Cathy Mitchell Urges You to Try Sideshow Skillet…Or Else!

Kitchen product queen Cathy Mitchell has made a new infomercial for a product called Sideshow Skillet, but much more interesting than anything that happens on the TV infomercial is this photo of her that dominates the website:

Cathy Mitchell on the Sideshow Skillet website

In contrast to her usual motherly charms, Cathy Mitchell’s expression appears vaguely menacing, as if she is ready to pounce with that skillet in her hand. The ominous sentence that appears next to her —”Don’t cook another meal without it!”—becomes a threat she expects to enforce in the worst possible way.

Compare Cathy Mitchell’s image on the website to this one of the Chucky doll from the movie Child’s Play:


The infomercial for the Sideshow Skillet lacks the implied intimidation found on the website. The commercial just demos of all the amazing things the product can do in the kitchen and will be of interest mainly to the legions of fans who just can’t get enough of Cathy Mitchell.

You may want to note, however, the obviously dubbed-in audio during the “sneaky snacker” spiel at 1:19-1:23.


  • 7 Responses to “Cathy Mitchell Urges You to Try Sideshow Skillet…Or Else!”

  • The Sideshow Skillet actually seems like a worthwhile product. No silly gimmicks and a pleasant hostess who allows the product to sell itself.

    And yes, that portion from 1:19-1:23 is very obviously dubbed. But there’s no apparent reason than perhaps an audio problem or unexpected background noise picked up during filming; the recorded track matches up with what she’s saying on film, so we know she didn’t say anything different from what she said on-set.

    Comment by Thomas on October 14, 2010 at 2:03 am

  • Cathy Mitchell and Chucky…what a wacky pair of redheads!

    Comment by euGene on October 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

  • If Chucky actually did the infomercial for the Sideshow Skillet then I might actually consider buying.

    Comment by euGene on October 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

  • “Hi, I’m Chucky for the Child Slicer (TM)! Has this ever happened to you? You’re trying to cut an obnoxious little snot nosed brat to ribbons with an ordinary dull kitchen knife, and it just won’t do the job! What a mess! Now the solution is here with the fantastic, brand new Child Slicer (TM)! It hacks apart young tender body parts in a snap! Look how it penetrates weak knee joints! Look how it cuts Achilles’ tendons like butter! And see how it makes quick work of young, soft, still-forming skulls! Professional child murdering equipment can normally cost you, two, three or four hundred dollars! (CHA CHING!) But now the Child Slicer (TM) can be yours for the low low price only $19.95! But wait! If you order right now we’ll DOUBLE the order! But that’s not all! We’ll also throw in this sturdy non-stick Magic Strangler (TM) that chokes out throats in seconds! Just loop it over the head, twist the knob, and BINGO! One choked-out child! Just pay separate shipping and handling. So that’s not one but TWO Child Slicers (TM) and the bonus Magic Strangler (TM) for the low low price of only $19.95! (Pay extra shipping and handling price of YOUR SOUL.) Order today!”

    Comment by Fred Green on October 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

  • No they had to re-dub it for a reason. I think she originally said “shitty snackers.”

    Comment by Jeremy on November 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

  • I was curious about Cathy and research led me to this site. I have to agree with the majority she has a maternal quality about her that people enjoy and trust. I personally enjoy watching any of her informercials and seeing her work her magic, just as I enjoy watching Norm Abrams working wood on New Yankee Workshop. She does have a great talent! I have used one of her products (the turbocooker) and the damn thing did do what she said it would. While not the best made, it did work and the recipies were really good. Cathy doesnt make the products and if they do malfunction or fall apart it isn’t her fault. However, just like bad reviews on Emerilware pots and pans, I wish we could see some action from the hosts to try and correct the problems and deficiencies.

    Comment by John Ebell on November 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm

  • I ordered the SIDESHOW SKILLET 3wks ago. Tried to write to the company. No reply. Tried to call the company. Said number was not in service. Buyer Beware: Please call, before you order this product.

    Comment by GARY on March 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm