Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

As Seen On TV!

So I'm watching TV tonight and a commercial comes on for the Neckline Slimmer.

What's that? You've never heard of the Neckline Slimmer? What is the Neckline Slimmer, you ask?

Well, let me show you the Neckline Slimmer. It's a device designed to help you get rid of your drooping jowls. You place it under your chin and press down on it, working out those hard to reach jowls in just 2 minutes a day.

I thought I saw everything. Once again, I was wrong.

This is the latest in a line of products shown on Saturday and late night cable television. Like the Snuggie. You know what the Snuggie is; it's the reverse robe that makes you look like a cult member, especially if worn outdoors:

Yes, an embedded video -- from the Snuggie web site.

(UPDATE: The Snuggie Web Site removed the code for the embedded video, so I found the original on YouTube )

Tonight, there was a new commercial with new, fashion Snuggies, in zebra and leopard prints. Good grief...

I really like this parody of the Snuggie commercial:

But someone had to come up with these ideas. Someone had to market these ideas into products that would sell to a public that will buy them. And someone is also on vacation in Maui on the profits of these products.

I have a weekend scheduled in August to brainstorm products that will become as an As Seen On TV product...


The Guptas said...

My girls BEG us for snuggies! They also point out products when we go into stores like OxyClean and things like that. Yeah, maybe they watch a little too much TV.

Unknown said...

Oxyclean is one legitimate product I use when I can get it. In my old apartment in Bryan, my ex smoked so much that, after she left, I soaked the drapes in Oxyclean and warm water, and suddenly, my rooms had so much more light. But the Snuggie is just goofy to me...