RIP Ron Popeil

Ron Popeil Dies: Infomercial Pioneer, Pocket Fisherman Pitchman Was 86

18 Comments on RIP Ron Popeil

  1. MJA, I had ALL the RONCO shit.
    I actually caught fish with the Pocket Fisherman.
    Great for just off a dock, fishing the pylons.
    It really was quality stuff believe it or not!

    This was WAY before the internet, HGTV, etc.

    Everything advertised “as seen on TV”

    Good times!

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  2. Spray can of Rustoleum with Popeil label, for that “natural” non bald look.
    ‘Ol Ron could make you laugh. RIP.

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  3. Only 86? That would mean he was only in his early 30’s when he came up with most of his ideas and commercialized them. Not bad!

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  4. How many Popeil products were purchased as gifts but never used. I remember my uncle receiving one for a birthday gift and I doubt he had ever fished once his entire life.

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  5. Maybe I should’ve used GLH on my bald head years ago and I would have a great looking full head of hair. Yeah sure, baloney and it sold for only $39.92. Ron Popeil sure made a fortune selling suckers shit that they really didn’t need. He was the ultimate huckster outside of being a politician.

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  6. Those who remember him are so old we forget how annoying he could be. But now YOU can RIP for just $19.99 plus shipping and handling!

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