It’s a little-known fact that there is a lot more television time than there is television programming to fill said time. Thus, some years ago, someone (who is going to go to hell) invented the infomercial, essentialy just a 30 minute commercial for whichever product someone wants to shill, usually hosted by some eclipsed “star” of years past, like the kid who played Chuck Cunningham or Marcy D’Arcy’s first husband. Of course, actors and athletes shilling for various business concerns is a time-tested tradition, a way to both bolster sales and allow the personalities in question to maintain some level of relevance in the industry. I, myself, plan to do commercials for plus-size adult diapers, and if you’re all lucky, I may even wait until I’m old enough to need such things before I start recording.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders whatcha gonna do, brother, asking:
Who’s your favorite celebrity corporate shill, spokesperson or paid sponsorship?