Richard Simmons Video: The Hunt for Some Woman Named “Joanie”

I’ve uploaded a new video clip from the Richard Simmons: Farewell to Fat infomercial. After sweatin’ up a storm, fitness and diet guru Richard Simmons meets some overweight emotionally-distraught woman at a mall. He makes an earnest promise to ‘help’ her lose weight but doesen’t even bother to get her phone number—so has to unleash a big campaign to find her so she can tape a testimonial for his latest exercise videos.

Read my review of the entire Richard Simmons Farewell to Fat Infomercial.


  • 3 Responses to “Richard Simmons Video: The Hunt for Some Woman Named “Joanie””

  • “he gives you the will to go on” is a great quote. lmao! I also love how he gives her a big’o smacking kiss on the cheek.

    Comment by Joy on November 23, 2008 at 1:12 am

  • ” I am responsible for myself” lol

    Comment by Richard Simmons on November 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm

  • It reminded me of a “700 Club” type video, where they have a despondent person watching the 700 club, praying with Pat Robertson, and sending in a big cheque, and once the cheque clears in few days they show the person receiving the miracle that they paid, er, prayed for.

    That being said, I have to admit that the clip did bring tears to my eyes.

    Comment by Visaman on November 24, 2008 at 2:28 am