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Old 07-29-21, 10:34 AM
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RIP pocket fisherman

Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86


n 1959 he appeared in his first TV commercial, hawking the Ronco Chop-o-Matic food dicer. Debuting the earnestly dramatic style that became his trademark, Popeil said, "I'm going to show you the greatest kitchen appliance ever made."Popeil followed with a flurry of other made-for-TV inventions, dizzying in both their number and variety. They included the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Electric Food Dehydrator. Popeil said he was not just a salesman, but also an inventor who designed many of the products himself.
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Imagine if this ad were made today.

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pretty sure Popeil was the basis for this too:


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Don't forget Ronco Hair in a Can.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Imagine if this ad were made today.
"Hey good-looking, we'll be back to pick you up later!"
Was that a young Brock Turner?
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
pretty sure Popeil was the basis for this too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HKTx5WFcs0
Mos' def'.

I was going to go there but only had time to find one link.
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Old 07-29-21, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
"Hey good-looking, we'll be back to pick you up later!"
Was that a young Brock Turner?
How about the guy dancing with the radio? I don't think that would fly today.
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Thanks, Ron Popeil, for your heroic nephew Irwin Mainway and his Bag O' Glass and Johnny Switchblade Adventure Punk.


And his offspring, Billy Mays and his OxiCoke Turbo Snorter.

Not to mention Vince Offer's SlapBite Weekend Girlfriend.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Imagine if this ad were made today.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hqIrzkPDtrk
I remember that tv ad playing incessantly when I was a kid. Look at all the good times they were having! Pre-Internet. Pre-cell-phone. There's a whole lot of wrong in that ad, and the one that pops out the hardest at me is the segment with the person of color jammin' down the street with a boombox on his shoulder.

I studied Ron Popeil extensively for my marketing science degree. Fascinating man. I'm sure that Mike Lindell (My Pillow), and Phil Swift (Flex Seal) has taken many of their cues from Popeil's success.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Imagine if this ad were made today.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hqIrzkPDtrk
I remember that commercial we called this loud mouthed girl at school Miss Microphone..
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I remember that commercial we called this loud mouthed girl at school Miss Microphone..
I love it! We could actually start another Foo thread entitled "Nicknames", or something akin to that.
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