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Ron Popeil died.

BoomerD

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I got one of his "Ronco Pocket Fisherman" rigs for christmas one year. Definitely not one of the better fishing combos I've ever had...but I did catch some hella nice trout with it over the years.
 
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brianmanahan

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i watched his showtime rotisserie infomercial SO MUCH in the mid 90s

"set it... and forget it!"

i will never forget him
 
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snoopy7548

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i watched his showtime rotisserie infomercial SO MUCH in the mid 90s

"set it... and forget it!"

i will never forget him
Me too. Sometimes I would stay up until like 2a.m. watching his infomercial. Definitely time well spent!
 
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brianmanahan

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Me too. Sometimes I would stay up until like 2a.m. watching his infomercial. Definitely time well spent!
there was him, and george foreman, and that one lady who worked in all the infomercials

and billy mays and the slapchop guy!

and also the sleazeball kevin trudeau, but he doesn't count
 

balloonshark

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I remember Ronco records. Didn't realize he made so many albums.

 

Captante

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I got one of his "Ronco Pocket Fisherman" rigs for christmas one year. Definitely not one of the better fishing combos I've ever had...but I did catch some hella nice trout with it over the years.

I wonder if the resale value will spike? This was the first thing to pop in my mind too except I recall it as "Popeil's Pocket-fisherman" by Ronco.


RIP :(
 
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Hans Gruber

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I have the Ronco pocket fisherman. You throw it in your pack on day hikes if you don't want to pack a pole. Works great in a pinch. This guy made a ton of cool stuff.
 

Thump553

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One of my brushes with fame-I saw him give one of his presentations live at a state fair once. No stage or anything, just gave his spiel before a group of 15-20 people. He impressed me by not just phoning it-he gave it his patented full bore enthusiasm.

I guess it wasn't all the memorable-I neither bought nor have the slightest recollection of what is was selling.
 

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