Mr. T Hosts the Flavor Wave Oven Turbo Infomercial (I am NOT Making This Up!)

I recently received an email from Ridiculous Infomercial Review reader Joren tipping me off that Mr. T, star of the 1980s TV show The A-Team, was hosting an infomercial. Frankly, I thought he was just making it up, but after a Web search I found out it is absolutely true.

Mr. T appears in the infomercial for Flavor Wave Oven Turbo. I have never seen this infomercial on TV but I did find this clip online:

I guess Mr. T agreed to do an infomercial because he didn’t think his persona had become cheesy enough already. The lines “And of course it had to be low fat” and “I pity the fool that keeps Mr. T waiting” are just priceless. I can’t wait to see the entire Mr. T Flavor Wave Oven Turbo infomercial for myself!

For those of you who just can get enough Mr. T, here he is performing the song “Treat Your Mother Right” from his excellent motivational video Be Somebody or Be Somebody’s Fool:


  • 19 Responses to “Mr. T Hosts the Flavor Wave Oven Turbo Infomercial (I am NOT Making This Up!)”

  • Wasn’t this originally done by some guy named Dave Dornbush from American Harvest? The part I remember the most was that he was talking about losing weight with it while weight slightly less than Jabba The Hut.

    Comment by Kyle L. Varnell on August 9, 2008 at 5:22 pm

  • Mother, there is no other. Great video.. made my day (especially since they are only showing skincare and haircare, or religious infomercials these days in LA television).

    Comment by znkp on August 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm

  • OH no! It is sad to see the T doing this sort of work, but its nice to see him back in chains.

    Comment by The Retroist on August 14, 2008 at 7:56 pm

  • My husband and I just saw this infomercial over the weekend. I hope that you get to see it. It is the best thing we’ve seen. Towards the end Mr. T says “enough of this jibber-jabber” as well as “I pity the fool who tries to cook that frozen meal” and “I love it when a plan comes together”. All that combined with the host being super perky and saying “Mr. T” about a thousand times makes this the funniest infomercial ever.

    Comment by Sarah on August 28, 2008 at 10:01 am

  • hey can anybody point me in the right direction here there is a infomercial where theres a little boy walking down the street and he falls over and then starts break dancing can any reply to where i can find this? thanks

    Comment by Mikeey on August 30, 2008 at 5:17 am

  • I knew T was hitting bottom when he appeared in those wacky ads for Lipton’s “Sizzle and Stir” where he played Florence Henderson’s husband.

    I remember he went on the Howard Stern (radio) show (my second Howard Stern reference in two posts) around that time, and he wouldn’t shut up about it. Stern is trying to ask him stuff and he just keeps bellowing “SIZZLE AND STIR, HOWARD! SIZZLE AND STIR!!” Oh, that Larry Tero.

    Comment by Scott Mercer on August 30, 2008 at 4:19 pm

  • YOU ALL have MISSED the point!! Does the oven do as it says, is it a healthy way to cook?
    If so, I say Right on to Mr. T and I bet not one of you would turn down the chance to do the infomercial….do something helpful and positive with your time….TEST the product m don’t pick apart the person!

    Comment by christie on September 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

  • I love Mr T

    just too bad what it happen to him

    Comment by Mr T on October 29, 2008 at 10:28 am

  • As to Mikeey’s question about the video with the break dancing kid. That is in fact from “Mr. T’s Be Somebody or Be Somebody’s Fool”, which was mentioned in the post. It can be watched and downloaded on google video.

    Comment by God Of Yams on December 1, 2008 at 5:01 pm

  • is their any way i can order a food chart

    Comment by robert on January 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

  • check-out: I WILL BRING MR.T BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by ke smth on February 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

  • I’m watching it as I typed. You should watch the beginning of the infomercial. He knocks down a door to enter the studio “kitchen”.


    Comment by Hannibal Smith on March 2, 2009 at 11:15 pm

  • Oh God. why mr. t why?!?! what happened…. I will send you money if you need it to buy food. please stop degrading yourself.

    Anthony Pittarelli

    Comment by Anthony Pittarelli on March 13, 2009 at 3:00 am

  • I find the infomercial rather amusing and that’s what Mr. T is all about. Amusing American Hero. Cheesey commercial or not the product is wonderful and does everything they say. Get a life people.

    Roddy C Jr.

    Comment by Roddy C Jr. on May 13, 2009 at 7:12 am

  • PS: Did I mention I use it for small catering jobs and plan to buy a second and maybe a 3rd or 4th before long.

    Roddy C. Jr.

    Comment by Roddy C Jr. on May 13, 2009 at 7:15 am

  • Well, I think I’ll like the Mr. T Turbo Oven better than the George Foreman Grill. I ‘re-gifted’ a Foreman Grill to the company Christmas party.

    Comment by MM on October 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm

  • I am watching thos now…so funny and degrading, that thing is a piece of garbage or everyone would have one, check the grill marks onthe fish, its all doctored up, total gimmick, use a grill, dont take the fast way out to feed your family…regardless if it works or not, 120 bucks and i bet you leave it in your pantry in a week…

    Comment by Brian A, marthas vineyard on July 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

  • I’m watching it dubbed in Portuguese right now. It’s cool.

    Comment by Luis on August 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

  • I pity the fool who doesn’t unzip just before urinating

    Comment by Broderick Sandoz on November 25, 2011 at 10:23 am