Monday, May 12, 2008

My Very Own Infomercial...

Most people are either sucked in or repulsed by infomercials. I personally think they are truly the last refuge of the hopeless romantic. Don't we all want a product that will clean our house, shave our dog, cut our vegetables and tuck us in? Too bad most of the products hawked in infomercials are total crap.



My dream is not to buy products from infomercials, or even be in the audience- I fantasize about hosting an infomercial! I ultimately sell crap for a living on radio (being a commercial voice over person), so I think I would be a great host for a half-hour jerk fest that runs at 4 in the morning. The only thing is that I wouldn't reveal what the product is at all-just a phone # and web site. The whole production would be a total tease. Hey, if P.T. Barnum could do it-why not yours truly?

3 comments:

Nite Owl said...

Yes, but can it core "a" apple?


Really dated Honeymooners reference there. I'm old, whatdaya want from me???


Seriously, I'll admit I've been sucked in by an info-mercial or two. I never BOUGHT anything, but I am fascinated watching them...

Roy Ape said...

Ok, I'll admit at watching an infomercial or two from Esteban... the guy does play the guitar well after all.

Wes Richards said...

I think the best TV on TV is HSN and QVC. It's right up front, the hosts are more professional than some of the highly-paid news anchors, actors, producers and such. The sets are well designed, clean and functional. The lighting, hair and makeup are first rate.

And best of all, they don't try to hid their reason for existence. It's not news, it's not entertainment, it's a brazen, blatant, in your face plea to buy stuff. How do you get more American than THAT!

And Nick, you can sell me anything except Lee Press-on nails or that spray-on fake hair.