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Favorite Ron Popeil Product

Some of his better-known products, and their original sale pitches, include:

Chop-O-Matic hand food processor. "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to show you the greatest kitchen appliance ever made... All your onions chopped to perfection without shedding a single tear."

Dial-O-Matic, successor to the Veg-O-Matic. "Slice a tomato so thin it only has one side."

Popeil Pocket Fisherman. "The biggest fishing invention since the hook...and still only $19.95!" (According to the program Biography, the original product was the invention of Popeil's father and only marketed by Ronco, but as of 2006, Popeil had introduced a redesigned version of the product.)

Mr. Microphone. "Hey, good looking, I'll be back to pick you up later. Broadcast your voice on any FM radio!!!"

Inside-The-Shell Egg Scrambler. "Gets rid of those slimy egg whites in your scrambled eggs." Popeil has said the inspiration for this product was his lifelong revulsion toward incompletely blended scrambled eggs.

Six Star 20-Piece Cutlery Set.

Solid Flavor Injector. This product accompanied the Showtime rotisserie grill and was used to inject solid ingredients into meat or other foods. A similar product, called the Liquid Flavor Injector, allowed for the injecting of liquid ingredients into meat (e.g., lime juice into chicken).

GLH-9 Hair in a Can Spray (Great Looking Hair Formula #9).

Drain Buster.

Smokeless Ashtray - "Does cigar and cigarette smoke irritate your eyes?" Commercials showed this device drawing smoke from burning cigarettes back into the ashtray itself.

Electric Food Dehydrator - "Instead of giving kids candy, give them apple snacks or banana chips. And it's great if you're a hunter, fisherman, backpacker, or camper. Makes beef jerky for around $3 a pound, and you know what went in it, because you made it yourself!"

Ronco Popeil Automatic Pasta Maker.

Showtime Rotisserie, a small rotisserie oven designed for cooking smaller sized portions of meat such as whole chicken and lamb. "Set it, and forget it!"

The Cap Snaffler - "Snaffles caps off any size jug, bottle, or jar… and it really, really works."

The Showtime Six Star Plus 25 Knife Set and the Solid Flavor Injector.
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"Solid Flavor Injector" is a bit of an exaggeration, isn't it? I mean, technically the stuff is colloidal (self energized?)....but I still like it when she refers to it that way when making cream pies or filling her donut.

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A very difficult choice, but I had to go with the spray on hair since I have known a couple guys who seem to have used the stuff. I could hardly tell.

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Yos, I had to go for the brass balls just in your honour.

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Hey Jody, Cassycounty has one up on you. What? what?.
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I've met Ron Popeil on more than one occasion. I would have to go with his little known Popeil Pocket Deering as my particular favorite. I'm guessing TK, who lived a few scant blocks from him, might be inclined to agree.

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Hey Jody, Cassycounty has one up on you. What? what?.
You are just cruising aren't you CLK???? Wait till I get the chance to box your kneecaps dude. Wotcha gonna do then?

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Maybe you could borrow Drew's step ladder?
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Step ladder my ass, I can still shimmy up a tree so I think I can shimmy high enough up your shin to reach a kneecap Darlin'.

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I've met Ron Popeil on more than one occasion. I would have to go with his little known Popeil Pocket Deering as my particular favorite. I'm guessing TK, who lived a few scant blocks from him, might be inclined to agree.
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