Review of the Living Well with Montel HealthMaster Infomercial Now Online

Sylvia Brown, Montel Williams, and Forbes Riley on the HealthMaster infomercialI wrote a complete review of the HealthMaster blender infomercial starring former talk show host Montel Williams, Forbes Riley, and psychic Sylvia Browne. Check it out:

And don’t miss the video clip of “highlights” from Sylvia Browne at the bottom of the page.

Here are some more things about the HealthMaster infomercial I didn’t mention in the review:

  • There are actually two versions of the “Living Well with Montel” infomercial for the HealthMaster. The half-hour version is pretty boring and mostly features Montel and Forbes making recipes with the Health Master “emulsifier.” The full-length hour-long version is the one I review. It has a lot of extraneous crap that turns it into a real freak show.
  • If you watch the video clip, “Sylvia Browne Highlights” you will see the tease that starts the infomercial.

    At around 0:19-0:28, the announcer says, “Don’t miss Sylvia’s…shocking psychic predictions, including a frightening revelation about one woman…”

    Sylvia says, “I call this the desert period.”

    And the announcer concludes, “…that could save her life and yours.”

    All while we see images of this crying woman:

    Near the end of the infomercial, Sylvia makes predictions for 3 women. However, the crying woman shown in the beginning is never seen again. Nor do we ever hear Sylvia Browne explain what she means by the “desert period.”

    I wonder if any viewers watched this program just to find out about that lady, only to be tricked into watching an hour long infomercial and still have their curiosity unallayed.

  • As I imply in my review, I strongly suspect (though I certainly can’t prove) that the segment with the fat kid (Brent Jr.) is scripted. But I also think that kid is a great actor who really pulls off being upset and surly at the beginning. The thing that most makes me think it was a foregone conclusion that Brent Jr. would love his veggie juice is the way he positions his upper lip after drinking it. It is as if he is making sure the cameras get a good shot of the green mustache left behind.

Brent Jr. shows off his green mustache on the HealthMaster infomercial


  • 9 Responses to “Review of the Living Well with Montel HealthMaster Infomercial Now Online”

  • Sylvia Browne reminds me of both Hazel from the Magic bullet infomercials and Jeanne Bice.

    Comment by Spruce on January 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

  • Cool. I caught the hour long one over Christmas break and was hoping you’d catch this gem :).

    Comment by TimNRA757 on January 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm

  • I think Montel’s “Stop right here for just a second…” is the new “I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but…”

    Except ruder and more inconsiderate.

    Comment by Nils Barton on February 2, 2010 at 10:36 pm

  • Who is this Sylvie Brown anyway? My god, what a frickin trainwreck! By The sounds of her voice it appears that she’s been mixing concrete with the darn thing and consuming bowls of gravel for breakfast. It seems quite possible since montel claims the motor in this blender is as big as the engine in Motels fathers fishing boat. I will wait for the gas powered version that we could use for trolling and then mix healthy plantlife that we find in the river!

    Comment by Tom H on February 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

  • I would like to imagine Sylvie Brown as a Cyborg sent from the future to predict (and thus warn their parents against) which kids would,later in their lives, suffer due to lack of vitamins and minerals, so that their parents can buy whatever machine Montel is selling and save their kids’ lives!

    Oops! I should stop watching reruns of Sarah Connor Chronicles. (Or maybe, simply the cough syrup I took for my allergy and cough is working.)

    Comment by znkp on February 6, 2010 at 5:35 am

  • “Living Well with Montel may not feature paternity testing or a drill sergeant sending an out of control teen girl to boot camp…”

    Are we talking about Maury here, or Montel?

    Comment by znkp on July 5, 2010 at 1:51 am

  • the lady cryin is my sister. she was cryin because she told my sister about how our cousin passed in a car crash and he died fast and in no pain. we to watch the whole show to see my sister but never comes on

    Comment by heather on August 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm

  • I wonder if any viewers watched this program just to find out about that lady, only to be tricked into watching an hour long infomercial and still have their curiosity unallayed.

    I actually did exactly that about a year ago; an entire hour wasted on what basically was “The Montel Show” 2.0.

    Comment by BOTR on February 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  • I can tell you all what she was crying about , all you had to do is ask lol … I was preggo with my dd i was super emotional …. 5 plus yrs later I giggle when im on tv

    Comment by jenn fig-sin on May 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm