Anybody who grew up watching TV from the 70s right up until the early 2000s has almost definitely seen a commercial for something described as "as-seen-on-TV." These were almost always weird gadgets that were probably not available in stores for a reason, but that didn't stop the companies that made them from trying to milk our parents for all their money.
Here are some especially weird ones from the 70s that we can't really believe existed.
Bigfoot made ridiculous slip-ons that let kids put giant footprints in the snow.
I could totally see Vince the Shamwow guy advertising the Blitzhacker.
Because who wouldn't want TWO FULL RECORDS of William Shatner performances?!
You could step up your fishing game with the Fishin Magician.
There was also a Hair Magician. Do NOT get them confused, the results could be painful.
Turns out Husker Du, the iconic punk band, got their name from a Danish board game. Who knew?
Krazy Katch was using hardcore "Ks" decades before Mortal Kombat.
The products just get weirder from here.
Who needs a mood ring when you could have a mood SHIRT?!
Forget the Bowflex, this was the original exercise phenomenon: some crappy rubber bands and a 7" LP.
Patti-Chef, for when your meat really needs a beating.
Up your golf game with the Pin Point!
The Salad Queen. She could toss it really well.
A heavy plastic football loaded with lights and batteries! What could go wrong?
Make your own clothes for only $3.99! What a deal!
And of course, the ultimate solution to having too many awesome cassette tapes to sort through.
What's the weirdest product you've seen advertised on TV?
It seemed like there was no decade more possessed by the devil than the 80s. Well, that's what the media wanted you to believe. If you were alive in the 80s, you absolutely remember hearing that everything and anything was run by the Satanists. Whether it was cartoons, musicians, or even diaper companies, everyone was on high alert. You might think I'm kidding, but it's absolutely true. People everywhere were convinced that the devil worshiping cult was trying to force them into doing his bidding. These were the most bizarre instances of that conspiracy. 1. Pampers DiapersFlickrLet's start with the
Admit it, in the 90s, there was nothing cooler than owning a pair of rollerblades. Everyone had to have them. Every kid had them at the top of their Christmas list, and every adult was rushing out to the store to pick up a pair. They came in pretty rad colors, had these intense buckles, and when you wore them you felt like you could move faster than anyone. People wearing inline skates would rocket past you on the sidewalk, making anyone who didn't have them super jealous because they were stuck walking like chumps. It started with athletes, turning
If you were a kid in the 90s, then chances are a house filled with inflatable furniture was your greatest dream. I remember thinking about what it would be like to get my first apartment when I was young, and I figured that a house full of inflatable furniture was an economical option. Granted, I was only nine years old and didn't really think about how uncomfortable that would be. It didn't matter anyway, because by the time I was old enough to have an apartment, inflatable furniture was a thing of the past. Triboo ClubIt's fine, we could live