# Stupidest infomercial ever

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So what do you think the stupidest infomercial or tv selling show can you think of?

"Natural cures THEY don't want you to know about" surely tops the list for me. Did you guys know there's cures for aids and cancer and herpies? Thats right! You can live the crappiest life and boom, magic, gone.

Most infomercials with the stupid blonde women on them usually crack me up even if there not entirely stupid products. OH MY GOD, are you telling me I don't have to cut my own vegetables and live with the inevitable emergency room visit everytime i want salad?

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the magic bullet infomercial. with the austra;ian guy and stupid blonde. just really cheese.

I saw one that I thought was cheesier, I can't remember which one it was though

Jelfish
I agree with the Natural Cures infomercial. However, it's more because of the salesman than the product he's trying to sell. Kevin Trudeau, who is the marketer behind Natural Cures, as well as Coral Calcium and Mega Memory, is a fraud and has been charged by the Federal Trade Commission for fraudulent claims - specifically that his products can cure diseases and cancer.

The top of the steaming dung heap has to be Ronco's Spray on Hair. I'll debate that one to my grave.

Mentor
There is a product on the market that so successfully camouflages bald & thinning spots that I had no idea this person was using something. I'd recommend it.

I don't usually watch late night tv, so I miss all the infomercials.

juvenal
The old Tom Vu infomercials.

there's this one about an egg peeler...

and anything from ronco

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"are you over 30? do you have excessive body fat around your belly, bla bla, you have a cortisol imbalance!"

i swear if i was younger and dumber id kill that woman from commercial

and the other one is the one that pops up on the science channel and sometimes on the national geographic commercial

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This guy really pisses me off

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oh, the question mark guy. he pisses everyone off.

anything from ronco is a scam, plus ron is a very bad actor.

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yomamma said:
anything from ronco is a scam,

Surely you are not including the "Pocket Fisherman"!

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Janus said:
Surely you are not including the "Pocket Fisherman"!
Too funny, I was just thinking of that!

You never know when you might need to fish...

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I've seen ronco's 'mini rottiserie' which to me, looks poorly built. but for an extra $100, you can get one that's about an inch taller! don't even get me started on the 'pocket fisherman'. Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member yomamma said: I've seen ronco's 'mini rottiserie' which to me, looks poorly built. but for an extra$100, you can get one that's about an inch taller!
But in just 4 hours, you can have a small chicken perfectly roasted on the rotisserie (it reminds me of trying to bake cookies with an EZ Bake Oven)...or put it in the oven and have it done in an hour! :rofl:

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I forget what it was called- it's this new, amazing exercise machine- the Butt Blaster or some such name. It's a trampoline. A single person trampoline. There are even half a dozen exercise videos for it. A trampoline. Oh, I found it. It's the Urban Rebounding System. (Seriously, it's really just a trampoline.)
http://www.urbanrebounding.com/
The Urban Rebounding System is the powerful total body workout that is in nearly 3,000 health clubs worldwide (Bally's, Crunch, Equinox, Gold's, New York Sports Clubs, Sports Club LA, and the YMCA's, to name a few)

New York Magazine ranked Urban Rebounding # 1. A growing number of books are devoting whole chapters to the benefits of rebounding: Anthony Robbins’ “Unlimited Power”, “Fit For Life”, and “The Detox Book”.

Now you can do Urban Rebounding in your home. In just 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, the Urban Rebounding Workout melts pounds of fat away, without any pain or stress on your joints. And it’s so much fun it’s the first exercise you’ll actually look forward to! It also improves your balance and coordination, which is good news for athletes and seniors.

Urban Rebounding is also safe. In proper form, your feet barely leave the surface. You don’t jump high, you jump strong. And First Timers can use the Training Bar until they get the hang of it, like training wheels on a bicycle.
A training bar for a trampoline. They really thought of everything. Only $119.97! :rofl: :yuck: Last edited: Gold Member what the ****!? Gold Member yomamma said: what the ****!? Apparently, packaging really is everything. Maybe no one notices that it's just a trampoline? Or maybe some people have never seen a trampoline before? Yeah, I don't know. It says N.A.S.A. has been using rebounding to train their astronauts for years. A N.A.S.A study called rebounding a “miracle exercise”. I wonder if they really mean that NASA has used trampolines. Hm, or maybe there is something special about "rebounding". Maybe you can't jump on regular trampolines in the right way. Maybe I should get one of those Urban Rebounders. :!) Gold Member I saw a japanese infomercial on a machine that was supposed to make you taller. they strapped someone in, started working it, and then they showed the person's ankles and they shortened her pants, giving the effect of her legs growing. pretty stupid? Shahil honestrosewater said: A training bar for a trampoline. They really thought of everything. Only$119.97! :rofl: :yuck:

I did see a NORMAL trampoline, ie. one that's been available in supermarkets since uh...a long time ago, for equivalent of \$20!

Oh BUT WAIT, you don't get the video tapes with that offer. Oh damn :yuck: :rofl: :uhh:

Shahil
Also, has anyone seen that ad for the 5-in-1 aero-space bed (or whatever it's called). It cracks me up everytime.

yomamma said:
anything from ronco is a scam, plus ron is a very bad actor.
It is amazing that Ron Popeil has made many millions making his stuff.

mapper
Ive seen this one infomercial that was so rediculous with their counter of sold items (we all know its fake). This thing was incrementing every 1/4 second. When they started it was around zero and in just a few minutes it was up in the thousands, then tens of thousands. I was rofl. It was going up so rediculously fast i thought it was a joke.

I have a vid I am looking for regarding an infomercial gone bad. Its funny. brb.

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mapper said:
Ive seen this one infomercial that was so rediculous with their counter of sold items (we all know its fake). This thing was incrementing every 1/4 second. When they started it was around zero and in just a few minutes it was up in the thousands, then tens of thousands. I was rofl. It was going up so rediculously fast i thought it was a joke.

I have a vid I am looking for regarding an infomercial gone bad. Its funny. brb.

haha the funniest part is when you see those dumb counters but the shows are repeats or on at like 2am.

Zantra
juvenal said:
The old Tom Vu infomercials.

darn you beat me to it

"if someone gets in your way, look at them- are they rich? if not them them-get the hell out of my way, you're nothing, and I'm something". You too, can make loooootta money."

Cracks me up every time