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EZ Cracker Commercial: Is Wendy the Snapple Lady the Next Billy Mays?

Here’s a blast from the past. Wendy Kaufman—better known as “Wendy the Snapple Lady”—appears in the latest infomercial for the EZ Cracker. (If you didn’t know, the EZ Cracker is a kitchen device designed to spare you from the grueling agony of cracking an egg.) Check out Wendy’s debut as an infomercial pitchman (pitchwoman? pitchperson?):

Infomercials often use A-list celebs from past decades to sell products (such as Mr. T and Lee Majors). But this may be the first time an infomercial has tried to use a D-List celebrity from a past decade to sell a product.

(Wendy Kaufman also appeared on the first season of Celebrity Fit Club, which from the looks of this ad didn’t stick. I remember one episode of that program had a gruff drill sergeant on to whip the contestants into shape. The drill sergeant declared, “These celebrities have everything done for them! They never have to work for themselves!” At which point I thought, “Do Biz Markie and Wendy the Snapple Lady really get to have everything done for them?”)

Someone in the DRTV biz apparently thinks Wendy could be the next Cathy Mitchell, Vince Offer, or Billy Mays. Notice how the producers are trying so hard to make “Hellooooooo from Wendy!” (spoken with outstretched arms) the next great infomercial/pop-culture catchphrase on the order of “Hi, Billy Mays here” or “Are you following me, camera guy?” With all due respect to Ms. Kaufman, I hope they don’t succeed, because Wendy is, quite frankly, as annoying as the squealing of a tortured chipmunk with the orchestral accompaniment of forks scraped against plates.

For those who haven’t seen the original EZ Cracker commercial, here it is. Don’t miss the woman getting a mouthful of muffin loaded with egg shells.

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  • 7 Responses to “EZ Cracker Commercial: Is Wendy the Snapple Lady the Next Billy Mays?”

  • My personal favorite infomercial catchphrase that somehow never caught on:

    “Ya gettin’ this asshole?”

    I believe it was from a Vince Offer spoof posted here from youtube. Still waiting to here it on the air….

    Comment by Nils Barton on February 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

  • Wow. I am…shocked. Think about it: in the time it takes to crack open a dozen eggs, you will have succeeded in cracking open just a single one by using the EZ Cracker. Unless you are the world’s biggest klutz, are eggs REALLY that huge a problem to open?

    As for Wendy, I recall thinking – like so many others – how charming and “real” she was, back in those Snapple days; now, however, she exudes all the charm of a made-in-hell love child of Richard Simmons and Rachael Ray.

    This truly must rank (and I do mean “rank”) as one of THE most useless products ever marketed.

    Comment by John Abramson on February 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm

  • I still want to see a compilation of all the retarded spazz-moves from the infomercial world. Wendy is as graceful with egg-cracking as the Hulk going through a brick wall.

    Comment by Al Frank on February 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

  • I am horrified, yet amused. On that note, I have to share this video with everyone I’ve ever known ever.

    Comment by Devika on February 3, 2010 at 11:29 am

  • Wow. And I thought this gal had the most grating voice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyX8-kqf5iQ

    Now she sounds like a gentle angel massaging my ears with lavender oil

    Comment by Monica Hamburg on February 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

  • That voice could raise up the dead from the depths of hell…where that one dog from the Petzoo commercial is calling out from.

    Comment by Yami on February 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

  • You HAVE to listen to it again…..it says “cracking eggs ARE difficult” LOLOL

    Comment by Jessica on August 20, 2010 at 6:24 am

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