Monday, June 29, 2009

R.I.P. Billy Mays (WTF IS GOING ON?!?!)

R.I.P. Billy Mays
Wow.  I don't know what to say.  What is going on with all of these celebrity deaths?  This has been a rough couple of weeks.  First it was Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.  Now it's Billy Mays.

Michael Jackson's death really messed me up because he was a big childhood idol of mine.  Although it was not as equally devastating to most people, the death of Billy Mays really upset me a well.  He is one of the main reasons that I started  I love awful infomercials because of this guy.

Even though most of is dedicated to making fun of the ridiculous and amusing infomercials on late night TV, I still felt the need to highlight Billy Mays in a serious manner.  I never thought the products he was promoting were a joke because he sold it so well.  He had ridiculous energy and always made you feel like he believed in the product he was selling.  There was nothing fake about him.  He was just "THE MAN"!

I think he was well on his way to becoming a much bigger star because of the success of his Discover Channel show "Pitchmen".  If you watched the show, you could see that not only was he very serious about his job but he was also a good guy who liked to have fun.  There was something about his personality that instantly made you like him and you could see that he was loved by people everywhere he went.  He will definitely be missed.  My love of infomercials may never be the same.

Here are a few of his classic infomercials and some random dedication videos below.  Check out my previous post "The Best of Billy Mays - Volume 1" or the Top 10 Billy Mays Commercials over at  There are some super rare infomercials in there that even I have never seen!

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