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So many floating tone arms!

Mesmerizing internal Scientology promotional video - GATII Success Stories
posted by The Whelk on Jun 10, 2014 - 239 comments

Good times for a change

"Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want," an infomercial fanvid.
posted by griphus on Sep 22, 2013 - 24 comments

CALL 1-800-HELLO NASTY

If you were watching late-night television in July 1998 you may have seen the half-hour informercial parody that the Beastie Boys produced to promote their upcoming album, Hello Nasty. The ad features Mike D, MCA , and Ad-Rock taking on roles to shill everything from the services of phone psychics to get-rich-quick scams to a food processor that plays songs from the upcoming LP. (Warning: video auto-loads.) [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on May 22, 2013 - 8 comments

You're doing it wrong

33 Infomercial Characters Who Need To Get Their Shit Together
posted by boygeorge on Sep 28, 2012 - 128 comments

"...and breast cancer pink!"

Pizzapartment. (SLYT)
posted by beaucoupkevin on Aug 23, 2012 - 38 comments

"Everyone has pain. It's your job to find it."

Start a home business, get rich quick, win financial freedom! If you watch late-night TV, you've heard it all before. But what's the story behind these slick pitchmen and their dubious schemes? Enter The Salty Droid, your ornery metal guide to the corrupt underworld of scam-marketing scum. This charmingly acerbic bot (owned and operated by mild-mannered Chicago dog-lover Jason Michael Jones [inter-view, long talk + transcript]) is a valiant crusader against the vile con-men who bankrupt the elderly and the desperate with beautiful lies. Exposed so far: A shadowy "Syndicate" of frauduct-pushing personality cults polluting the media with blogspam and woo-woo talking points. Boiler rooms in the Utah desert where telemarketers farm credit from easy targets with cunning, probing scripts [PDF]. Powerful politicians bought wholesale. Believers left to die in fraudulent new-age vision quests. It's a soul-crushing beat, enough to make one feel like a regular catcher-bot in the digital rye. But somebody's got to do it -- preferably someone with plasma nunchucks and titanium skin.
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 31, 2011 - 47 comments

It has a face!

Tajazzle, Rejuvenique and the Almighty Cleanse are just some of absolutely necessary products you can find at Infomercial Hell.
posted by griphus on Jun 26, 2011 - 22 comments

"The first improvement in toilet paper since the 1880s"

In 2009, Telebrands Corporation released the Comfort Wipe.
But that's not all! Josh Rimer introduces... the Comfortable Stick! Because toilet paper is so archaic and disgusting. (NSFW at all, at all)
posted by dunkadunc on Apr 25, 2011 - 65 comments

Web page? Is that something a duck walks on?

On your mark! Get set! We're riding on the Internet! Cyberspace! Sex-free! Hello virtual reality! Slightly NSFW
posted by lazaruslong on Oct 23, 2009 - 7 comments

But wait, there's more!

I Have Seen the Future, and It Is Snuggie. The arrival of autumn through much of the United States means that sales should be heating up for Allstar Products Group, the juggernaut behind the Snuggie ads. More and more infomercials are capitalizing on the opportunity to market their wares to mainstream audiences as traditional companies pull back from prime time ad spends. The Wall Street Journal reports that one entrepreneur is bringing "as seen on TV" products to rural India, staging live shows for people without TVs. It seems you really can't escape them.
posted by woodway on Oct 15, 2009 - 64 comments

Billy Mays dead at 50

Billy Mays dead at 50 But wait, there's no more! [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Jun 28, 2009 - 176 comments

Love M'nuts

Rap Chop. Some impressive sound editing from DJ Steve Porter. [more inside]
posted by fucker on May 2, 2009 - 32 comments

Slim Suit Commercial

The Slim Suit helps you shed pounds by merely wearing it. [SLYT]
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Feb 20, 2009 - 48 comments

It declares YOUR individuality.

The perfect grooming tool. SLYT.
posted by emjaybee on Jan 26, 2009 - 54 comments

Michael Myers Beauty Mask Infomercial

This is a really creepy mash up of the Rejuvenique infomercial and Joe Cocker's "You are so Beautiful to Me".
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Nov 18, 2008 - 31 comments

Facebook Infomercial

Facebook informericial parody This is a pretty hilarious video of Facebook users. Very well done.
posted by willthethrill on Apr 26, 2007 - 28 comments

I got chains. I got charms.

Considered by many to be the worst infomercial ever, Santo Gold was a bizarre mixture of the hocking of cheap gold jewelery, shameless movie promotion (in ThunderVision!) and extremely bad singing. Read about the rise of Santo and ultimately his downfall at the hands of the US Postal Service.
posted by PenDevil on Aug 2, 2003 - 6 comments

What does every kid want? What does every kid need? Kidz Bop!

What does every kid want? What does every kid need? Kidz Bop! But what does everyone need to do? Watch the infomercial.
posted by Mark on Jul 15, 2001 - 23 comments

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