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.