Perfect Popcorn Keeps You Out of the Dentist Office

For so many years infomercials have been trying to fool us with scenes of actors struggling with phony problems. Thus we have been subjected to the spectacle of people who can’t put on their shoes, boil an egg, or even crack an egg. These absurd attempts at manipulation insult the intelligence of consumers everywhere.

That is why it is so refreshing to see an infomercial for a product like Perfect Popcorn, which actually provides a solution to a problem that is both real and serious. I am talking of course about the pervasive threat of unpopped popcorn kernels cracking molars wide open:

The Perfect Popcorn infomercial is also publicly-spirited enough to dramatize the previously intractable evils of “soggy popcorn,” “lumps of flavor,” and “mess” (starting at 0:46).

As if these wonders from the Perfect Popcorn bowl weren’t enough, we are now spared from the burden of spending money at “fancy popcorn shops,” which is typically the largest monthly expense of any family…next to dental bills for repairing teeth damaged by popcorn kernels.


  • 3 Responses to “Perfect Popcorn Keeps You Out of the Dentist Office”

  • Thank god someone finally did something about this plague of a problem sweeping our nation!!

    I love how they just add in the extra popcorn seasoning, and the pot – which can be argued, costs more than the cheap plastic popcorn bowl itself.

    Comment by Monty on October 3, 2010 at 9:04 am

  • Actually, I have a lot of popcorn related dental issues, though mainly they have to do with kernel hulls getting caught between teeth or guns…

    Comment by Anne Packrat on October 3, 2010 at 8:51 pm

  • Hey, uh, don’t the kernals automatically drift to the bottom in ANY BOWL THAT YOU PUT POPCORN IN???


    Comment by Scott Mercer on October 24, 2010 at 12:00 am