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Cathy Mitchell Appears in Infomercial Parody Sketch

Infomercial fans recognize Cathy Mitchell as the veteran hostess who has used her matronly charms to pitch countless kitchen products, such as GreenBags and the Flat Fold Colander. Because of her iconic status, the producers of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! on Adult Swim tapped Mitchell to play herself in an infomercial parody sketch. In this sketch, Cathy Mitchell plays it straight as the hostess of an infomercial for a cooking product called the Griddleman Griddle. The Griddleman is similar to the GT Xpress 101 product that Mitchell endorses in real life—except that I don’t remember any “Horse Grease” on the GT Xpress infomercial! All the other humor in this sketch comes from her co-host, Dr. Steve Brule, played by the well-know comedic actor John C. Reilly. Cathy Mitchell gently tries to guide Dr. Brule, who is as clueless as can be:

Big thanks to Ridiculous Infomercial Review reader Jennifer for letting me know about this Cathy Mitchell sketch.

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  • 9 Responses to “Cathy Mitchell Appears in Infomercial Parody Sketch”

  • Actually it reminds me of The Griddler from Cuisinart that Beau Rials was peddling a couple moths back.

    I think he’s moved on to an infomercial with Mimi Umidon for something called the Total Trimmer. Mimi’s left behind her man for another infomercial huckster.

    Comment by Kyle Varnell on September 26, 2008 at 11:07 pm

  • I forgot to add that this clip is great and Cathy plays the straight woman very well. It’s great to see that she can laugh at herself.

    Comment by Kyle Varnell on September 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm

  • Gotta love Kathy Mitchell- she’s got that matronly appeal, and even has a warm candor. She’s nothing like those other seedy bastard infomercial pigs like the colon cleanse greaseball with the pencil mustache.

    Comment by Ditsy on October 2, 2008 at 6:38 pm

  • Have to say, she is so much funnier in person. You’d never know from the infomercials, but she’s hilarious. Of course, I’m biased since she’s my mother, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong…8)

    Comment by Robert Mitchell on October 11, 2008 at 9:25 pm

  • That was great!

    Have Tim and Eric ever concering using Darla Haun and one of her infomercial products???

    Comment by Mike Smith on November 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm

  • We love our Kathy. We will not rest until we have had our fill of stuffed soup. Viva la Kathy!!

    Comment by pa bierman on April 1, 2009 at 9:42 am

  • Does anyone know how old Cathy Mitchell is?

    Comment by kara on April 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm

  • Hey, still looking good! Still in cal?

    Comment by Fred on June 11, 2009 at 2:11 pm

  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
    Season 3
    episode 1
    Resurrection

    if anyone cares.

    Comment by DJ SATURN on July 17, 2009 at 3:44 am

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