Tag Archives: As Seen On TV

Yoshi Grill & Bake One-Ups Miracle Grill Mat – New Product Tuesday

What do baking and grilling have in common? Yes, both produce delicious food, but both also make for a major messy cleanup. How many times have you scraped at your grill grate with a greasy wire brush and given up before it was clean? How many cake pans have you left soaking overnight because it was impossible to get burnt batter out of the corners? Are you ashamed to have anyone see your favorite baking sheets because of their dark, burnt, crusty stains?

Yoshi Grill Mats are just as perfect for grilling, camping, tailgating and picnics as the Miracle Grill Mat, but now you can enjoy the same 100% non-stick, easy-to-clean surface while you bake with the Yoshi Bake Non-Stick Mat. Just like Miracle Grill Mats,  Yoshi Grill & Bake Non-Stick Mats can withstand heat up to 500 degrees and have safe, PFOA-free non-stick surfaces. Best of all, they can be put in the dishwasher or just rinsed off with soap and water – try doing that with your big, heavy grill grate. You can buy Miracle Grill Mats on Amazon, but only  Yoshi Grill & Bake Non-Stick Mats have the Grip N’ Flip Spatula as a special bonus. Continue reading

Billy Mays Died Five Years Ago, Shoes Still Not Filled

We Miss Billy MaysFive years have passed, and we still miss Billy Mays. Death took him at the apex of his career, and it’s hard not to wonder what he’d be doing today if he was still with us. So far, no one has inherited the mantle of his blue shirt, not Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, nor Vince Offer. Continue reading

The 5 Secrets to As Seen on TV’s Success


Snuggie your global recession woes away.

The As Seen on TV industry has long been ripe for parody, but the fact that it pulls down an estimated $400 billion a year from infomercial viewers makes it no laughing matter. It’s one of the most successful retail platforms in modern history. Yahoo’s Daily Ticker recently talked with As Seen on TV stalwart Scott Boilen of Allstar Products Group about the five top secrets that drive the success of an industry that sells you stuff you never thought you needed. Continue reading

Gone in Seconds With InstaGONE Pro! – New Product Tuesday

Market leader InstaGONE now even better

InstaGONE wowed the As Seen on TV world 15 years ago, and now it’s back and it’s even better. For this New Product Tuesday, we give you: InstaGONE Pro, which is even more powerful than its predecessor, which has sold four million units and counting. Continue reading

Is Proactiv Better than Cheaper Drugstore Acne Products?

Young women treating their acne

What exactly are you paying for?

Proactiv has become the go-to acne treatment for today’s young adults. Guthy Renker, the company that markets Proactiv and Proactiv+, spends $200 million a year to run TV commercials convincing pimply youth that Proactiv is more effective than drugstore products like Clearasil or Stridex. Instead, they’re shelling out big bucks for Proactiv’s three-part “system” that sure seems to work for the acne-free celebs who shill for the product. Continue reading

‘As Seen on TV’ Search: Lots of Promise, No Winners (Yet)

Direct-response TV product marketer Top Dog Direct did not pick any winners at last week’s Shark Tank-like pitch-a-thon in Philadelphia. But it did see lots of very creative folks with lots of creative—and often bizarre—product ideas. Such as a bib made for sloppy adults. Continue reading

Legendary Billy Mays Mentor Al Spino Dead at 78

Watching him in action in this video, you can see where Vince Offer gleaned much of his humor, if none of his bombast. Al Spino, the original pitchman for ShamWow, was a mentor not only to Offer, but also to the late, great Billy Mays and a slew of other industry big-mouths. On March 12, Spino, who was featured in the 1999 documentary Pitch People, left this world at the age of 78 to hawk As Seen on TV products in the great infomercial in the sky.

“Life’s a pitch!”

Fellow pitchman Andrew Sullivan posted this memorial on his Facebook page:

“Al Spino, my friend and one of the greatest pitchmen ever passed away today at 78 years of age! Al You are a legend, you will be missed, I love you! Thanks for all the one-liners and laughs. RIP my friend and go and find Billy and bally a tip! Life’s a pitch!”

New Product Tuesday: ‘Wow Cup’—Magical New Sipper!

Like a magic trick and drinking vessel in one!

For this New Product Tuesday, we bring you the Wow Cup—which is basically a magic trick and drinking vessel in one! Judging from the video, which features a De La Soul-style rave-up and excited kids—who at one point are seen actually flying through outer space—this is one crazy drinking cup. What makes it so crazy? The craziness lies in its magic-like design that prevents your beverage from leaking out, no matter what kind of crazy shenanigans you get up to. The Wow Cup is also dishwasher safe, BPA-free and virtually indestructible—and it comes in four colors!

Get 2 Wow Cups for the price of 1 (plus S&H) with this As Seen on TV offer if you order now!

Wow Cup magically seals itself.

Drink your fill. When you’re done, Wow Cup automatically seals itself. The secret is Wow Cup’s auto sealing technology that allow liquid to flow only when you drink. Once you stop, it forms a water tight seal, guaranteed.

Spill-defying shenanigans possible while using Wow Cup include (but are not limited to):

  • Cartwheels!
  • Somersaults!
  • Water skiing!
  • Waterfall diving!
  • Trampoline flips!
  • Trips and falls!
  • Pratfalls!
  • Reckless driving!
  • Space flight!

Wow Cup Flying

(The Wow Cup is not guaranteed to let you fly in space.)

Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s Stuff Headed to Auction

infomercial king kevin trudeau

Troubled infomercial king Kevin Trudeau

Disgraced infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s personal belongings are to be auctioned off to help pay off a $38 million fine from a civil case related to his current federal case.

Auctioneers estimate the sale will bring in just $100,000. Items include an elaborate chandelier and gilt-framed portraits of Gen. George S. Patton and Winston Churchill, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

In a Facebook post, Trudeau calls the gaudy items from his former California vacation home “priceless,” and that they “have my energy infused in them. They are all like amulets.”

Trudeau had previously claimed he was broke, and was accused by authorities of hiding assets. The cases center on false claims he made while marketing the book The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You To Know About.