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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:57 pm 
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Anyone remember the Pocket Fisherman, Veg-O-Magic, etc. infomercials?


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Ron Popeil, infomercial icon, dead at 86
The inventor coined the phrase, 'Set it and forget it'
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:05 pm 
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… set it …









… and forget it! …

They don’t make ‘em like this guy any more. What an impressive resume. RIP.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:33 pm 
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WfcIPuvZE ... =emb_title
All Ronco Product Commercials (Internal Reel) (1970s-1980s)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:39 pm 
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He also started the phrase: But wait…there’s more!

That changed advertising for the world.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:33 pm 
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hittman wrote:
… set it …









… and forget it! …

They don’t make ‘em like this guy any more. What an impressive resume. RIP.


We still have a Set it and Forget it.........we use it all the time. It cooks a sirloin tip roast to perfection.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:38 pm 
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Never owned a pocket fisherman, but when I was 10 they sure sounded cool when he advertised them!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:43 pm 
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Oh I had a pocket fisherman and a smokeless portable ashtray ….. maybe others. I should look for a list of things he peddled on TV.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:59 pm 
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hittman wrote:
Oh I had a pocket fisherman and a smokeless portable ashtray ….. maybe others. I should look for a list of things he peddled on TV.


That list would be long. :shock:

As we speak, I still have their rotisserie cooker. Sadly, it takes too much room on the counter, so it lives in the shed, unused, but when we used it, it was marvelous. Didn't matter what we cooked, it came out wonderful.

Ron Popeil, Rest in Peace.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:21 pm 
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Give this a read, Popeil had a very interesting/different kind of life than most others.


https://www.ronpopeil.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:55 pm 
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Hi,

I always wondered why I had so much money tied up in fishing gear when all I really needed was a Pocket Fisherman! Somewhere in the back of my mind is a fuzzy memory of a contest to see who could catch the biggest fish on one of them. Am I imagining? ;)

RIP, Ron: you were quite the guy, and a wonderful source of entertainment.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:12 am 
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The pocket fisherman was Great for flying a kite.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:48 am 
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Bought a knife set (for the kitchen) from one of his ads many years ago. Still using them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:22 am 
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Don't forget his greatest invention of all time.

The Ronco Egg Scrambler :!: :!:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:36 am 
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Remember the Bass-O-Matic?
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