Top ten infomercials

Counting down our favorite infomercials of all time (now with 50% more commercial!)

Rebecca Ford
February 5, 2009

941107_ratio3x4_width180Infomercials get a bad rap, but they’re really like itty-bitty movies. They’ve got a crisis (“I’m too fat!” or “My knives are dull!” or “My shammy is insufficiently absorbent!”), a climax (usually accompanied by ooohs, aaahs and canned applause from a nonexistent studio audience) and a resolution (“Thank you, Thighmaster!”). They’ve got all the glitz and glam of Hollywood, plus a creepy vibe from someone trying to convince you to buy a personal dehydrator.

We’ve gathered up the craziest, strangest and most illogical infomercials from the past couple of decades. From exercise equipment to culinary swag, our list of the best infomercials this side of 3:30 a.m. will make you want to pick up the phone and dial for your very own Snuggie, Miracle Blade or [gulp] Tiddy Bear…..

See the list (with video!) at Metromix.

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It’s been a while…

…since I wrote. I’ve been busy traveling, and spending some time with friends and family. I’ve also been working at Metromix as a contributing editor for TV and pop culture. Here is some recent stuff:

‘Real World: Brooklyn’: Meet the cast

2009: The Year of Yellow

I’m going to try to get back into writing on here, too. So keep a lookout!


Metromix- Check it out!

I feel terrible that I haven’t done any REAL, solid writing on here as of late. I blame my new employer, Metromix. In case, you’ve never checked it out, I would like to invite you to explore the wonderful world that is Metromix. It’s part of the Tribune company, but not a part of the LA Times, although it does reside in their building in downtown LA.

They have bureaus all over the country, but I work for the National office as a TV and Pop Culture Contributing Editor. It’s a really fresh group of people, learning to exist in this internet-crazed world. Check it out here!