Mighty Cast 89: Mighty Critical – Infomercials

Mighty Critical – Infomercials

It’s that time of year again…
No, No, No, not THAT time, it’s the time for…

INFOMERCIALS!

Love em or hate em (mostly hate em),
they’re here to steal your holiday money
& guaranteed to disappoint your friends,
family & enemies alike!

With hearty “lower-your-defences”
Money-Back Guarantees,
it’s not their fault if they suck,
it’s your fault you bought them!

But if you’re as proactive with your return
as you were with your 4am purchase,
you’ll get your money back in a jiffy!

“Your call is important to us.

Please wait until our cheapest customer
service rep in India gets to your call.

Due to poor Internet lines for broadband
telephony, if you’re disconnected after a
30 minute wait, please try again and move
to the end of the line.”

Jokes aside, we’ll be discussing:
* What is actually “good” about the programs
* What to beware of (a LOT)

And which fallacies are still alive & well
in the late-night infomercial biz.

Enjoy!

Mighty Videos

Tiny Meeker Benches 1102 lbs

Show Notes

Bad Santa

The baddest Santa ever comes to town with the hilarious Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter! Ill-mannered store Santa Willie Stokes (Thornton) is really a safecracker with a holiday tradition of making one big score every Christmas Eve with his clever Elf-partner-in- crime Marcus. But this year’s heist-fest could be completely foiled by a snoopy store manager (Ritter), savvy mall detective (Mac), sexy Santa fan, and an innocent 8 year old misfit who thinks the intoxicated and felonious Willie is the real Santa he seeks. Forget the cookies and milk; this is the gritty gut busting comedy Rolling Stone pegs as “a Christmas perennial for Scrooges of all ages!”