Ever since we posted our Top Ten Billy Mays Commercials, we’ve been getting a lot of email from folks who are not fond of the Billy Mays portion of their television viewing experience. Probably because our website appeared in the search results when they searched for Mr. Mays, they decided to email us in order to share their opinions of Billy. As a continuing feature of our new blog, we’ll share what some of our visitors think of Billy Mays.
Our first correspondent, Bernie, speaks from a position of self-appointed authority:
I have been a TV watcher and media auditor for over 50 years. Never, ever, have I observed a spokesperson more obnoxious than Billy Mays. He is way over-amplified and annoying. I will never, ever purchase anything he endorses…..and will gleefully spread the word.
What exactly is a media auditor? Sounds like a fancy way to say couch potato. I will watch with interest the progress of Bernie’s glee-fueled boycott of Mays-endorsed products.
Kitty, our next pen pal, may or may not understand the irony of her text formatting:
ARE YOU THE ONES TO WRITE ABOUT BILLY MAYS SHOUTING COMMERCIALS??
THEY ARE EXTREMELY DISTURBING….I ACTUALLY DESPISE THEM!!!! SO WHY DO YOU INSIST ON USING THIS MAN YOU PUT IN AN ‘ECHO’ CHAMBER,….PLUS ‘SHOUTING’ AT US TO SELL A PRODUCT ON TELEVISION?? HE WOULD DO EVEN BETTER IF HE SPOKE NORMALLY……WE KNOW WHO HE IS NOW. WE ARE NOT DEAF!! I IMMEDIATELY TURN HIM OFF AND DO NOT BUY ANY OF HIS PRODUCTS.
WE ARE HIGHLY DISTURBED BY THIS SHOUTING IDIOT!!! (INCLUDES THE IDIOTS WHO INSTRUCT BILLY MAYS, TOO!!)
The other interesting tidbit here is her assumption that Billy Mays has handlers who instruct him on how to deliver his pitches. I think Billy probably produces and/or directs most of the spots in which he appears.