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.
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.
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.
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.