Magic Bullet
Funniest Infomercials of All Time

These infomercials deserve a special mention for sheer silliness:

  • Flowbee -- In this infomercial classic, a vacuum-cleaner attachment somehow produces the perfect haircut by sucking the hair right off people's heads. It's fun for the whole family!
  • Hawaii Chair -- Get a workout at work, or so this infomercial claims. We get the giggles just thinking about an office full of employees spinning away on this hula machine.
  • Tiddy Bear -- This stuffed teddy bear is supposed to relieve that annoying seat belt chafe, but the name alone is enough to make anyone snicker.

You've got to love the storyline of the Magic Bullet infomercial: A couple, Mick and Mimi, invite a few friends over for a party. The next morning, they all gather in the kitchen (which looks suspiciously like a television studio) for breakfast. Their friend Berman staggers in hungover, wearing last night's clothes. A frumpy woman in a housedress named Hazel shuffles in with a cigarette dangling from her mouth.

Mick and Mimi are surprisingly perky, considering the state of their guests. They proceed to entertain their friends with the wonders of a tiny, bullet-shaped food processor called the Magic Bullet. While the guests look on in utter amazement and delight, the Magic Bullet whips smoothies, grinds coffee, mixes muffins and scrambles omelets -- and that's just the appetizer. Every dish is perfectly prepared in just 10 seconds or less. Sounds too good to be true, but millions bought the message. The $60 Magic Bullet brought in nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in sales in just over a year. The infomercial has been translated into dozens of languages and has been sold in 60 different countries [source: Hopkins].