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Squeezy Freezy: Eddie the Yeti Shows Kids a Fun Way to Make Purple Drank Slushies!

Unlike many ads for kids’ products, the infomercial for the Squeezy Freezy slushy maker spares us an annoying cutesy jingle. Instead, it subjects us to a mangy beast of indeterminate origin who suddenly sneaks up behind children.

The star of the Squeezy Freezy commercial is something named “Eddie.” He is not referred to as “Eddie the Abominable Snowman” or “Eddie the Arctic Slushy Monster,” just Eddie. Presumably this creature is supposed to be called “Eddie the Yeti,” but he is never referenced that way during the infomercial. At least they had the good sense not to use his full name, Sir Edmund Gordon Farnsworth III.

Eddie’s wardrobe comes courtesy of the rattiest costume the producers could fish out of a dollar store dumpster. They wouldn’t even let the costume be padded with a pillow, so dedicated are they to making this slushy maker available at the low, low price of $19.99.

Squeezy Freezy tempts parents everywhere with the delightful prospect that Eddie might show up unexpectedly in their daughter’s bedroom…

…but then the infomercial has to disappoint everyone with the heartbreaking disclaimer, “Yetis Not Included.”

Squeezy Freezy assures kids that they can “get slushified”—a term that sounds a lot like “get sloshed.” And if the behavior of the family shown engaging in a group sip is any indication, then these slushies are definitely spiked with something.

Note also how wildly enthusiastic Eddie gets when two boys achieve the state of “Brain Freeeeze!”

With Squeezy Freezy you can “slushify any flavor you crave”—so a Purple Drank Slushy can now be a reality. (Lil Wayne had been slated as the Squeezy Freezy spokesman but due to a sudden scheduling conflict he had to be replaced by Eddie at the last minute.)

The slushy liquid that keeps getting dumped on the kids’ heads throughout the Squeezy Freezy commercial is reminiscent of both the “slime” on the Nickelodeon show You Can’t Do That on Television and the bucket of blood scene from the movie Carrie.

The producers of the Squeezy Freezy infomercial need to seriously consider remaking the miniseries It with Eddie in the Pennywise role. The kids could end Eddie’s reign of terror by slushifiying him.

Comments

  • 4 Responses to “Squeezy Freezy: Eddie the Yeti Shows Kids a Fun Way to Make Purple Drank Slushies!”

  • “Brain freeze” is a good thing? That’s a new low for marketing hubris.

    Comment by Tim H. on March 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

  • Wow. First time I’ve ever had to worry that an infomercial would give me nightmares.

    Comment by Julie on March 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

  • funny how the infomercial keeps rolling footage from 1:51 to 2:01

    Comment by Steve on April 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  • This does not work at all. I let my daughter use it, and it just stayed juice. WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    🙁 :0 RIP OFF

    Comment by sara on January 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

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