Episode 56 – Infomercials

On this episode, Heather and Liz talk all about Infomercials and why they stick with us. Listen in as we talk about all of the awesome products that we lived and died to watch.




Growing up watching television, we were constantly assaulted by the infomercial, and now the “As Seen on TV” ads. Infomercials are weird and addictive. You can’t stop watching once you get sucked in. We talk about different products that we have actually tried through the years and the ones we gleefully stayed away from. The first infomercial was for Vitamix in 1949!!

The Products

In the 80s…
  • Psychic Friends Network and Phone Sex lines (1-900 numbers)
  • Body by Jake (and other fitness products)
  • RonCo (Ron Popeil) – spray-on hair
  • Potty Putter, Pocket Fisherman, the UroClub (eww)
  • Blue Blocker Sunglasses
  • Ginsu Knives
  • Jack LaLaine’s Power Juicer
  • Sweatin’ to the Oldies
  • Thigh Master, ab crunchers
  • Bust enhancers
  • The Gazelle
In the 90s…
  • Sled Dogs
  • Susan Powter’s “Stop the Insanity”
  • OxyClean – Billy Mays – OrangeGlo
  • Hair removal products
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Fushigi Balls
  • The Bedazzler
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass
  • Hair fixing products: Hairgami, Topsy Twist, Magic Twist
  • Hooked on Phonics
In the 2000s…
  • Actual vibrators
  • The Snuggie / The Slanket
  • Proactiv
  • PedEgg
  • Fitness: P90X, Insanity, Shake Weight
  • The Bacon Bowl, The Perfect Brownie Pan
  • George Forman Grill
  • ShamWow
  • Hercules hooks
  • Tiddy Bear
  • Wearable towels
  • Cush Support

As Seen on TV

  • Copper anything
  • Furniture Fix
  • Kitchen Choppers
  • Alumawallet

Fan Favorites:

Brooke P: Gazelle, Salad Shooter

Niki: Pearl Cream

Drew: Car Wax and setting shit on fire

Call to Action: Tweet us your favorite infomercials and we will re-tweet them.

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