You're Doing It Wrong: The Definitive Compilation Of People Struggling At Life In Infomercials

April 23, 2014


What the -- 100% cotton?!

Because life is hard without the right novelty products to make it through the day, here's a compilation of people sucking at life in infomercials. It's got it all -- the woman who can't tie a towel around herself after a shower, people who can't crack eggs, cook pasta or bake brownies, people falling and hurting themselves, and some dude whose pecker explodes in a penis pump. Fine, I'm kidding about that last one. I've heard that can happen though, that's why I don't mess with those things. Kidding again, I don't mess with those things because I was blessed. Fun fact: did you know the expression, "Like a bull in a china shop" was originally, "Like a naked GW in a china shop" but they changed it because the imagery made it hard for people to concentrate on what they were being told? That's true. Also, if the people in these commercials really sucked at life this hard they'd all be f***ng dead.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Louis, who auditioned for an infomercial once but didn't get the part because he couldn't act totally inept.

  • Mazer Rackham

    all of the products they are endorsing dont need to exist

  • Frag Monger

    I've always thought about this whenever I see one of these types of commercials. Sorry, but virtually nobody is as incompetent as these people are portrayed.

  • John Whatmeworry

    All of their problems can be solved with one easy solution: a medically trained professional caretaker.

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    I don't understand marketing people. Who are these commercials supposed to appeal to? I'd be embarrassed to buy one of these products for fear that everyone on line behind me at the store would be snickering, "Oh, he's one of those incompetent morons like the people in the commercials." Who would say, "Yes, I'm an idiot just like that person on the screen. This is a company that makes products for people like me." Or maybe I'm missing the point. Maybe there really ARE millions of people out there who say, "Yes! Finally a product that will let me brush my teeth without falling out a window!"

  • bnachbar01

    This is missing the one for that ear hair trimmer where the guy jabs himself in the brain with a Q-tip and shouts. Hilarious.

  • Jon C

    They'll need to add the new commercial on tv for a covered cup to hold food- apparently bowls are just too easily knocked over, as demonstrated by the actors randomly flipping them.

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    An episode of "Friends" made fun of infomercials. Joey got one as an acting gig. It was for a spout you stick on milk cartons. His closing line was, "Now I can have milk every day!"
    It was as if people were confounded by milk cartons that lack plastic pour spouts.

  • Zoidbert

    This would be a killer episode of The Twilight Zone; you wake up and you're in the world where everyone is like this.

  • Mister Cerberus

    "Are you a woman? Buy this useless shit we're advertising."

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    My favorite infomercial mash-up

  • kristian

    I'll buy what Gilbert is selling.

  • Guest

    i like the bewb spacer

  • adsfasdfasdf

    no eggstractor where the woman futilely scratches at the shell of a hardboiled egg with her fingernails with a phoney "what sorcery is this" look on her face before eventually smashing the egg between her palms with a slam dunk motion of excessive force?

    "boiled eggs are so difficult to open... and once you finally do, what a mess! but with the new and fantastic eggxtractor..."

  • Andyman7714

    I couldn't figure out how to make the video play.

  • Zirthran

    and then the Americans are all surprised why the whole world thinks they are total dipshits

  • Zirthrans biggest fan

    You judge an entire country, filled with people from all around the world, because of tosser infomercials? Man, you must be REALLY smart. Pat yourself on the back.

  • adsfasdfasdf

    if we had to be judged on infomercials at least Billy Mays was pretty kickass...until the airlines covered up their fault in his death(he got beaned in the head with luggage when they thumped a plane onto the runway hard enough the luggage compartment's shitty latch broke open. died later that night from an injury caused exactly by things like that) preemptively attacking by blaming the brainbleed that killed him on casual cocaine use from like 40 years ago to cover their asses. if it was a friendly brawl instead of negligently cutting corners some dude would be in prison for murder after a bop on the head went exactly wrong.

  • dougfunnay

    "Also, if the people in these commercials really sucked at life this hard they'd all be f***ng dead."
    or be politicians

  • Kate
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