Ron Popeil is a genius

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  1. Peter Gizzi

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    How many people have watched this guy late at night when, for whatever reason, you just couldn't fall asleep? Well I was up late and was intrigued by the way he pitched his products so I decided to check out his website, http://shop.ronco.com/, and was amazed at how many things this guy has actually come up with...everything from the Showtime Rotiserie Oven to GLH Formula Number 9 Hair System. Anyone have a favorite Ron Popeil product here?
     
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    Pocket Fisherman, baby! [​IMG]
     
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    I think he makes some shitty products that he tries to sell at higher prices than they should be sold at. I can't stand info-mercials like his. I think they are a shitty way of advertising cuz all I can think about when I see those things is if the audiance is getting paid, and how fake everything looks.

    Just my opinion though.
     
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    Weird Al had a song about him back in the 80's called "Help Me, Mr. Popeil". That would be my fondest memory, tied with the spray paint hair solution.
     
  5. Daniel Swartz

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    I believe Popeil Industries is like a $600 million company. They have the infomercial down to a science ... literally. I always found his products to be functional if not highly so (the rotisserie is generally considered to be excellent).
     
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    I was on an elevator with him once. I was in the presence of greatness! Bow before me! [​IMG]
     
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    Touche Jed! That was before my time... Thankfully!
     
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    God, I feel old. That was only like 1994. [​IMG]
    But none the less, you should be thankful.
     
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    Well, I was in middle school. So, male pattern baldness wasn't yet on my radar. Let's hope it stays that way! [​IMG]
     
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    Oooof, way too much time...
     
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    Some of the stuff is good. The dehydrater is good and the newer rotisserie thing looks solid. Nothing beats an American Harvest Jet-Stream oven, though! Man, I make steaks in that thing almost every day, and it makes pepperoni on a frozen pizza taste like it's fresh. Sweet.
     

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