Mark Frauenfelder at 1:26 pm Thu, Nov 1, 2012
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Animated GIFs from moments-of-disaster in "As Seen on TV" commercials.
from the entertaining “Where Did the Soda Go” sub:
What are those horrible orange things and why does that gent have enough to feed a family in his bowl?
Law & Order marathon.
You mean Matlock marathon.
Could be! VHS!
Aw, you didn’t use the bukkake mop lady?
Also, Cheeto-man seems to have more than one. I’d love to see a series where everything is a setup as to why he knocks the bowl on the floor this time. I’m sure ABC is already preparing a pilot for it, tho….
Hehe – that one with the plunger looks waaaayyyy too much like a porn clip.
I was kinda wondering what was going on with that car and that guy, myself.
Bonus points for a autogenerated NSFW url!
I must know which product solved the kids-fighting-over-remote-causes-family-to-fall-back-like-dominoes. That happens in my house all the time.
I wondered that too. Couch partitions maybe? I love how every single family member spills something.
I don’t know….plastic wrap is pretty tricky!
The spoon slurp fail is my favorite. Keep that woman away from the steak knives!
Disqus won’t let me load the animated version. :(
You have to link it instead of embedding it.
There has to be a better way!
As a kid (when I still watched TV) this poorly feigned incompetence used to actually make me mildly angry. This and the over-elegance of hand-models.
it’s madness, madness!
There’s got to be a better way!
Hillary? Is that you?
This made me cry. Either from laughing, or the proof of our certain doom.
That was absolutely mesmerising. I just couldn’t look away.
Speaking of the one with all the stuff falling out of the cabinet onto the gormless woman…
Are you concerned about your party guests rummaging around in your medicine cabinet looking for your Vicodin?!?
Well, here’s a simple solution!!!
If you’re really malicious, you’ll be using marbles. Otherwise ping pong balls.
♥ Empty the cabinet, including shelves.
♥ Remove breakables in the immediate vicinity.
♥ Get a piece of stiff cardboard at least as large as the cabinet.
♥ Hold it tightly to the front of the open cabinet, leaving enough room at the top to load the cabinet with marbles. If you’re using marbles, they’re probably too heavy to allow the cabinet to stay latched if you fill it, but a few inches-worth will still provide hilarity.
♥ Close the door as much as you can, then slide the cardboard out and latch the cabinet.
Is it weird that I’ve always wanted to be one of these actors? I have no urge to do any other sort of acting, but this would be the best job ever.
Not weird at all! These shoots have to be some of the funnest sets you could work on (well, except for the bukakke mop lady…lord knows how many takes she went through. You can see it in her face in the clip.) I also think it probably takes a real pro to get that right feel of “everyman” befuddlement and consternation. I love when these ads come on.
Since no one else has I’ll ask the obvious question: why do so many people in infomercials eat or prepare food in ways no other human on Earth does?
Makes you wonder what sort of hilarity ensues at the other end of the food chain.
There is a great video compliation of these to the Beatles’ “Help”.
I love that they put Joey and his milk carton spout in there.
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