Is the Twist N Stay Guy Trying to Copy Billy Mays Too?

A few days ago I asked if Joe Fowler on the Gator Grip infomercial was trying to act like Billy Mays. Well, here’s a guy named Bruce Singer who seems to be doing the same thing on the TV commercial for Twist N Stay:

Actually, Bruce Singer seems like some sort of a cross between Billy Mays and Vince “ShamWow” Offer. He has the blue shirt and the shouting like Billy Mays. But his accent sounds more like Vince Offer/Shlomi. And when Bruce tosses the Twist N Stays over his shoulder it is reminiscent of Vince doing the same thing in the Slap Chop commercial.

Bruce’s awkward posture and the way he stands waaaay too close to the camera make me somewhat uncomfortable.

On an unrelated note, I think the groan at 0:19 was lifted from some hardcore porn video—and of course the Twist N Stay product itself might star in such a video in the near future.


  • 3 Responses to “Is the Twist N Stay Guy Trying to Copy Billy Mays Too?”

  • There are a lot of awkward breast shots in this commercial.

    Comment by Saint on October 29, 2009 at 10:27 pm

  • So, he’s selling wire? Have we gotten this lazy? Really?

    Comment by Al Frank on November 1, 2009 at 2:04 am

  • surprised you haven’t mentioned another use–hang yourself after having to watch this informercial!

    Comment by Alli on January 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm