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Best and Worst Infomercials on TV Right Now

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 30th 2011 11:00AM
Chaz DeanWhat exactly makes for a "good" infomercial? Aren't most infomercials "bad," even if the product is good? And bad products are sometimes showcased in highly entertaining infomercials. In fact, an entertaining infomercial is better than a really unfunny sitcom.

All that makes choosing the best and worst infomercials a little tricky. So this is a list of infomercials that are running right now, with their good points and bad points. There isn't a "best" list and a "worst" list, they're all a "best and worst."

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Nine random thoughts about television - VIDEOS

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 11th 2009 2:00PM
1. I touched on this in a recent Brought To You By... post, but I'm rooting for the cable guy in those Verizon FiOS commercials. I'm not taking sides when it comes to one technology over another, I just think the Verizon guy is a jerk. For example, the ad where the two guys bump into each other on the elevator. The cable guy just wants to know what's going on with his neighbor and industry buddy and all the Verizon guy can talk about is the newest great offer from Verizon. The cable guy is just trying to connect on a friendship level, and the FiOS guy just brags about his company more. If I was the cable guy, I wouldn't have pressed all of the elevator buttons, I would have kicked the Mr. FiOS in the groin, taken his J.D. Power and Associates award and sold it on ebay.

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