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Adult Swim's Warped Viral Sitcom Parody References a Stunning 30+ Shows and Movies 'Too Many Cooks' crams a lot in the kitchen

Adult Swim lifer and writer/director Casper Kelly has really outdone himself with this one: Too Many Cooks, an 11-minute credits sequence for the show Infomercials, runs the gamut from sitcom…

November 7, 2014, 12:25 PM EST

Waterproofing Spray's Ad Is So Intentionally Cheesy, People Think It's Fake Liquipel and Steve Aoki border on self-parody

We see tons of ad parodies that look convincing enough to be real, so Liquipel decided to take the opposite approach with a real ad made so over-the-top it almost…

May 27, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

Paula Broadwell Stars in This Infomercial for a Crazy Futuristic Weapon A military expert for Kriss Arms

You can add another title to the growing list of Paula Broadwell's roles—that of infomercial star. The biographer and alleged mistress of David Petraeus endorses a futuristic weapon called the…

November 16, 2012, 9:25 AM EST

FTC Says 'Your Baby Can Read' Ads Are Fiction Two of three defendants settle

Ads promoting Your Baby Can Read were nothing but fiction, says the Federal Trade Commission, citing a lack of scientific evidence backing up claims that children as young as nine…

August 28, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

It's Stompeez vs. Silly Slippeez in the Stompable-Slipper Wars Infomerical rivals in smackdown

Catchy jingles, rainbow swirls, sparkle transitions—Stompeez has all the hallmarks of a successful toy commercial. And with genius lyrics like "We love 'em! We want 'em!" it's no wonder the…

July 11, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

10 Worst 'As Seen on TV' Products for Your Car Jalopnik rounds up some stinkers

"As Seen on TV" products for cars are as ubiquitous as they are bogus, so it's impressive that Jalopnik could narrow down a list of the 10 worst ones. The…

April 10, 2012, 10:23 AM EDT

Mr. T Pitches Old Navy Tees in Fun Infomercial Parody With Anna Faris Two minutes of inspired silliness

I pity the fool who thinks Mr. T will ever go out of style—or that I would refrain from opening this story with the catchphrase of the aging '80s icon.…

March 14, 2012, 8:37 AM EDT

Hot Booties: Microwaveable Slippers to Wear With Your Snuggie! Lazy nation's pursuit of comfort continues

Much, much more than just slippers, Hot Booties™ are the perfect accessory for your Snuggie and yet another indicator of America's lazy descent from economic powerhouse to nation of hoarding,…

January 10, 2012, 11:31 AM EST

Infomercial Pariah Vince Offer Returns With Brand-New Spot Pokes fun at 2009 arrest in Schticky pitch

We hadn't heard much from former infomercial wunderkind Vince Offer since early 2009, when he was arrested for allegedly punching a prostitute—and getting punched himself, judging by the sad photos…

January 9, 2012, 3:36 PM EST

This Exists: Bear-Shaped Deodorant Protector From Old Spice Order yours now (yes, it's a real product)

Looking for gift ideas for that guy in your life who can't seem to protect his deodorant properly? Here's one option, courtesy of Old Spice: the Old Spice Bear Deodorant…

November 23, 2011, 1:27 PM EST