Thursday, January 26, 2006

George Foreman and his Grill

Okay - so I know there are many celebrity endorsed products, but I'm going to pick on this one in particular because it's been the most successful. Since its launch in 1995, 55 million George Foreman Grills have been sold. Dude, it's a glorified waffle maker. Seriously. It's 2 hot plates, a hinge, and a drip pan. My toaster is more complicated.

Of course, despite the grill's simplicity, George still had nothing to do with the product itself. He's been punched in the head so many times that he couldn't even design a spoon. OK - that was mean. George seems like a really nice guy. After all, he is always smiling with his trademark toothy grin. But I really think it's more a smile of mental vacancy than a smile of happiness.

Man, I hope he never reads this because he could still kick the living crap out of me. Unless I could somehow use calculus as a weapon. Then he'd better watch out.


At 11:47 AM, Anonymous sangster said...

Just pretent that you are dead... I've heard somewhere that George wont bother you if he thinks you're dead...

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Hermosa Beach Drunks said...

Before George became the endorser of his grill, it was just some grill that some informercial-oriented company invented (not out laziness, I might add). Once created, the product was handed off to a marketing dept. Someone at this marketing dept was charged with finding an endorser. This marketing guru must have had two criteria:

1. Someone fat (who presumably likes to eat)
2. Must smile a lot

Of course, this is effectively one criterion because fat people are jolly and always smiling:

1. Someone fat

I submit that this was the laziest search ever. Never once did this marketing genius think it important that the endorser have:

1. Cooking prowess
2. Vague association with the restaurant business
3. Played a cook on TV

For this, I believe that the true Lazy Asian of the George Foreman Grill was the unnamed marketer.

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Michael Scott said...

The Foreman grill is great for making fresh sizzling bacon to wake up to the smell of, so long as you don't accidentally clamp your foot into it...


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