Product of the day: Comfort Wipe


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So, this is what the Comfort Wipe looks like - it extends your arm a full 18 inches!

Now I’ve seen a number of very strange infomercials in my time but this has got to be one of the strangest ones.

In short it’s a product for people to wipe themselves with after doing their business without touching themselves with their hands (or like normal people do, with the toilet paper, yes I know many countries use bidets).

Take a look at the video below.

Where do they get actors who can deliver those lines with such straight faces? They should definitely have something like the Oscar’s for best infomercial actor.

Now here’s the kicker. I’m always skeptical about commercials like these so I sniffed around (cough) and came up with a post on Cracked where this guy was also a bit dubious about the product’s authenticity and called the number. Imagine his amazement when he got connected to a real person on the other side for that very product.

You have got to read the whole transcript – I was in tears (stifiling my laughter so as not to wake the kids!). [via 2oceansvibe]

Update 20 June 2009 – it appears the product didn’t make it as the commercial was just a test run to gauge consumer interest [via NYMag]

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5 Responses to “Product of the day: Comfort Wipe”

  1. Weird how stuff does the rounds. I also saw this yesterday. Thought it was hilarious. What is their point about not wanting to touch dirty TP. Hello, if you’re touching dirty TP you’re doing something wrong! Anyway, if I couldn’t reach the last 18 inches to my ass, I’d much rather use a bidet than this gizmo. It’s so naar!

  2. ROFL! This is brilliant. 🙂

    I reckon they should put a tiny magnifying video camera on the end too, so that you can see what you’re doing. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss with the TP and get the Comfort Wipe stuck up your bum.

    Also, the gift handle thing is a bad idea. People who actually buy this product are gonna be pretty stupid, right? There’s a good chance they’ll get easily confused and use the suction handle instead of the comfort wipe and get the thing clamped to their a-hole. Imagine the embarrassment then! Wah!

  3. Hahaa .. I haven’t seen this one on TV yet. Imagine all the nasties on that handle. Ewwww!

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