The 25 Worst Infomercials Ever

Infomercials captivate. That’s their job. If they hold your attention long enough, you might find yourself picking up the phone and ordering that tomato peeler, talking dog collar, or remote-controlled bathroom caddy.

Yet some infomercials leave you scratching your head in amazement. Are they really trying to sell this stuff? We collected 25 of the worst-ever infomercials, for your viewing pleasure.

25. The Shake Weight for Men

If you hate working out for hours at the gym, the Shake Weight for Men can get you, um, ripped in just 6 minutes a day.

24. The Potty Putter

There’s no place like the toilet to become a better golfer.

23. Flea Market Montgomery

Flea Market Montgomery is so much like a mini-mall that they created a rap about it.

22. Stretch Tubing

An innocent enough infomercial, until the exercise tube bites back.

21. Slap Chop

Vince Offer, otherwise known as the ShamWow! guy, is brilliant in this infomercial. “You’re gonna love my nuts…”

20. Get a Grip

I can see how this product is actually useful. But the infomercial deserves a cheeziness award for the slip at the beginning.

19. Richard Simmons

Men shake their booties in this Richard Simmons infomercial. Simmons is, as always, wearing disconcertingly short shorts.

18. Wearable Towel

Why not a robe? Oh right, they slip.

17. Extenze

Scientifically proven to increase the size of a certain part of the male body.

16. Car Credit Superstore

What makes this generic infomercial horrible is the singing at the beginning. “If you need help with a loan, baby just pick up the phone…”

15. Booty Pop

Sexy curves and the ultimate lift for your girl-booty. Perkalicious.

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14. Windows 7 Party

It’s Friday night. You’ve had a long week at work. How about hosting a Windows 7 party?

13. The MagneScribe

Tired of dropping pens? The MagneScribe offers you a simple, stylish solution: Just wear one around your neck.

12. Loud & Clear

How about a personal sound amplifier for your inner eavesdropping pervert…er, ear? It even looks like a Bluetooth.

11. The Double Chin Toner

Look like you’re stabbing yourself in the throat for a firmer, younger jawline.

10. Kush: A Natural Rest for the Breast

Proper alignment for those pesky boobs. And, yes, it’s $55.

9. The Gazelle

Tony Little shows off his good piece of equipment.

8. The Snuggie

This blanket with sleeves is now a gag classic.

7. The Butt Sculpter

If you need a little pick-me-up, why not try this humptastic exercise device? (Note: This video doesn’t have audio.)

6. The Nads Bearded Lady

This woman’s pre-Nads beard and mustache makes you forget everything else in this infomercial.

5. Comfort Wipe

Extend your toilet wiping arm a full 18 inches in this first toilet paper improvement since the 1880s.

4. Great Looking Hair

Why use Rogaine when you can graffiti out your baldness with a spray?

3. The Tiddy Bear

Finally, a way to prevent seatbelt burn on your chest.

2. UroClub

Have problems controlling your bladder on the golf course? The UroClub is designed so that you can discreetly pee into the handle.

1. Hawaii Chair

Take the work out of your workout by swivelling your butt around on this bizarre chair. As seen on Ellen.

  • Thankfully I’ve only seen a few of these videos!

  • einah

    I am disappoint. Where’s the Speedfit? http://www.speedfit.com/

    (Not sure if the commercial ever aired on tv, but…)

  • Robbie

    Failed for No Peter Popoff, Kevin Trudeau, or the Dual Action Cleanse guys.

  • john
  • I know the shake weight commercial is hilarious! I bought it for my boyfriend as a joke. But after the initial hilarity of it subsided, he started using it. And let me tell you, it is a great little workout gadget! He looks more cut. I was so impressed, i went online to their website and order one for myself. Now we shake weight it during commercial breaks. haha it’s our fun little game. And if the shake weight commercial is actually on…we double time it. :} its funny but you should check it out. it really works.

  • Thank you for introducing me to the Potty Putt. Wow. I’m so glad it comes with the “Do Not Disturb” sign – an item that’s hard to acquire on its own. Not like I should really try to poke holes (oh…) in a commercial for a product so awesome, but:

    1) Isn’t spending inordinate amounts of time on the John just as bad for you as rushing?

    2) And if you’re generally rushing, isn’t that a time issue you have, not a “damn I have nothing to do on the toilet so let’s just make this pooping go fast”?!

  • Collette Liantonio

    The Potty Putter was so hilarious that consumers thought it was a SNL skit rather than a real commercial!!!

  • WTF is Vince’s slap chop doing on this list???

    I mean, the men’s shake weight is appropriate but Vince is an infomercial god!

  • Dak Dia

    What? No Pet Poop Collector?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IrlhLF1c3k

  • Mandie

    tiddy bear is so funny i got one for my dad as a joke one year for his b-day and then i made him use it…the looks you get sitting at a stop light are priceless! I think that all men that think they are manly should use one of them for a day and if they still feel manly afterwards they should get a reward!!!

  • Don’t forget about Tom Vu. He was the wacky Asian real estate guru infomercial from the late 80’s with all the bikini clad women and three little words. see it on u tube here. LMAO…It is a classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K853GykeGH0&feature=related

  • Jessalyn
  • These are some of the funniest infomercials. A really strong infomercial is so important to making your products stand out above the rest. Getting your product out nationally can be done through an affective infomercial. These might not be the best infomercials but they sure know how to make you laugh.

  • Tom

    Can I sit in the hawaii chair while I spary GLH on my head.