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Vince Offer Tries to Sell the ShamWow in Spanish

Are you surprised to find out Vince Offer from the ShamWow and Slap Chop commercials is really a Mexican? If so, that’s because Vince is nowhere close to being a Mexican and this video proves it:

The ShamWow ad isn’t the first English-language infomercial to be translated into Spanish, but usually they either dub over the original video or they remake the commercial with someone who, you know, actually speaks Spanish. Vince, however, is so confident (or arrogant) about his ability as a supersalesman that he thinks he can sell ShamWow cloths in a language he can’t even speak.

I’ve never felt sorry for an entire language before, but my sincere condolences go out to the language of Cervantes and all those who speak it as their native tongue.

If Vince ever tried to order from the Taco Bell menu, the person behind the counter would just look at him with a confused stare—yet here he is wielding Spanish for a full two minutes of broadcast TV.

I hope this commercial sold a lot of ShamWows to the Hispanic community; otherwise Vince’s mastery of español would probably only earn him a C- in a Spanish 1A class at some community college in New Jersey.


Muchas gracias to Ridiculous Infomercial Review reader Sam Krysiak for letting me know about Vince Offer’s crime against the Spanish language.

Comments

  • 27 Responses to “Vince Offer Tries to Sell the ShamWow in Spanish”

  • Vince es un pinche pendejo.

    Comment by Richard Simmons on January 3, 2009 at 7:13 pm

  • Hi did you know spanish is spoken like this with long gaps between words ?

    Comment by TimNRA757 on January 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm

  • He sounds like a japanese person trying to speak spanish with a french accent

    Comment by Emilin8r on January 3, 2009 at 10:03 pm

  • Wow. I bet David Duke speaks Spanish better than that.

    Comment by Tony on January 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm

  • I hope they do a spanish slap chop

    iVas a gustar mis huevos!

    Comment by Emilin8r on January 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm

  • I’m now all for making English the official language of the United States just so Vince will shut up.

    Comment by Caleb on January 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm

  • The accent is dreadful, the cadence choppy, the translation wholly incorrect in some places. Still, it eases my mind to know that the folks in “Alemania hacen cosas buenas.” He still can’t shut up about the damn Germans, even in the Spanish version.

    Comment by Sarah on January 6, 2009 at 8:52 am

  • Hilarious! My favorite part is at the end with the real Spanish speaker. He says something about “todos la dia.” They’re repeating that stupid “cause you know we can’t do this all day” line from the original!

    Comment by Eric on January 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm

  • I didn’t think the tale of Vince Offer could possibly get any more absurd, but here we go again. Vince has topped himself. How can he possibly do another spot more goofy than this one? I look forward to finding out.

    Comment by Scott Mercer on January 8, 2009 at 3:48 am

  • Great almighty that is hilarious.

    It’s like a 7th grade Spanish project “Perform an infomercial in Spanish!” after only 8 months of learning the language slow-pace. Hahaha.

    Comment by Lynnie on January 9, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  • He has shat on the Spanish language.

    Comment by Adreim on January 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

  • Weird…he actually says that it lasts ten years(diez anos) in this one without it being dubbed in.

    Comment by Duderino on January 20, 2009 at 9:46 am

  • I used to knock this guy too, until I actually learned his story.
    This guy has my support, no matter how cheesy his infomercials are. If shelling out $20 helps someone with this tenacity fight the Good Fight, I’ll do it once a week.

    Comment by gneil on January 27, 2009 at 10:25 pm

  • Belly button fuzz!!

    Comment by Leon on February 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

  • I think it’s fun. He’s not trying to be Robert DeNiro. You guys would pick the eyeballs out of road kill.

    Comment by Lisa on March 17, 2009 at 2:47 am

  • Heh, as a linguist I can appreciate his attempts. It’s kinda sweet. However, even as someone who doesn’t speak any Spanish, I can tell that this is horrible. Oh well. Keep trying, Vince. This is the first thing you’ve done that I didn’t find creepy.

    Also, um, Lisa, what’s with the DeNiro comment? He’s not Spanish.

    Comment by Canaduck on March 25, 2009 at 11:40 pm

  • I don’t speak Spanish at all, but I know I could do a much better job at doing this infomercial than Vince. For anybody who speaks Spanish either their native tongue or a second language, you have my condolences.

    Comment by Anthony on April 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

  • It sounds like someone was feeding it to him him, and he was repeating like a Parrot, line by line. Oldest Gimmick in the book..He doesn’t really care if he speaks correctly or not, its part of the “wow factor” they use to get people’s attention to sell a product.

    Comment by A Real Spanish Speaker on May 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm

  • ¡No podemos hacer esto todo el día! Hahahaha – a lot of this shit is translated terribly, but Vince absolutely had to convey the point that they certainly can’t do this all day. Even though he says that at Noon, 6:00pm, and 3:00am.

    Comment by Eric P on June 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

  • The employees behind the counter at Taco Bell always give confused stares.

    Comment by SBB on June 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

  • “No se, solo se vendeeee!!!!” is supposed to replace the part where the guy says “I dunno it sells itself”, however the real meaning is something like “Idk, we just sell this thing”.
    *facepalm*
    trust me, I’m spanish myself, this Vince videos have even more potential lulz than the english ones.

    Comment by souseiseki64 on August 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

  • YOU PATHETIC BLOGGERS AREN’T WORTHY TO LICK VINCE’S NUTS.

    PAUL LUKAS WANTS TO PLAY WITH VINCE’S NUTS IN HIS MOUTH.

    Comment by ZACATACK on February 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

  • GIVE THE GUY CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!!!!

    AT LEAST HE WAS CARING ENOUGH TO TRY YOU FUKKKNN DOUCHE BAGS.

    THIS IS WHY AMERICANS ARE HATED ON EARTH.

    Comment by ZACATACK on February 7, 2012 at 2:20 am

  • STUPID AMERICANS WHO DO NOTHING BUT TALK SH– WHILE HIDING QUIVERING BEHIND AN ANONYMOUS COMPUTER SCREEN.

    YOU PATHETIC BASTARDS… PAUL LUCAS IS YOUR KING.

    BWAHAHAHAHAAA

    Comment by ZACATACK on February 7, 2012 at 2:21 am

  • YOU MORONS CAN’T EVEN SPEAK SPANISH, AND YOU STILL YOU TALK SHTT?

    KILL YOURSELVES. SERIOUSLY,

    KILL YOURSELVES AND DO NOT REPRODUCE LOL

    Comment by ZACATACK on February 7, 2012 at 2:23 am

  • # 1-22 COMMENTER’S INCOME, ALL ADDED UP TOGETHER WOULDN’T EQUAL WHAT VINCE MAKES IN A WEEK.

    LEARN YOUR PLACE PEASANTS!!!

    Comment by ZACATACK on February 7, 2012 at 2:24 am

  • being Schticky becuase he stole the OMG now vince is sued by a single mom idea from her

    Comment by bradly Laura on March 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

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