Many of the most innovative gadgets sold in America today are specialty items — generally marketed through extravagant late-night TV commercials. These items also are sold through bulk mail advertisements that use the slogan “as seen on TV!” The business can generate big profits for those who come up with successful products. TV ads offer […]
Facts and figures on the incredibly lucrative infomercial market. We have all seen them: Those late at night half-hour infomercials that try to sell us on crappy products, seemingly invented by some dude with lice and a mullet in his garage while he was experimenting with his meth recipe
For almost four decades now, a late-night NBC show has begun with the words, ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.’ Beginning late Thursday night early Friday morning, to be technical another late-night NBC show will revisit a popular concept from long-ago television, live commercials.
The other night I was up late watching TV Guide Network (now called TVGN to be cooler), and I believe it was around the 2am mark when it turned from normal programming to official “late night” prog…
Ever watch those TV infomercials late at night when you’re bored and can’t sleep? Of course you do. And you’re likely to buy things you don’t really need as well. The most fascinating book I’ve read in a long time, ‘But Wait… There’s More,’ explains the science behind infomercials. Virtually every […]
I am a connoisseur of infomercials. Those of us who suffer periodic problems with waking up at 2 a.m. and not being able to go back to sleep know
When you’re an insomniac freelance writer who works from home, you end up seeing a lot of infomercials, and eventually, those things will wear you down. No matter how skeptical you might start off, you will eventually get to a point where you’ll start to wonder if there actually is somebody out there with a […]
While commercial influences in the original trilogy are non-existant, the prequel films saw fit to properly introduce the Star Wars universe to the notion of canonical enterprise. Namely, with giant advertisements and billboards.
If you have ever watched various infomercials on television late at night, you have probably noticed that there are a lot of nifty and useful products out there that can be had at low prices
Perhaps the easiest advertisers to brush off are the ones behind television infomercials — those talking-head, late-night sales pitches complete with low-budget graphics and mind-numbing sound effects, enticing us to buy a $29.99 kitchen gadget we don’t need at 2 a.m.
In recent years, As Seen on TV products have emerged from their previous spots on late-night and weekend TV and have gone decidedly mainstream. They’re supposed to make our lives easier, but many of them are a complete waste of money. These aren’t. Here are seven As Seen on TV products that actually do what […]
The American funny man apparently loves watching the latest adverts, which often feature unusual products to be used around the home. Steve has apparently been staying up late to get his TV fix and often indulges in the items on offer.
Some say it’s an example of how the mighty have fallen, to see Rudy Giuliani descending into the abyss of infomercials.
You know their faces, but have you heard the stories? Jared the Subway Guy. The Marlboro Man. Vince the ShamWow sleazeball. We know their faces. We know their names. But do we know their stories? Who are the people behind these famous products?