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Old 30th July 2021, 03:22 PM   #1
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RIP Ron Popeil

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Ron Popeil, the infomercial pioneer and inventor who served as the enthusiastic pitchman for products like Chop-O-Matic and the Showtime Rotisserie, has died at the age of 86.

Popeil’s rep confirmed his death to the Associated Press, noting that Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Medical Center. No cause of death was provided.
Haven't heard about/from him in quite a while but who [that is old enough] can forget those pitches.
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Old 30th July 2021, 04:12 PM   #2
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Pocket Fisherman.
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Old 30th July 2021, 04:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by eeyore1954 View Post
Pocket Fisherman.
With that you need a Bass-O-Matic.
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On Futurama, he was the creator of the technology that allowed people to survive indefinitely as heads in jars. He'll be back.
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But WAIT, There's more.
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Old 30th July 2021, 07:36 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
With that you need a Bass-O-Matic.
Or, a Bat-O-Matic.

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