Cobra StunLight: The Return of the Cheesy Self-Defense Device Infomercial
I received emails from people telling me to be on the look out for the infomercial for the Cobra StunLight personal protection device, which combines a flashlight, laser, and pepper spray. Ridiculous Infomercial Review reader Melanie described it to me as “the second coming of the Myotron Pulse Wave.” Unfortunately I have not been lucky enough to see this infomercial on TV or capture it on my TiVo dragnet.
However, reader Alan Koch was kind enough to send me a link to some clips of the Cobra StunLight infomercial online.
The Cobra StunLight does indeed appear to be the second coming of the Myotron Pulse Wave, complete with fear peddling and cheesy crime re-enactments. Check out this clip where a granny fights back against two intruders:
The most remarkable thing about the scene with the old lady is the type of people who are committing the burglary. Back in 1996 political correctness forced the creators of the Myotron Pulse Wave infomercial to feature racially-integrated street gangs. These days political correctness has gotten so bad that the Cobra StunLight infomercial has two white girls breaking into a house—a prospect that I’m sure keeps so many people cowering in fear each night. And they didn’t even try to make the actresses playing the would-be burglars look like the kind of tattooed, meth-addicted white trash that might actually commit this kind of crime.
In this next video we see surveillance camera clips in which the Cobra StunLight pepper spray flashlight saved the day (For some reason they don’t allow embedding of this video so click the link):
It’s not clear if these are actual surveillance videos or just phony scenes made to look like surveillance videos.
The Cobra StunLight infomercial is hosted by the ubiquitous Erica Shafer (who will likely join the ranks of such prolific infomercial hostesses as Forbes Riley, Nancy Nelson, and Darla Haun):
My question is: Did Sheila Griffin just graduate from Starfleet Academy?
Anyway, I can’t wait to see the entire Cobra Stunlight infomercial for myself!
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