AskMen Names the 10 Greatest Infomercials of All Time

The AskMen website recently compiled a list of the top 10 infomercials of all time. The list is a pretty good one and I’m proud to say that several of the infomercials reviewed on this website were included (as well of some of the videos we’ve put online). Here is the AskMen list:

1. Richard Simmons Sweatin’ to the Oldies
2. Ron Popeil Showtime Rotisserie
3. Tom Vu
4. Suzanne Somers’ Thighmaster
5. Susan Powter
6. Miss Cleo
7. Tony Little’s Gazelle
8. Magic Bullet
9. Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer
10. Dr. Ho Muscle Massager
Honorary Mention: Ginsu Knives

This is a pretty decent list, but I strongly question the Richard Simmons infomercial for Sweatin’ to the Oldies being named the top infomercial of all time. In fact I wouldn’t even place it in the top ten.

The other interesting selection is that of the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie in second place. While “the king of infomercials” certainly deserves to be on the list, I wouldn’t have selected the Showtime Rotisserie infomercial. The all-time greatest Ron Popeil infomercial in my opinion is the one for the GLH-9 spray-on hair. It is one of my major regrets that I failed to record the GLH-9 infomercial back when it was airing in the 1990s!

If there are any infomercials you think should have been put on the list (or left off the list), please let us know by leaving a comment.


  • 8 Responses to “AskMen Names the 10 Greatest Infomercials of All Time”

  • I think that the Extenze infomercial should have been on the list (especially a list compiled by Ask Men!), though I don’t know if the Ron Jeremy version or the Bridgetta Tomarchio version is better. I saw recently that a new version of the Extenze infomercial is on the air where they say they’ve been on the air for 7 years!

    Comment by aimhire on April 18, 2008 at 10:30 am

  • The Klee Irwin Infomercial was left off the list!!!


    Comment by dan on April 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm

  • One stoopid tv product that people still laugh about is the FlowBee hair cutting system that was attached to a vacuum. i cant believe people really bought such a dumb product but i know they did because years ago my aunt told me she ordered a FlowBee and was going to use it to cut my cousins hair but i dont know if she ever really used it.

    Comment by David on April 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm

  • Where is the Miracle Blade?!?!? Best infomercial EVER

    Comment by Jason on April 19, 2008 at 2:08 am

  • No Greer Childers and Body Flex? She was robbed, I tell you. ROBBED!!

    Comment by Nicolletta on April 19, 2008 at 11:01 am

  • I agree… The Miracle Blade infomercial was pure art.

    Comment by Lianne on December 12, 2008 at 7:06 am

  • OHH! And the other one that should be there is the Nuwave oven ads. Those are hilarious. Everything is so moist and juicy… “WOW Jan, that steak is so moist and juicy… I’ve barely even chewed but I can tell because it’s been cooked in the Nuwave… MMMmmm, That cardboard you’ve just given me is so tender and moist and juicy.” Those Nuwave ovens are genius.

    Comment by Lianne on December 12, 2008 at 7:12 am

  • When I read all these comments, I regret not being born and brought up in the USA.

    What a waste of a life I have; how many great infomercials have I missed in my life!

    Comment by Znkp on January 23, 2009 at 1:57 pm