For Those Times That You Can’t Sleep…

Infomercials! Who doesn’t love a good infomercial. I can tell you that I have sucked many people into my watching and most times they don’t even realize what they’re doing. (hah joke’s on them) I wanted, though, to take some time to learn about some of our favorite infomercial stars…

Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons: We all know his various Sweatin’ to the Whatevers, but did you know he once had a 4 year recurring role playing himself on General Hospital?

Ronco
Ron “Ronco” Popeil: He’s the “Set it and Forget it” and “Now Wait There’s More Guy” guy. He’s made millions selling his over 15 inventions, but do you remember GLH-9? (it was hair in a can spray!)


Tom Vu: Now while I was researching this topic I came across Tom Vu. Now I don’t remember him (late 1980’s, early 1990’s) he certainly made an impact with his Vietnamese rags to riches story. And he is now a professional poker player.

Miss Cleo
Miss Cleo: she made tons of money with $300+ psychic phone calls, but this wasn’t the only way she scammed money. Once in Florida she scammed several cast and crew members on a play she was working on by telling them she had bone cancer and would not be able to give back money she had been borrowing from them.

Vince Offer
Vince Offer: He’s famous for the Slap Chop and The Shamwow, but did you know he was recently arrested for felony battery after an altercation with a prostitute. Eeek.

Billy Mays
Billy Mays: He never let’s us forget his name and he loves to shout. He is actually a professional pitchman and will pitch anything you give him, including health insurance.

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~ by katoque on March 28, 2009.

One Response to “For Those Times That You Can’t Sleep…”

  1. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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