'SET IT AND FORGET IT': Ron Popeil, infomercial icon, dead at 86
Ron Popeil, an infomercial icon known for promoting products like the Showtime Rotisserie, has died at the age of 86.
" star Dan Aykroyd also played Popeil in a 1976 episode of the popular sketch comedy series.According to the release, Popeil"garnered more viewers and more hours of American Television than any other celebrity or TV personality."Outside of"set it and forget it," he was also known for frequently using such catchphrases as"but wait, there's more" and"less shipping and handling." His innovations have been archived by The Smithsonian Institute.
Products sold by his company RONCO include Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone, Hair in a Can, Inside the eggshell egg scrambler and more.SLIPKNOT'S FORMER DRUMMER JOEY JORDISON DEAD AT 46"A perfectionist and tinkerer to his core, Ron had the uncanny ability to identify a need that the consumer didn’t realize existed only to then engineer a product that delivered its promise flawlessly to millions of customers," said the release."… Unabashedly authentic and approachable, Ron used his products as a tool in filling a gap he saw created by the circumstances he faced as a child. Without a traditional family structure, his products and life focused on the kitchen which he saw as the nucleus of a home and family."Read more: Fox News »
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Ron Popeil Dies: Infomercial Pioneer, Pocket Fisherman Pitchman Was 86Ron Popeil, the Ronco founder who all but created the late-night infomercial and pitched such durable — in memory if not quality — items as the Pocket Fisherman, the Veg-O-Matic, the Be… 'Set it and forget it!' Oh wow! So sad NYMammoths Make me buy a garden weasel! Make me buy a bamboo steamer!
Infomercial Icon Ron Popeil Dies at 86Ron Popeil, the infomercial icon behind products like the Pocket Fisherman and Hair in a Can, died on Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to multiple media reports. H… I never heard of him before until now that so sad ? RIP Just set it and forget it.
Ron Popeil Infomercial King Dead at 86Ron Popeil has died at 86. Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good 😂😂😂 I thought he died 15 years ago
Ron Popeil, Infomercial Tycoon, Dies At 86The inventor of the Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ was famous for his sayings 'Set it, and forget it!' and 'But wait, there's more!' Tell me when the signature spam caller passes away. But wait, there's more ... death.
Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. 😢🙏 His spirit lives on in SHARK TANK.
Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86Infomercial king Ron Popeil died 'suddenly and peacefully' Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner. We may set it but we will never forget him *sad face* Peace be with you Ron. ❤️ Instead of cremated, will he be sliced, diced and chopped?