Week 15 - Infomercials
"But wait, there’s more!"
2004 is the 20th anniversary for the infomercial. The first acknowledged informercial was for Herbalife, a weight loss supplement in the fall of 1984. From real estate investments to fitness equipment, and kitchen gadgets, infomercials played to the tune of $154 billion in sales last year.
But celebrities beware - Cher’s star status was chewed apart after appearing in an infomecial for hair care products, and Dionne Warwick’s Psychic Friends Network sent her image from classy to kooky. Who could forget Susan Powter: Stop the insanity!
1. Do you watch infomercials? Be honest now! LOL
Honestly, nope. Not a single one.
2. What's your favorite infomercial or infomercial product?
Boy, I'm not going to have much for this week's entry. I don't watch them so I don't know them, except passing by while channel surfing. Um, maybe Suzanne Somers Thigh-Master? Simply because when it was running, I hadn't seen her in anything for several years at that point.
3. Have you ever bought anything from an infomercial? If so, what was it?
Again, nope. Boring, boring, boring...
~Bonus~ What's the stupidest (most annoying, most worthless) infomercial you've ever seen?
Any of the ones that are demoing their product before a live audience, that can only get excited and pepped up because the stage hands are holding their kids hostage and threatening them with dismemberment and shipping off to labor camps. Or they're just holding up "CHEER" signs, it's difficult to tell...
Remember to leave your link or answers in the comments!! :)