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Friday, July 17, 2009

As Seen on TV

I am a sucker for informercials. Many a late night have I stayed up purposely to watch them. Most times, I've been able to resist, but sometimes, I do manage to call within the next fifteen minutes to take advantage of the expedited shipping and bonus gifts, as evidenced by the Snuggie blankets and the Bare Minerals make-up (keep in mind, I don't even wear make-up) in my possession.

It amazes me the types of products people hawk but someone's got to be buying, right? Someone even more gullible than me?! Yep, there's a sucker born every minute. Rather than staying up late to catch these informercials yourself, check out a great compilation that the Huffington Post put together.

From the list, the Tiddy Bear and Kush are my favorites:





Seriously, you've got to check out the stupidest product videos because it ranges from kooky to completely disturbing. Lucky for me, the Sham-Wow isn't on the list...I'm still eyeing it.

Remember, watch the videos but don't be tempted to call the 1-800 number!

-Thuy
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33 comments:

Deb said...

I am such a sucker for the infomercials, Sven really makes fun of me for some of the things I've tried. He still gets mileage out of The Magic Bullet ("But I'll use it every day!" I said) and the Buxton Bag ("It will hold everything I need!"). But even I wouldn't buy most of those.

I admit, I have my eye on the weight-loss apparatus that twists the weight away. I picture myself shedding the pounds while I watch TV...

Yaya said...

I've heard none of that stuff every works!

Lolli said...

Those are hilarious!! Thanks for the good morning laugh. Tiddy bear? I laughed every time they said the name. :)

KC Mom said...

I'll admit...those are pretty tempting! ;)

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

These had me rolling! It seriously makes me wonder why I'm not a millionaire ... I have stupid ideas, too!

And speaking of ShamWow, I can never think of the ShamWow guy without thinking of his latest "You're gonna love my nuts" venture. :)

Kathy B! said...

These are great! I think the Tiddy Bear will have to be purchased so that I can trade it at the White Elephant holiday gift exchange!!

Jenny said...

Those are hilarious. I think I need me a Tiddy Bear, I am sure I will be the talk of the neighborhood with that stylish get up ;) I don't think I could sleep with that other thing, how uncomfortable would that be....LOL

Amy (the Happy Mom!) said...

"'cause I just wanna be, your ti-iddy bear!"

mommaof4wife2r said...

a natural rest for the breast? seriously? isn't that a hubs job? ok, i know, totally uncalled for, but seriously...my husband would def be picking a fight!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I LOVE me some informercials!!! Yep, I too have been known to dial the 800 number one too many times. I recently bought the grass on steriods. Yeah, not so impressive. My husband ran to Walmart and bought good old grass seed. His was cheaper, covered A LOT more area, and grew faster.

But, it still is fun to see what people will buy...even if those "people" sometimes happen to be us.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Randi Troxell said...

that first pic... it really sorta disturbed me... seriously!!!

happy wkend!

Dreamgirl said...

Love watching - never bought anything...

Just stopped by on a visit from SITS. What a great blog! I hope you have a great weekend and that you'll visit me too at Sweeterliving...

Greetings from Spain

Ronnica said...

Yeah, there's nothing awkward about a "Tiddy" bear burrowing into your chest...

Sarah said...

Tiddy Bear = intentional homophone? Must be, especially considering that freeze shot! Oh my! What if those 2 commercials, or products, were morphed together! Although I imagine a small stuffed animal supporting your "tiddies" would be more comfortable than plastic cylinders. HAHA!

parentingBYdummies said...

Funny! Just wrote a post a coupla weeks ago about how these things rule my kids. I'm about to order a touch and brush so my 4 year old can stop riding my about it:)

Grand Pooba said...

I am the biggest sucker in the world. Sales people, infomercials, telemarketers, I just can't say NO!

I'm too am eyeing the sham wow and the AB circle pro. Other things I've been sucked into buying are the pedi eggs, bumpits, bra strap thingies, pet hair comb thingy, bug vacume, diet pills, dusters, and some stupid hair product that is supposed be able to hold your hair in all sorts of different styles.

It's a sickness really. I'm a little scared to go watch those videos...but you know I can't resist!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Oh my gosh, the Kush!! I was laughing so hard while watching that I couldn't breathe for .2 seconds. Hilarious!!

And, I'm totally still eyeing the ShamWow ... and the Slap N Chop. I think it's just that salesman.

ShamWows are made in Germany ... and I'm getting a German exchange student. I wonder if I can't talk her into bringing me some! ;-)

Kristin said...

I didn't know the "girls" needed their own pillow. Have I been neglecting them? Ah ha

Debbie said...

That is too funny! I always wonder who is buying those things. And why they don't just send me their money.

peewee said...

I am laughing so hard at the tiddy bear...especially when the guy wears it! HAHAHAHHAHAA! And the kush? WTF? Thanks! they both woke me up from laughing!!

blueviolet said...

The Kush is bigger than my boobs!

Jen said...

oh where is the phone, I so NEED those things NOW!! Darn it I can't find the phone!!!!!

Technodoll said...

Francesca, go check out my lastest blog entry since it's all about "baby chicks" ;-)

As for the infomercials... my husband now insists we get a Slap Chop! LOL

Julie said...

Okay, that boob thing is the funniest thing I've ever seen! As if that's even a real problem, I think you could use a rolled up sock and save yourself $55!

Joanna Jenkins said...

A breast rest? I thought that's what my husband's for ;-)
Hysterical!!!!!
Have a fun weekend-- And keep your credit card in your wallet while you're watching tv :-))))

Summer said...

I am laughing my A off on the thing between the boobs. I think after kids I need one for between, and under, and when I lay flat on my back for my armpits...because that's where they end up.

TMI?

Shelli (wishes she was) Mrs. Burchett;) said...

When I saw the commercial the first time for that butt wiping arm extender, I sat there with my jaw on the floor! What? The? Hell?

My boss said she thinks it's a great idea...lol

the ungourmet said...

These are killing me! :D I just cannot believe what people will buy!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Now, i must say my husgand had to by the SHAM WOW. i was skeptical. i knew we would be wasting money.

Boy, was i wrong. i use mine daily. I drain my clean dishes on one. i also keep one at school (i teach kindergarten). last year, a kid knocked 32 oz. of soda on the carpet. I cleaned half with the sham-wow and the other half normally. the half cleaned by the sham wow had no stain. i stomped on it with my feet, rang it out in the sink, and repeated. it was so easy to use. At that point, I was hooked.

do not dry in drier and do not use fabric softener... takes away some of the absorption effects.

you can get them at Bed, Bath, and beyond. Take a20% coupon and return it if you aren't satisfied. No harm trying it out.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Oh My Word. WHO comes up with this stuff????

I'm just happy if my boobs can touch when I lay down... I feel all proud! ha ha ha

And a Tiddy Bear? Seriously? Like that grown man is really gonna drive around like that. Hmmph!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Oh, that comment was from me...

Erica =0)

parlez-vous-kiwi said...

Bahahahahaha (at Summer above and the hilarious post) - thanks for sharing. We live in such a consumer world and constantly new ridiculous things are invented and marketed to create a need... even though we have done centuries without boob dividers! Hahaha.

Anonymous said...

I totally need that kush thing -- post baby/breastfeeding, the girls, well, hang funny when I lie on my side. But $55 is too much! I'll keep hugging a small pillow and pretending it's a security blanket.

~Jennie