Wikipedia describes infomercials as “direct response television commercials which generally include a phone number or website”. To me, these are the short ads on TV or half our long shows that are all trying to sell me their latest and greatest product; most of which I must admit, I want. These stupid infomercials have caused me to buy all kinds of things that, for the most part, turned out to be complete junk and yet there is still TONS that I want to buy.
I bought the NuWave oven, which I love and the Total Fitness Gym which I hated; Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley are a bunch of liars I tell you! I’ve bought more, but I won’t bore you with list. This post is all about the things I’m dying to try, the things that look really awful, and the things that make me laugh.
First up are the infomercials that draw me in and tempt me every time I watch them. Yes, I said every time, because for some reason when I want to try something I’ll watch the infomercial over and over as if it’s changed since the last time I’ve seen it. LOL
1. Wen Hair Care by Chaz Dean
I have to admit that I almost bought this. I went as far as to check out the price, because they don’t really tell you it in the infomercial (that should’ve been my first clue). Let me tell you that this stuff is EXPENSIVE, not to mention gets some pretty bad reviews. Yet I still watch the commercials and wish that I could have luxurious hair like the women in them. I’m a glutton for punishment with this one. LOL
2. Pancake Wizard
I suck at making pancakes. Not only do they seem to cook too fast, I have the hardest time flipping them, so I’m sure you can see why I was drawn to this infomercial. It makes it look so easy and the people look so happy eating their perfect pancakes. I want one…badly.
Okay I’d never wear these with sandals as the commercial shows, but I think if these do work they’d be awesome. I have flat feet and with flat fee comes major arch problems. I’d love to give these a try!
4. Stretch Geanie
I have very wide feet and often have to buy my shoes a 1/2 size larger cuz so many of the styles I like don’t come in wide. I think I’d get a ton of use out of it, if it actually works.
1. Ahh Bra
I don’t care what they say, I think these bras make your boobs look better. I think it makes them look flatter and cleavage-less (I enjoy show a little cleave…not slut cleave, but tasteful cleave, mind you lol). I also want no part of a bra that I can pass off as an article of clothing. I just don’t get these bras, at all. When I put on my underthings I want to feel sexy, not practical. LOL
2. Pajama Jeans
I’m sorry ladies, but you’re not fooling anyone. These should never be worn other than the comfort of your own home.
The Downright Ridiculous
1. Heat Surge Amish Fireplace
I have nothing against the Amish. That being said, the infomercial for the Heat Surge Amish Fireplace is all kinds of ridiculous. Every time I see the infomercial I can’t help but be amused and appalled at the same time. If these are truly made by the Amish then aren’t they breaking several rules by using electricity to film their infomercial? Plus if you can’t take pictures of them because it’ll steal their soul, then wouldn’t video taping be worse? Not to mention how so they test if their fireplaces work if they can’t plug them in? How do they have a website and who picks up the phone when you call? The questions are limitless and I’m dying for some answers.
2. The Wax Vac
This infomercial drives me INSANE. If you haven’t watched it, there is this guy on there who apparently sticks his a q-tip in his ear with the same strength Chuck Norris puts behind one of his karate chops. The yell he lets out leaves me to believe he’s going to pull out a bloody q-tip and will likely be deaf in that ear for the rest of his life. I mean come on…melodramatic much? Oh and not only do we get the pleasure of hearing it at the beginning of the commercial, the Wax Vac company felt the need to do a replay towards the end, just in case we didn’t get the point the first time around. Ugh.
3. Hot Booties
I want these strictly because I want a “Bootie Bag” for my very own. Every I hear them say that in this commercial I laugh…a lot (hey, I never claimed to be mature lol). Not to mention all I can think about is sweaty feet, cuz that’s exactly what everyone’s feet will in hot slippers. Gross.
What do you want to buy off the infomercials? What do you think is ridiculous or what have you bought that you loved or hated? I’d really like to hear!