foxworthy

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      11-06-2008 01:53 AM #40
      I just remembered another one! Didi Seven!
      The greatest universal stain remover EVER!
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      11-06-2008 04:08 AM #41
      I LOVE informercials!


      and the Bowflex guy

    16. 11-06-2008 04:39 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by JimmyD &raquo;
      Help me out here... my co-worker and I were just trying to remember the name of this as-seen-on-TV product.
      It was this cheesy commercial for a weird product that allowed you to stick these electric diodes to your belly, and it would shock your ab muscles while you just sat there.
      Basically it was a machine to do sit-ups for you if you were too lazy to do them on your own!


      The Ab Energizer

      The ex gf actually bought us one of these b/c we wanted to know if it really worked. After a while, it started to hurt from the shocks
      I felt like Napolean Dynamite with the time machine




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      11-06-2008 05:06 AM #43
      totally forgot this gem, the Hawaiian Chair

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9_amg-Aos4

    18. 11-06-2008 06:56 PM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Adam253 &raquo;

      The Ab Energizer

      The ex gf actually bought us one of these b/c we wanted to know if it really worked. After a while, it started to hurt from the shocks
      I felt like Napolean Dynamite with the time machine



      HAHAHA I fell for this one. I probably could have more enjoyment sitting in an electric chair. Man did this thing hurt.

    19. 11-06-2008 09:18 PM #45
      I remember Miss Cleo the famous psychic

    20. 11-06-2008 11:26 PM #46
      Great thread!
      My two favorites as a kid were Micro Crisp, that foil that you could use to cook ANYTHING in the microwave with, and Ron Popeil's pasta maker.

    21. 11-07-2008 01:36 AM #47
      I cannot beleive no one has posted the Total Gym promoted by Chuck Norris yet. I still regularly see it on TV

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      11-07-2008 09:07 AM #48
      Don't forget about the Liquid Leather and Vinyl Professional Repair Kit for only $24.99


    23. 11-07-2008 09:52 AM #49
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN &raquo;
      totally forgot this gem, the Hawaiian Chair

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9_amg-Aos4

      I just watched that clip and i was cracking up. You know for damn sure those people couldn't type while using that thing lol. They act there's nothing going on as their body goes through an earthquake lol.

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      11-07-2008 01:15 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by Adam253 &raquo;

      The Ab Energizer

      The ex gf actually bought us one of these b/c we wanted to know if it really worked. After a while, it started to hurt from the shocks
      I felt like Napolean Dynamite with the time machine



      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] OMG! That's the one! The Ab-Energizer! your Napoleon Dynamite comment is priceless!

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