Those “Oh, No! Has This Ever Happened to You?” Infomercial Moments

Here is a video that compiles all those black-and-white moments at the beginning of infomercials where people are having a surprising amount of trouble accomplishing very simple tasks:

Some of this “As Seen On TV” products I recognized here include Shoedini, Snuggie, Tiddy Bear, Perfect Fit Button, Twin Draft Guard, EZ Cracker, PediPaws, Egg Genie, Perfect Brownie, Cami Secret, Bottle Tops, and Tushee but there were lots of others included as well.

I like the Beatles, but found “Help!” as the background music kind of annoying here. Plus, there was no signature “Waaa-waaa” sound featured.

Thanks to reader Scott Mercer for letting us know about this video.


  • 4 Responses to “Those “Oh, No! Has This Ever Happened to You?” Infomercial Moments”

  • Finally! I’ve been wanting to see something like this for a while. It’s actually funnier if you turn the sound off, or play old silent-film nickelodeon music!

    Comment by Al Frank on May 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

  • “Help” synchs up well with this! Nice work.

    I’ve always found the “Has this ever happened to you?” segments should really be dubbed, “Most people manage just fine; are you sure it isn’t just you? Really?”.

    Comment by Sam on May 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm

  • You’re welcome.

    Comment by Scott Mercer on June 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm

  • I thought the song was on point, especially the end scene LOL! Bad pits!

    Comment by mike ski on October 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm