It’s 2 a.m., you can’t sleep, and despite the 367 channels on your TV, it seems the same thing is playing on every channel. You’re about to chuck your remote at the screen, until suddenly, something catches your attention. Did your ears deceive you? Did that man really just say dinner’s as easy as…setting it and forgetting it?
Four hours later, it hits you: You’ve been sucked into an infomercial black hole, and you now know everything there is to know about a blender that doubles as a turkey fryer, and if you could only find your credit card, you’d buy seven of them.
Okay, so that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but we’ve all found ourselves sucked in by a compelling infomercial demo—or “WTF is going on?!” moment—at some point. Here are the ones that really got to us.
The One That Taught Us to “Set It and Forget It”