Posts tagged "infomercials"

Infomercial Fails Set To The Music Of Morrissey Is A Goth’s Dream Come True

When you pair every mundane annoyance in life — from spilled glasses of wine to outrageous foot odor — with The Smiths song, “Please Let Me Get What I Want,” you have achieved the epitome of the goth aesthetic. This video pretty much sums up my whole world view. [Happy Place]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 10, 2013

Watch This: World’s Worst Kitchen Gadget Squeezes Out Egg Erections

Tired of the same old fried or scrambled eggs? Wish you could enjoy your favorite breakfast food in a more phallic shape? Then you should definitely check out a new kitchen gadget called the “Rollie Eggmaster.” Just crack your eggs into the tube-shaped contraption, and a couple minutes later it slowly pushes out a cooked…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 1, 2013

Hot Booties: Microwaveable Slippers That Will Not Get You Laid

Hot Booties are here, people! They are soooo much more than just slippers. They are pure comfort and therapy for your feet. Just put the Hot Booties in the Booty Bag, pop them in the microwave for 60 seconds and enjoy an hour of moist heat … on your feet. If Hot Booties are indeed…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2012

A Really Creepy Way To Eat Your Hot Dog

I already dislike hot dogs, but the Happy Hot Dog Man brings my distaste to a whole new level. These kind of antics are fine for Play-Doh, but not for wieners. I do not want my hot dog to have arms, legs, eyes, the ability to dance, or wear outfits. I have seriou…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 13, 2011

I Want A SlobStopper

Oh, how I love infomercials. This one for the “Slobstopper” tries to sell you an oversized bib for $14.95. “Has this ever happened to you?” Actually, no. Please tell me this one is a joke. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 13, 2011

Cami Secret Is One They Never Should Have Let Out Of The Box

Behold the Cami Secret! A handkerchief that hooks on to your bra so when you wear a low-cut top, your lecherous male co-workers won’t spontaneously motorboard you. (Ohmigosh, you have that problem too?!) It won’t ruin your clothes with safety pins, and it eliminates the need for those annoying camisoles you have to…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 7, 2010

I Don’t Care, I Want A Shake Weight

I gotta be honest, y’all. I kind of want to try the Shake Weight. Sure, it makes your arms look like they’re giving a fairly vigorous handy, but is that really so embarrassing if you’re doing it in the privacy of your own home while wearing workout clothes? “Saturday Night Live” hilariously spoofed the,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2010

Brace Yourselves For The “Marshmallow Soft” Hoodie-Footie

You can learn a lot from this video. For example, even though I’m the Style Editor here at The Frisky, I was not aware that “footed PHs for women are all the rage” right now. Really!? Good to know, good to know. In combining slippers, a hoodie and a blanket, the new Hoodie-Footie…

By: Erin Flaherty / February 10, 2010

Goodbye Snuggie, Hello Necky

Watch out Snuggie. There’s a new random must-have infomercial product on everyone’s wish list this holiday season: The Necky. It’s for everyone who loves to spend money on random items, or the truly lazy who can’t figure out how to properly tie a scarf. For the low price of $9.95, two of these scarve…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 15, 2009

More Products For Obscenely Lazy People!

We may be in the middle of a recession, but companies keep churning out products for people who are too lazy to wipe their own butts. Take, for example, the Shoedini. I have no idea if this is a new product or an old standby, but it’s the first I’ve seen of it. If…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2009

Handerpants: Product You Didn’t Know You Desperately Needed

Move over Snuggie, there’s a new infomercial sensation in town, and according to this sales pitch, it’s highly recommended for hobos, ninjas with delicate hands, Twitterers and “Night Bloggers” like us. Anyway, we’ll just go ahead and let these “Underpants For Your Hands” speak for themselves. Also, you can order them here, for…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 24, 2009

10 Ingenious Infomercial Products

Infomercials provide plenty of comedic fodder, but some products, like the Snuggie and Strap Perfect can actually make your life better! And they’re not the only useful infomercial products. After the jump, check out our picks for infomercial products we might buy, and not just during a 3 a.m. shopping spree.

By: Annika Harris / February 23, 2009

Products We Should Have Thought Of: Strap Perfect

A lot of infomercials market products that are totally ridiculous — for example, the Snuggie — but this one is actually something that has Catherine and I saying, “Why didn’t we think of that?” Strap Perfect helps hide pesky exposed bra straps! With something that basically amounts to a flat, round, plastic paperclip!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2009

The Snuggie: The Perfect Winter Onesie

Currently, my most favorite infomercial is for the Snuggie which is basically an adult (well, they make ‘em for children too) onesie. According to the infomercial, it’s perfect for wearing around the house and to outdoor winter sports games. It is literally the most heinous and stupid thing you could ever wear, but…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 25, 2008

Stupid Product Alert: Tape Yourself Slim!

Does your arm skin jiggle every time you wave hello? How about your thighs? Do they wobble with every step you take? Well, “now you can wear short sleeves [and shorts] again!” Thankfully, the make-a-quick-buck powers-that-be have invented Slim Tape. Supposedly this $10 product works like magic, but really it’s rather simple. You…

By: Annika Harris / December 22, 2008

Infomercials From The Past: The Rejuvenator!

Manufacturers believe women will do anything to be young and beautiful — like wear the most terrifyingly Halloween-esque mask with electrode stimulators to “rejuvenate” themselves. Luckily Ghoul Skool from EverythingIsTerrible.com sees the beauty in every woman and has a sense of humor to match this rare vintage video gem he edited from the…

By: Simcha / August 12, 2008

My Feet No Longer Make Me Feel Ashamed: Why I Love The Ped-Egg

I have a bit of a foot problem. For whatever reason, despite fairly frequent pedicures, especially during the winter months (which I pay for less out of vanity and more because I friggin’ lovvvvve a salon massage chair [that does the kneeding NOT the vibrating, FYI]), my feet, while perfectly shaped (fact), are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2008