The 10 worst (or is it best?) infomercials

They can be silly, bizarre or just plain wrong. But these tacky infomercials do just what they're supposed to -- get people interested.

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Jun 6, 2013 5:11AM
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Hmmm, look at the money I saved by NOT buying a Snuggie, instead stupid me, just puts on a BATHROBE.   What a novel idea.....
Jun 6, 2013 6:26AM
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How did the "I fell down and can't get up" alarm not make this list?

Jun 3, 2013 2:53PM
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I loved the slap chop guy, when he said " Your gonna love my NUTS !
Jun 4, 2013 12:05PM
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I hate all of them.  I pay a lot for cable TV and still get stuck watching some very long commercials.  If I channel surf, there are still a lot of commercials.  I especially hate the dieting and exercise commercials.  What a crock!
Jun 3, 2013 3:32PM
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If I could eliminate commericals, it would be a group I think of as "crimemercials." It would be a goup I think should be a crime. Those intended to take advantage of someone or those that could cause harm, knowingly by the ones doing the advertising.  Some of these woudl be the "ask your doctor", "medicare supplement", "we kin gitche sum moni" and many other ads, especially insurance ads where you have to pay a premium before you get the policy.  And, most of those ads are relentless in nature.  They are shown over and over and over. I have always heard if something is good, it doesn't have to be advertised.  If so, these ads must not be good.  And, personally, I think they do a lot of harm.  Where else can anyone threaten the life of another so openly as in "ask your doctor" ads?
Jun 6, 2013 7:40AM
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How did they not include the Oxy Clean commercials?  I know they went main stream but the product started out as an infomercial.

 

You know it is an infomercial when they greatly exaggerate the "problem" that their product is going to solve...

 

Sham WOW anybody?

Jun 4, 2013 2:30AM
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The Tiddy Bear...for women, it protects the most precious assets--the "tiddies"!
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If you want commercials just sign up for one of the social sites like FaceBook.   They take your personal information, collate it, staple it, study it and then lambast you with the commercials they think your life style dictates.  Just press "like",  "like me on FaceBook",  If you agree, just press "like".  They will own you and your life, not to mention any content you would send to someone.

 

Back when cable came out, the magazines like Popular Science were saying, you'd never have to watch an ad again because you pay for what you're watching.   That only lasted for about a minute when the networks found out they could make more money by adding a few "small" commercials.  Now they add a few small shows to the commercials. 

 

It may be time to revolt, plug the TV to the computer and sign up for Net Flick or some other movie channel or series.  I was told they don't have commercials.

Jun 6, 2013 6:25AM
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What annoys me the most is that they're all televised at the same time and when you channel change to get away from them, and they're airing all of the same ones on each channel. Also, what annoys me is their "shipping and handling." That costs almost as much as the item they're showing. I did get my Shark vacuum from an infomerical and I love it but that was 4 years ago. Most of the stuff they show looks cheap and worthless.
Jun 6, 2013 8:06AM
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It slices!  It dices!  Look at that tomato!!  You could even cut a tin can with it, but you wouldn't want to!!
Jun 6, 2013 7:45PM
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Laughed so hard the first time I saw the snuggie commercial.  Loved it when the whole family wore them to a ball game!! hahaahahhaahhah

 

 

Jun 6, 2013 5:44AM
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do they not notice how bad the name tiddy bear sounds? lol!
Jun 3, 2013 11:02PM
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Ginsu knives, I have never cut myself on any other knife until I got a set of them for Christmas.

I hate those things.

Jun 6, 2013 4:47AM
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please tell me aspraty is supposed to be a gag gift...

 

Jun 6, 2013 8:01AM
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We sometimes have a shake weight.  It was originally given to my husband for his birthday as a gag.  Now it floats around between several of our friends also as a gag.  Only stipulation is you have to take it out of the box and use it like they do in the infomercial for the photo op.
Jun 3, 2013 1:45PM
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"Nobody and nothing is going to make me think about something that I wasn't thinking about at the time. They call those type of people, Sheep."

 

And yet here you are responding, and at some length. Responding as one who would proclaim that they are not like the rest of men.

 

They call those people, Pharisees.

Jun 6, 2013 10:40AM
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The worst part of the entire thing is when the networks that produce this garbage intentionally make the VOLUME SUPER LOUD SO NO MATTER WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING!! It drives me insane!!!
Jun 6, 2013 7:35AM
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The twelfth and final one is the biggest scam.......MS/NBC's website.
Jun 6, 2013 3:48AM
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USELESS...All of it. That is why God invented the MUTE button.

Of course, he probably did it whilst hangin' with his Snuggie, after Magic Bullet-ing some exotic mushroom-brie pate, and reading the latest Trudeau "How to Make Millions While I'm In Exile in Switzerland, owing $35 million to the U.S., but you saps are still buying my books-good luck; the Nazis still have a butt-load of stuff here, so I feel right at home! - Did I mention it's three easy installments of $3.95?"

Yet people still buy this crap. Hey, anyone wanna get in on my "you can't miss this" offer?

You'd be INSANE to pass it up! Send me $10 for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Worked for Billy Mays. Whatta Tool
 

Jun 6, 2013 10:11AM
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