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    What better way to demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit of America like being the spokesman for a series of crappy infomercial products...


    Got some flippin and floppin to do?


    Got something you need to pick up and hold?


    Got something you need to pick up and hold?


    Got something you need to pick up and hold?


    Want to de-wrinkle your clothes AND deodorize them?


    Need to sharpen that knife?


    Need to do some gardening but don't want to do "much work"?


    Do you have problems measuring your detergent?


    I mean, is there anything this man can't sell?


    As an aside I've always loved the tried and true formula that really give infomercials their character.
    • "Host and Expert" team or "Spokesman" at home/before a "live" studio audience/in the yard/on a talk show
    • Ask common people if they have common problems common people face on a given day
    • Dramatic black and white videos of common problems common people face while doing common tasks
    • Magical product demonstration that clearly demonstrates resolution to the dramatic problem
    • Added bonuses the product can do that go above and beyond anything a common person could possibly imagine
    • You can even bathe in it!
    • It even vibrates like real!
    • If before a live studio audience, field some tough questions from the audience for the expert, then find an audience member who has used the product to endorse the product
    • Show a series of "Not a Paid Actor, ACTUAL CUSTOMER" testimonials talking about they use the product
    • Voiceover commercial for the infomercial
    • BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE
    • Order now and we'll throw in 3 more!
    • It's a $2000 value, all yours for 10 easy monthly payments of $99.95!!!!1!!111!
    • THAT'S 50% OFF
    • So if you still have that dramatic problem that we'll show you again in dull, depressing black and white
    • Have some bright color and a smile and use this product because it works!!!
    • Back to the demonstration to find ways to fill the time without it appearing like they are wasting your time like more demonstrations/research studies/interviews
    • Voiceover commercial for the infomercial
    This was my entertainment growing up at 3:00 in the morning on Saturdays.
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    What the fuck is wrong with him, why is he yelling like an idiot? Is he deaf? Anyways, ISFp.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterpark View Post
    What the fuck is wrong with him lol, why is he yelling like a pumped up idiot? Is he deaf? Anyways, ISFp.
    It's the brand! And the brand sells, baby.
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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tereg View Post
    As an aside I've always loved the tried and true formula that really give infomercials their character.
    • "Host and Expert" team or "Spokesman" at home/before a "live" studio audience/in the yard/on a talk show
    • Ask common people if they have common problems common people face on a given day
    • Dramatic black and white videos of common problems common people face while doing common tasks
    • Magical product demonstration that clearly demonstrates resolution to the dramatic problem
    • Added bonuses the product can do that go above and beyond anything a common person could possibly imagine
    • You can even bathe in it!
    • It even vibrates like real!
    • If before a live studio audience, field some tough questions from the audience for the expert, then find an audience member who has used the product to endorse the product
    • Show a series of "Not a Paid Actor, ACTUAL CUSTOMER" testimonials talking about they use the product
    • Voiceover commercial for the infomercial
    • BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE
    • Order now and we'll throw in 3 more!
    • It's a $2000 value, all yours for 10 easy monthly payments of $99.95!!!!1!!111!
    • THAT'S 50% OFF
    • So if you still have that dramatic problem that we'll show you again in dull, depressing black and white
    • Have some bright color and a smile and use this product because it works!!!
    • Back to the demonstration to find ways to fill the time without it appearing like they are wasting your time like more demonstrations/research studies/interviews
    • Voiceover commercial for the infomercial
    I just came in my pants a little

    This was my entertainment growing up at 3:00 in the morning on Saturdays.
    SET IT AND FORGET IT!

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    Any ideas on his type?

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