Why do the same infomerical people keep doing informercials?

iamme

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Is it because these people become somewhat "well known"?

I just saw the OxyClean guy doing some RotorMotor-type thing.

Does anyone else notice this?
 

Kadarin

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Originally posted by: iamme
Is it because these people become somewhat "well known"?

I just saw the OxyClean guy doing some RotorMotor-type thing.

Does anyone else notice this?
I'm guessing it's probably because these people have chosen "doing infomercials" for a career. There's probably just a few companies doing them, and they're hawking a lot of products. In fact, if you've got the next "spraypainted hair" type thing, give 'em a call and they'll probably sell it for you.
 

brtspears2

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Idenity is good.

When you think Martha Stewart, you think K-mart...

That ronco guy, food dehydraters....

And Mario Andretti, indy cars...
 

ggavinmoss

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It's the "Troy McClure Factor."

Hello, I'm <XXX>. You may remember me from previous paid commericals such as <YYY>.

-geoff
 

diskop

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Originally posted by: iamme
Is it because these people become somewhat "well known"?

I just saw the OxyClean guy doing some RotorMotor-type thing.

Does anyone else notice this?
Easier to have a guy that people know, and perhaps trust if they bought something from them before, rather than a new guy each time.
 

iamme

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Originally posted by: ggavinmoss
It's the "Troy McClure Factor."

Hello, I'm <XXX>. You may remember me from previous paid commericals such as <YYY>.

-geoff
LOL, that was the best explantion :D
 

kranky

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Reason 1: Many infomercials are made by the same company (Guthy-Renker), so they tend to use the same people.

Reason 2: If someone's infomercial sells a lot of product, they get more jobs.
 

Linflas

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Some friends of ours were returning from vacation in Miami and saw the guy that does those 2 minute commercials for oxyclean and other stuff getting into a Bentley. That would be enough of a reason for me.
 

T2T III

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Some friends of ours were returning from vacation in Miami and saw the guy that does those 2 minute commercials for oxyclean and other stuff getting into a Bentley. That would be enough of a reason for me.
Who? Billy? Does he have as much of a big mouth in person as he does on the Oxi-Clean informercials? You should have stuffed one of your socks in his mouth.
 

Jzero

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Billy Mays should win an Emmy for his brilliant work flogging all that Agent Orange stuff.
I actually wonder how infomercials keep being made. I don't know anyone who gets suckered in by them.
Or at least....no one I know will admit it.....
 

Kadarin

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Originally posted by: wje
When you think Martha Stewart, you think K-mart...
No, when I see Martha Stewart, I see ImClone and her wearing prison-issued uniforms.
/me pictures Martha in orange jumpsuit: "Today, on Martha Stewart Living, we'll bring you exciting fall fashion for the incarcerated woman, along with interior cell decorating tips for the new season.."
 

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