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Looking for a Tape of the Psychic Gary Spivey Infomercial

Recently I received an email from Patrick at videocassette.blogspot.com. It appears he had the infomercial of psychic Gary Spivey on tape but lost it. He asked me if I happened to have a copy of it.

Alas, I do not have a copy of it. And it’s a shame too. Gary Spivey’s psychic infomercial was one of the great all time infomercials. It aired sometime in the mid-90s, and consisted of MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown running around trying to find Gary Spivey. (I can’t remember why she was hunting him down.) It was a lot like Downtown Julie Brown was Dorothy and she was seeking the Wizard in the form of psychic Gary Spivey. But instead of traveling through Munchkinland, she seemed to wind her way through a lot of nightclubs (I vaguely remember that this thing took place in Miami’s South Beach) and instead of meeting the Tin Man she ran into a guy named Fez who wore a fez. Fez seemed to be quite familiar with Spivey and one can only speculate as to what kind of “companions” Fez and Gary really were. With the help of Fez, Downtown Julie Brown eventually tracks down the psychic. I think he gave her a psychic reading that made her cry.

Despite all of that, probably the only thing most people will remember about Gary Spivey is his bizarre white helmet of Afro-like hair. What the hell is that? Is it supposed to enhance his psychic powers? This hideous monstrosity was never actually mentioned in the infomercial; nor is it explained on his website.

Anyway, if anyone had the wisdom and foresight to get this classically awful infomercial on tape I would certainly appreciate having a copy of it, as I would very much like to write about it on the Ridiculous Infomercial Review. Please contact me through this page.

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  • 13 Responses to “Looking for a Tape of the Psychic Gary Spivey Infomercial”

  • OMG, when I seen the photo of that psychic, I literally was laughing to tears. I totally forgot all about that infomercial. It was that guy’s weird hair that I remember most about him.

    Comment by Kirk on August 26, 2006 at 9:50 pm

  • I have met Gary and he is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet – no kidding.

    While it may give you content on your site – poking fun of someone who dresses differently and slamming them without knowing them is kind of grade school don’t you think? I hope you rethink your comments – or post a photo of yourself and invite people to slam you a bit.

    Rating infomercials as bad is one thing but cutting down- actually ripping him to shreds – a guy just because you think he looks different is another.

    Since you visited his website – you could have contacted him and asked about his hair. Decent guy that he is – he probably would have given you the resaon behind the look.

    The interesting thing is – he’s a lot smarter than you realize – he has a built in PR machine based on how he dresses.

    Regards,
    Contrarian Luddite

    Comment by ContrarianLuddite on August 28, 2006 at 1:58 pm

  • How’re you doing, Gary? Because you HAVE to be hum.

    Comment by Kurt on October 6, 2006 at 8:07 am

  • “Him” I mean.

    Comment by Kurt on October 6, 2006 at 8:07 am

  • I saw this site and wanted to know what you were looking for. The comment the person made about gary is true. I have meet him and spoken to him a couple of times and he is a really nice guy. He is very smart and successful. The dress is a PR thing and he has gotten to where he is through his image.
    Sincerly,
    Shoshana

    Comment by shoshana unger on June 25, 2007 at 9:32 am

  • jesus christ people, stop bitching! the guy could be a saint and he would STILL have stupid looking hair. if its a PR thing than you should be thankful that he’s laughing at it. this is probably the first time ever i saw people rushing to defend a “psychic” swindler

    Comment by max on January 29, 2008 at 10:55 pm

  • This guy is the real deal,Ive gotten a small radio reading and been to his workshop, he helps earthbound souls cross over,and teaches people all over the world to get rid of dark energies in you energy field.Please, putting light on the planet is what we should all be doing,especially now. Open your mind people!

    Comment by julie raymos on January 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

  • Its funny how its always the people who have never talked to gary before think hes fake and a swindler they seem to know sooo much about the guy when really they dont know squat. but every single person who knows him or has ever met him loves him and has never said a bad thing about him.

    Theres a very CLEAR line that everyone can see:

    ppl who have NEVER seen or herd him before, always knows hes a fake –

    and ppl who HAVE met him, know hes legit with out a doubt.

    hmmmmm. Its doesnt take intelligence to figure that out for you idiots. how about instead of saying things you dont know bout him talk to him once and you will never doubt him again. thats exactly what happened to me. a legit psychic could never have millions of people who swear by him

    Comment by randy anderson on January 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm

  • Randy,

    The number of followers the man has is a testament to both his craftiness and the pathetic credulity of his followers.

    There’s a sucker born every minute. Hordes of people will continue to throw their money away to charlatans. You can count on it.

    Comment by Jordan on January 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgzR4WPc1qU

    This is the infomercial I am Kevin the Stock Broker giving the Testimony @9:19

    Comment by Kevin Stock Broker on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Excellent! Thanks for the link, Kevin.

    Comment by Paul Lucas on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • Paul Lucas the link no longer works, did you copy the video? I need a copy

    Comment by Kevin the Stock Broker on January 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

  • Sorry, Kevin. I didn’t save the video.

    Comment by Paul Lucas on January 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

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