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BILLY MAYS HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT HIS NEW SHOW, PITCHMEN

Billy_mays_pitchmen The Discovery Channel's new show, Pitchmen, is semi-revolutionary for two reasons: 1) we get to see the inner workings of infomercials and regular commercials for those kooky "As Seen on TV" products and 2) Billy Mays speaks at a normal volume.

We do plenty of pondering about advertising here on MamaPop, whether it's examining the most WTF? of commercials or simply fawning over Mad Men. So this view into this facet/subgenre of advertising is particularly interesting.

The show follows Mays and Anthony Sullivan, another big player on the infomercial scene, as they find the products that are destined to go from their inventor's garage to your television screen. And then, if you're my husband's grandmother, under the Christmas tree, which gives you a little insight into why I have a liquid-filled, freezable shrimp plate, plastic hot dog holders, a knockoff Buxton bag, and a Snuggie (however, the Snuggie is, in fact, AWESOME). (OxiClean is also pretty amazing. Ask me about how removing old stains is my new hobby.)

The first episode premiered last Wednesday, April 15th, but I'm planning on catching up this weekend while anxiously avoiding the huge final projects that I need to complete for school. It will be very interesting to see the next hot but-is-that-really-necessary product being born.







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Comments

amber

No. Just. No.

michele

hmmm...kinda fascinating.

Marmite Breath

I wonder what would happen if Billy "Big Mouth" Mays and Kanye "All Caps" West had a baby?

Mr Lady

The title of your post made me tinkle a little in my pants. That is the awesome.

Mouse

My son refers to him as The Loud Guy, as in "We could fix that with Might Putty, like The Loud Guy has."

Palinode

I was kind of hoping that this would be a drama series. Kind of like Mad Men, but much, much louder.

Palinode

Some things are awesome. Your comment is one of them.

Sweetney

Hi, please to be viewing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_4a4O7kXQo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqZ5AlRneI

Tell me you love me. TELL ME NOOOOOW.

Marmite Breath

OH MY GAWD, TRACEY!!!! I just scared the dog, I was laughing so hard. Thanks, betch!
PS) I love you




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