Thursday, July 02, 2009

R.I.P. Billy Mays

Apparently, some famous people died in the last week or so. However, the only one that I was even remotely saddened about was Billy Mays.

His schtick consistently made me laugh. Apparently, I'm not the only one who appreciated it:

After watching a couple of episodes of 'Pitchmen' on Discovery, I saw that he's just a regular guy who is capable of turning that schtick on and off. He wasn't full of himself, and he didn't have any delusions of grandeur about what he did. And, he also had a lot of good-natured fun with his producer and fellow pitchman (Anthony Sullivan) while making their infomercials:

Back in February, Billy and Anthony were on the Adam Corolla show and after a caller mentioned the ShamWow, Billy challenged Vince to a 'Pitch-Off'. It was mostly in fun, as you tell from the audio:

Continuing on the fun, Billy posed for this picture, and it started making the rounds online just a couple of weeks ago:

After seeing that picture, I'd hoped it would be enough to get Vince to agree to a pitch-off with Billy. Vince makes me laugh too, but I'd have been rooting for Billy, all the way. However, now I just hope that Vince has enough class to not show up at the funeral service for a similar photo op.

1 comment:

The Miles said...

Bullshit. That is EXACTLY what vince should do. Should have shown up to BM's funeral with a sign that says "I WIN" or "Can I have all your products now?"

Gotta do it for the LULZ.