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The Rice Twins on the Cash Flow Generator Infomercial

Among the most memorable of the infomercial real estate gurus were brothers John and Greg Rice, who for years promoted their Cash Flow Generator workshops on TV. What made these two stand out was that they were not only identical twins but also dwarfs. In fact, the 2 foot, 10 inch pair were in the Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest living identical twins.

In November 2005, John Rice died from complications during leg surgery. Their Cash Flow Generator infomercial, however, continued to be broadcast as late as August 2006. Here is a video clip from one of their infomercials:

As you can see from the video, the Rice brothers were even less shy than Tom Vu in admitting that other people’s bad fortune could be a great boon for your real estate portfolio.

“Do people in your area ever get divorced? Do they lose their job, for whatever reason? Do people in your area ever get transferred on their job?”

“Do they ever die? Do people in your area ever inherit a property they really don’t want or know what to do with? Or are there people in your area who are trying to do real estate the hard way, trying to deal with problem tenants, and they just want to get out?”

Before appearing on infomercials, the Rice twins had many small parts (no pun intended!) in movies and TV shows. The following article from the June 17, 1980 edition of the (now-defunct) supermarket tabloid Weekly World News discussed their upcoming roles in the TV series “Foul Play” (based on the Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn movie of the same name) and mentioned the fact that the brothers were real estate millionaires in West Palm Beach, Florida:

According to the Classic TV Archive, the short-lived “Foul Play” series aired six episodes between January and August of 1981. Watch this clip of the opening credits from Foul Play, and sure enough John and Greg Rice appear near the end.

And check out these photos of the Rice brothers from the TV show.

Read more about the John and Greg Rice and their inspiring story in the article, Rice twin feels void with brother’s loss

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  • 2 Responses to “The Rice Twins on the Cash Flow Generator Infomercial”

  • They look suspiciously like the dwarf brought in to teach tolerance to Eric Cartman;

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    Comment by Al Frank on October 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm

  • I would bet Trey and Matt had those guys in mind when they did that episode.

    Comment by BOTR on January 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

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