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The best kitchen product ad ever- Slap Chop!

yamalam Jul 30, 2009 04:02 PM

Saw this on the Discovery Channel last night and had to YouTube it, and share.


Never thought the catchiest tune this summer would be from an infomercial!

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  1. Sam Fujisaka RE: yamalam Jul 30, 2009 04:27 PM

    Holy shit!!!!

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      LindaWhit RE: Sam Fujisaka Jul 31, 2009 06:16 AM

      My thoughts exactly, Sam! And the 80s video inserted in the middle - there are some clothes that should never ever be resurrected!

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        bayoucook RE: LindaWhit Aug 3, 2009 08:28 AM

        Second that, Linda! What were *we* thinking!

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          LindaWhit RE: bayoucook Aug 3, 2009 09:08 AM

          Hey - I never wore clothes like that! LOL

    2. yamalam RE: yamalam Jul 30, 2009 04:36 PM

      "Hi It's Vince from Slap Chop"


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        lawgirl3278 RE: yamalam Jul 31, 2009 05:25 AM

        I saw this on MTV2 and I dvr'ed it. Hilarious!

        1. alkapal RE: yamalam Jul 31, 2009 05:39 AM

          slap-PUNCH OUT, more like it! http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/...

          now, you'll never see that freakazoid on TV ads without remembering his own little "slap-chop" episode.

          1. southernitalian RE: yamalam Jul 31, 2009 06:31 AM

            I got the Pampered Chef version of that about ten years ago and I continue to be amazed at how often I use it and how well it works.

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              pickledtink RE: yamalam Aug 1, 2009 02:46 PM

              Is that Vince from the Sham-Wow! commercials? Maybe he will inherit Billy May's title of America's most ubiquitous hawker.

              Great video!

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                alkapal RE: pickledtink Aug 1, 2009 02:48 PM

                Billy Mays was not a sleazy character.

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                  pickledtink RE: alkapal Aug 1, 2009 02:54 PM

                  No, you're right he was not (RIP Billy). I don't know if this guy should get cast in more commercials, only that like Billy Mays he has a distinct personality that seems to make people pay attention.

                  I guess he does come off kind of sleazy, though....I can picture him using strange pick up lines involving culinary instruments and cleaning cloths...*shudder*.

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                    alkapal RE: pickledtink Aug 1, 2009 02:56 PM

                    this guy, vince whatever, is so sleazy, it is disgusting. billy mays had charisma, but he never went down to tacky levels.... take his salesmanship for what it is worth, but he wasn't sleazy like the "slap chop" creature.

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                      meatn3 RE: alkapal Aug 6, 2009 10:09 PM

                      True. But the slap/chop guy is kinda like a train wreck - you catch yourself riveted and repelled at the same time.

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                        alkapal RE: meatn3 Aug 7, 2009 05:06 AM

                        meatn3, LOL! -- esp.when you know his "back" story. yikes!

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                          mjhals RE: alkapal Aug 7, 2009 03:07 PM

                          Unfortunately, looks like Mr. Mays was no angel either. Just read an msnbc article reporting that cocaine was a contributing factor to his death. He always did seem very energetic.

              2. chicgail RE: yamalam Aug 1, 2009 03:35 PM


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                  adamshoe RE: yamalam Aug 1, 2009 05:15 PM

                  WOW!! And I thought I had too much time on MY hands.... adam

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                    Fydeaux RE: yamalam Aug 1, 2009 07:18 PM

                    My ears have sealed themselves shut, and my eyes are begging me to gouge them out!

                    1. monku RE: yamalam Aug 1, 2009 07:28 PM

                      If only Ron Popeil had that tune when he was selling the Chop-O-Matic.

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                        MattInNJ RE: yamalam Aug 3, 2009 08:19 AM

                        Vince > Billy Mays, yeah I said it!

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                          KTinNYC RE: MattInNJ Aug 3, 2009 09:11 AM

                          But Matt Billy Mays was your homeboy! He got his start selling a car wash gadget on the boardwalk on the Jersey shore and was known as "Bucket Billy".

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                            MattInNJ RE: KTinNYC Aug 3, 2009 12:33 PM

                            Yeah... but Vince got into a physical altercation with a prostitute. That just screams Jersey!

                        2. cuccubear RE: yamalam Aug 3, 2009 09:33 AM

                          Great video! That guy annoys the heck out of me, but he’s got the personality as a hawker.

                          That thing looks too small to be of any real use (or is that what got him into trouble in the first place?)

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                            Mr Bigglesworth RE: cuccubear Aug 3, 2009 11:13 AM

                            The guy who did this remix, Steve Porter, is incredibly nice and talented. For the sports fans out there, I'd search out "Press Hop." He took the famous Allen Iverson 'Practice' interview and turned it into a super cool hip-hop video.

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                              yamalam RE: cuccubear Aug 10, 2009 12:05 PM


                            2. sbp RE: yamalam Aug 3, 2009 12:05 PM

                              Pretty funny -- but not funnier than the Slap Chop itself. The chopping chamber looks like it holds about 1/4 cup. He can't put anything larger than a small radish in it. So...in order to save all that time chopping vegetables, all you have to do is chop your onions, carrots, tomatoes, etc. into small pieces that fit in the Slap Chop, so that you can slap chop the small chopped up veggies into smaller chopped up veggies. Brilliant!

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                                Ruth Lafler RE: sbp Aug 7, 2009 03:17 PM

                                There have been versions of this around for a long time. I have one, and it's very good for specific things, like nuts, herbs, and shallots. The whole reason to use it is for an amount that's really too small to chop effectively in a food processor.

                              2. soniabegonia RE: yamalam Aug 3, 2009 12:42 PM

                                WARNING: Watch at your own risk. I watched this on Thursday and still can't get the stupid tune out of my head. Gah!! Where is Cal Worthington when you need him?

                                1. monku RE: yamalam Aug 6, 2009 05:58 PM

                                  Saw it at Wal Mart today $19.88.
                                  It looked pretty small, you'd have to chop anything up first before you could fit it inside.

                                  1. fresnohotspot RE: yamalam Aug 8, 2009 10:39 PM

                                    Okay - here is my humble request for a DJ Steve Porter remix of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin from one of their old TV series shows.

                                    1. Cheese Boy RE: yamalam Aug 8, 2009 10:54 PM

                                      Celebrity Deathmatch listening?
                                      Have this guy duke it out with the Sham Wow guy . Bikini, linguini, splat-tini.

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                                        sbp RE: Cheese Boy Aug 9, 2009 04:50 AM

                                        This is the Sham Wow guy.

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                                          donovt RE: sbp Aug 9, 2009 06:02 AM

                                          My favorite line from the commercial is when he's chopping walnuts "You're gonna love my nuts!"

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                                            alkapal RE: donovt Aug 9, 2009 06:09 AM

                                            apparently -- from his arrest report -- not everyone loved his nuts.
                                            hey cuccs, i now miss your observation about how the slap-chop is "too small to be of much use." ;-D.

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                                              alkapal RE: alkapal Aug 11, 2009 01:55 AM

                                              it reappeared! awesome!!!! like magic, huh?

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                                                cuccubear RE: alkapal Aug 12, 2009 06:53 AM

                                                Like magic, yeah! I knew it would be a borderline comment to begin with :-)

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                                                  alkapal RE: cuccubear Aug 13, 2009 07:19 AM

                                                  you be a wild and crazy bear!

                                                  did you ever check out that bbq place in / near harrisonburg that we talked about on another thread? i never saw your "report" on the food, that i can recall.

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                                                    cuccubear RE: alkapal Aug 13, 2009 08:20 AM

                                                    I think so, I'll go refresh my memory and report back there...

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                                            Cheese Boy RE: sbp Aug 9, 2009 07:13 PM

                                            Gotcha sbp. My bad. I did NOT recognize the guy at all.

                                        2. PattiCakes RE: yamalam Aug 11, 2009 05:13 AM

                                          Bass-o-Matic, man. Saturday Night Live!

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