By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com, @AndyDisco on Twitter
That's how I roll.
By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com, AndyDisco on Twitter
proud humiliated to say that I watched Mr. T's infomercial last night for his FlavorWave Turbo oven. It reminded me of this article I wrote about other celebrity grills endorsed by Evander Holyfield, Hulk Hogan and Deion Sanders.
As for as infomercial cheesiness it gets a 10 out of 10. It's as cheesey as cheesey gets. And I'm ok with that. I never got around to forming an opinion about it's awesomeness or if it was good value (three easy payments of $39.99), but it was just nice to see Mr. T on TV again. I guess you could call him Mr. T.V.!! Man, that was a great closing line.
That's how I roll.
This one seems extremely similar to Hulk's. I wasn't able to find out whose came out first, so I can't say who copied who. Evander didn't have spots on YouTube to peddle his wares but he does have a website you can find here, that features a highly informative video spot. You'll see that it's exactly like Hulk's. The one legitimizing thing in Holyfield's corner (Boxing pun bonus!) is that he does have that website. Neither Hulk nor, the grill I feature next have their own website which just adds to their sketchiness.
3. Deion Sanders' Hot Dog Express
This is just bad. Both the video quality and the concept.
Finally! Someone took all the thinking out of cooking/reheating hot dogs. Since the average home chef doesn't have the fancy accoutrement like a frying pan or a pot that boils water, this machine allows you to actually re-heat readymade hot dogs from your own kitchen. And it takes up only half of your counter space! Not only that but all the fat is drained away during the cooking process! That's especially helpeful since we simply do not have the technology available right now to remove fat from hot dogs any other way. Maybe in the future someone will invent something like a "paper towel" if you will, and then devise a procedure like patting down a cooked hot dog to remove its residual fat. But until that day comes, this grill is the only possible way to do that.
This grill is the perfect example of something my grandfather once told me on a fishing trip, "When you get older and start a family and realize that you want to serve them unhealthy processed meats on a regular basis and decide to invest in a hot dog cooker, make sure it's endorsed by a man who once had a jeri curl. That's the most reliable predictor of it's quality. I just wished someone had told me that when I was your age."