counter

Do You Cath? Liberator Medical Commercial Offers You Catheters Out the Wazoo!

A reader of this website emailed me about the commercial for Liberator Medical Supply some months back. (I tried looking for the email but couldn’t find it.)

This commercial promotes a service for people who use catheters, which are tubes for people with urinary problems. Now, before a bunch of humorless twits start posting prissy comments, I have no reason to doubt that Liberator Medical Supply provides a useful service for people with serious medical conditions. Nevertheless, any TV commercial selling tubes for people to stick in their pee-holes is going to be funny!

Fans of poo have the Dual Action Cleanse infomercial; now fans of piss have the Liberator commercial—although Holly is a lot easier to look at than Klee Irwin.

This is the first time I have ever heard “cath” used as a verb. Before this commercial I had only heard the word “Cath” as a nickname for women named Catherine. I’m sure women named Catherine or Kathy will be displeased with this commercial’s use of the term “cath,” but they can find a sympathetic ear from guys named Dick, Peter, and Rod. In any case, knowing this alternative meaning for “cath” might be the only thing that would make watching NBC’s lame new sitcom Kath and Kim interesting.

The most interesting dialogue in the ad is: “I was nervous about calling strangers, but these strangers, they quickly became my friends.” I wonder how the conversations go between Holly and her new “friends”

“I had asparagus for dinner last night and, boy, I’d sure hate to stick that smelly catheter back inside of my urinary tract. Peeeheeewww!! It’s great that I can get non-peed-on catheters from you guys every time I need to cath.”

I bet this commercial will entice lonely people without urinary problems to start signing up for the catheter service just so that they can make friends as well.

Comments

  • 23 Responses to “Do You Cath? Liberator Medical Commercial Offers You Catheters Out the Wazoo!”

  • I love a man with a big catheter!

    Comment by Richard Simmons on October 19, 2008 at 7:14 pm

  • I can’t get the benefit of a commercial if I’m wincing the whole way through it.

    Comment by Al Frank on October 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

  • A question for anybody who caths, or someone in the know with this business- does this sh– hurt? Or is the situation at least a bit uncomfortable?

    My curiousity is killing me.

    Comment by Mel on October 20, 2008 at 10:48 pm

  • I cathed a huge one this morning. It was about as thick as my wrist and as long as your arm.

    Comment by Emilin8r on October 21, 2008 at 9:41 pm

  • To #3. I had a serious emergency back operation that left me numb from where the sugery was done in my spine to the bottom of my feet. A lot of nerve and muscle damage. It does hurt even if you are numb in that area, it can still be quite painful if you miss/don’t put it in properly you can draw blood. It’s not fun and not funny. It’s a real bitch. Imagine having to piss really really bad and the only way it’ll come out is though a tube because your muscles and nerves don’t work. Yeah it’s painful.

    Comment by a lady on October 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

  • I spoke with Holly, she’s actually a very nice lady and had no idea this commercial would cause such a stir!

    Also, her dad designed the Mustang logo!

    Comment by Eugene on December 1, 2008 at 5:30 pm

  • I wonder how the Holly the Cath Lady’s feminine hygiene is? This commercial grosses me out as a man who likes women. I’d avoid one like this with the plague. I hope she got paid good. Wonder what her friends think of her now.

    Comment by paddy on September 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

  • yes, its uncomfotable, but not as uncomfortable as when the muscles dont work and yoy gotta go and you cant, i did the first commercial volunteer because i was so mad that they were telling us to reuse these plastic things, as far as my hygene goes, wow, what a question, geez, i can assure you my significant others have never complained, and i and sure not offering myself up to be examined by you for this purpose…wow my friends are still my friends, and they knew how sick i was before, they are glad i am better, i am shocked this commercial has caused these comments, and yes dad died at 32with urologicalissues too and he not only did the mustang emblem but also the drawings of the mustang prototype 1962; google phil ckark mustang… wow guys

    Comment by holly on September 23, 2009 at 5:25 pm

  • The commercial was done by Holly to help people who had to experience reusing catheters. Show them they had another choice. I hope none of you have to experience this. It isn`t something to laugh about. Hope you don`t end up in a nursing home. You may have a little more compassion for you fellow man. It takes a special person to make this kind of commercial.

    Comment by marilyn on September 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm

  • Marilyn,

    You are so nice to say that.. that is very true. Everyone will probably have to catheterize at some point–when they have a baby, or in a nursing home or with a surgery, if they don’t, someone close to them will. It is just a fact of life. How many people take care of people and have to help them with this issue. Bless you hospice people! Thank you For your POSITIVE Comments on this.

    Comment by Holly Blevins on September 25, 2009 at 10:54 am

  • I just wonder why people have to “cath”? Not a joke.

    Comment by Denise Kirkendoll on January 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm

  • I have been cathing (due to Spina Bifida) since I was 7 years old (now 39). I have NEVER had to sterilize catheters, I have always reused- just soak them in rubbing alcohol for pete’s sake! This commercial is so stupid and gives the wrong impression. I, personally, find it very offensive.

    Comment by Beth on January 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

  • It says on the Catheters DO NOT REUSE. I can’t imagine soaking them in Alcohol. I use Antibacterial Catheters. The alcohol would change the dynamics of them. Wow. Never heard of that one.

    Comment by Clark on February 5, 2010 at 6:22 am

  • Is the dark-haired girl in the new Liberator Medical Holly’s sister? They look like twins and even have the same speech patterns.

    Comment by Penny on February 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm

  • I’m pretty sure the woman in the new Liberator commercial is Holly, just with a different hair color and style.

    Comment by euGene on February 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

  • Probably depends on the type of catheter. I have never heard of antibacterial catheters, that’s cool. The doctor’s who first taught me to self-cath 33yrs. ago are the ones who said to use rubbing alcohol. Of course those were red, rubber ones 🙂 I haven’t had a UTI in over 10 years, so can’t be too bad.

    Comment by Beth on February 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  • I think that it is not right 2 reuse cathiters. I have been reusing sins i was eleven years old. I beleave Holly has the right idea 2 make it publice. People should know. That it is rough 4 people that have 2 reuse them. They smart but after i have used them 4 about eleven years it duse not bother me. My parents was told April 4th 2000 that i may not make it through the night. The doctors told me and my parints that i may not live but 5 years and i have passed that point. the doctors are amazed at my will 2 live and the stringth that i have shone. So I know how it feels being tied down 2 a bed. When they cought my kiddny problen my bladder was the size of a backetball and colapsed in on its self. and that was very painfull. But know that I think about it i am glad that i am still alive. So cathiter can help when 1 is in need. I am glad that Holly took a stand 2 let the publice see.

    Comment by delaina on November 21, 2010 at 9:09 pm

  • Delaina…this is Holly. God bless You sweetheart. It is for You and others like You That I made a stand. My dad died awaiting a kidney transplant himself….I too am just trying to stay healthy as possible. My thoughts and prayers are with You.

    Comment by holly on January 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

  • PS..holly is a real person…she Just uses over the counter Feria hair colour…and it looks even darker in winter and under less light… same Holly all Liberator commercials.Holly Clark.

    Comment by holly on January 14, 2011 at 8:51 am

  • Holly, u r absolutely gorgeous!

    Comment by Jeffrey Whitaker on January 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

  • Thank you to all those who are concerned about me.
    ..
    Im having some new health issues…but I feel like one of Dr Houses patients with all that’s going on…. keep me on your prayers…IC and MS aren’t fun…and now heart issues are added yo the bunch …guess that goes with the kidneys. Stay healthy friends !

    Comment by holly on March 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  • I cath. I had to have my urinary bladder removed a few years ago due to cancer. Instead of having to wear a bag to pee in, as I would have had to do not too many years ago, my urologist created an internal reservoir, with an opening near my belly button. The catheter gets inserted into the opening (also called a stoma), allowing me to empty my created “bladder”. Isn’t uncomfortable at all. Sure beats a lot of the alternatives!

    Comment by Ann on November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  • I hate to say it but I was laughing on the floor with some of the comments and the initial story up top. I have to get a towel as I was crying at how funny the explanation of cathing, not the problem was. God bless those that have to do this, but It was funny, especially about the asparagus last night. was curious what cathing was,, now I know.

    Comment by matt coombes on November 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Leave a Reply