Anybody who grew up watching TV from the 70s right up until the early 2000s has almost definitely seen a commercial for something described as "as-seen-on-TV." These were almost always weird gadgets that were probably not available in stores for a reason, but that didn't stop the companies that made them from trying to milk our parents for all their money.
Here are some especially weird ones from the 70s that we can't really believe existed.
Bigfoot made ridiculous slip-ons that let kids put giant footprints in the snow.
I could totally see Vince the Shamwow guy advertising the Blitzhacker.
Because who wouldn't want TWO FULL RECORDS of William Shatner performances?!
You could step up your fishing game with the Fishin Magician.
There was also a Hair Magician. Do NOT get them confused, the results could be painful.
Turns out Husker Du, the iconic punk band, got their name from a Danish board game. Who knew?
Krazy Katch was using hardcore "Ks" decades before Mortal Kombat.
The products just get weirder from here.
Who needs a mood ring when you could have a mood SHIRT?!
Forget the Bowflex, this was the original exercise phenomenon: some crappy rubber bands and a 7" LP.
Patti-Chef, for when your meat really needs a beating.
Up your golf game with the Pin Point!
The Salad Queen. She could toss it really well.
A heavy plastic football loaded with lights and batteries! What could go wrong?
Make your own clothes for only $3.99! What a deal!
And of course, the ultimate solution to having too many awesome cassette tapes to sort through.
What's the weirdest product you've seen advertised on TV?
Remember when you were growing up and you'd go hang out in the living room for hours and hours, never leaving your spot on the couch? Well, honestly I can't pretend much has changed, other than the fact that the couch has fewer flowers on it than ever before. Most people stick to a single color now, but back in the day there was apparently nothing more desirable than a good floral pattern. Big flowers, small flowers, pinks ones, or blue, every combination was waiting for you. We've all seen a lot of bad couches in our days, but when
I think we can all agree that we all have a bit of an obsession with our past. There's something special about the time that we grew up that makes us want to hold onto it harder and harder as we get older. Sure, maybe we are just trying to put off the inevitable, or maybe we are just finally capable of getting all the stuff we wish we could have gotten as kids. There's also the fact that now that we are now living on our own, we get to pick the decor and if we want it all
If you were a kid in the 90s, then chances are a house filled with inflatable furniture was your greatest dream. I remember thinking about what it would be like to get my first apartment when I was young, and I figured that a house full of inflatable furniture was an economical option. Granted, I was only nine years old and didn't really think about how uncomfortable that would be. It didn't matter anyway, because by the time I was old enough to have an apartment, inflatable furniture was a thing of the past. Triboo ClubIt's fine, we could live
We've all known for a while that Blockbuster was basically a lost cause. Most Blockbuster locations closed down many years ago, leaving behind their empty buildings that look like they house all the ghosts of the 90s. However there were a few places where Blockbuster Video refused to die. There were six locations remaining in Alaska, and one in Bend, Oregon, but this weekend marks a sad moment. All of the Alaskan Blockbusters have been officially closed. Four had actually been closed earlier in the year, but this weekend the final two locations closed their doors for good. But don't