Couch Commander May Be the Most Spaztastic Infomercial Yet

What do you do when you need to sell a product that no one has any genuine need for? Well, you shoot a TV infomercial with people pretending to be such complete goofs that they can’t do simple tasks without major problems. The most blatant example of this marketing tactic is the commercial for the Couch Commander:

Using a variation on the Beverly Hillbillies theme as a jingle probably wasn’t the wisest choice. Viewers will just assume only dumb white trash have any use for the Couch Commander. But maybe the brilliant master plan of the producer is to corner the entire dumb white trash market for drink and remote control holders.

The free bonus – “robotic book lights” – is equally inane, because it has nothing to do with the main product and because it is the exact same bonus offered by the Snuggie. Most of the people watching the Couch Commander infomercial have already received one of those book lights—and have already tossed it in the garbage.

Latest Jeff Foxworthy joke: “If you think the Couch Commander will turn your trailer’s sofa into a home the-ater, you might be a redneck.”


  • 6 Responses to “Couch Commander May Be the Most Spaztastic Infomercial Yet”

  • I got one of dem fancy Japanese foo-tans, so I can’t be usin’ the Couch Commander.

    Comment by Anne Packrat on September 8, 2010 at 8:43 am

  • Seems like they overlooked a simple yet very effective invention; the fucking table in front of the couch!!

    Comment by Al Frank on September 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

  • Al,

    When you’re fucking on the fucking table, you might spill your drink. Where’s the invention for that?

    Comment by Chris on September 9, 2010 at 7:19 am

  • What everyone here is not grasping is that one has to bend to reach stuff on a fucking table. It’s damn near 2011 – bending to reach for a remote or drink two feet in front of you is the kind of crap they did in the olden days.

    Comment by Andrea on September 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  • Hmmm, I saw a commercial for an “amazing” toy that allows you to control a floating ball with your brain waves. Maybe the next step is telekinetic soda can control.

    Comment by Al Frank on September 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

  • Hmm…why don’t they just sell the snuggle, the couch commander, and the book light in one package for two easy payments of $19.99 and call it a day?

    Comment by Kittyluver12 on June 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm