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Old 05-03-03, 12:03 PM  
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Looking for the Firm infomercial

I haven't seen it yet, though Saturday is a good day to look. I HAVE seen Tony Little screaming at me to buy some kind of glider, and somebody Childress--who I swear is filmed through gauze to make her look younger--trying to convince me that aerobic breathing will help me lose pounds and inches, while never once showing what it is (can any other informercial get by without ever giving a glimpse of what you're going to be getting?)
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Old 05-03-03, 12:17 PM  
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Believe me, Kathryn, you don't WANT to see what Greer Childers does. If that's the good ol' Body Flex program, what you do is get down on all fours, take in a huge deep breath, force it out whilst uttering a loud "PPPPPAAAAAAAHHHHHHH" and roll your eyes into the back of your head. It's quite a sight to behold, and has become a Hall of Shame favorite at VF get-togethers. They probably leave out actual scenes in the infomercial in case it would scare off customers.
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Old 05-03-03, 06:42 PM  
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I caught the infomercial 1 and 1/2 times Friday night/Saturday morning.

At 3:00 a.m. (I think, I was punchy by then) it was on Lifetime, I think. At 10:30 it was on a local station, so it could show up anywhere.

My Mom got Body Flex once. Pamela's description is pretty accurate, only she left out the part where you have to hold your mouth a certain way (seriously).

The infomercial I thought was most interesting last night was for some supplement (no serious supplement talk here, I promise) called Sun Chorella. I thought it was really funny since I have an aunt named Corella. I sort of thought maybe I should call and make sure nobody had pureed her and started selling her as supplements (ala Soylent Green).

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Old 05-04-03, 09:17 AM  
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I finally did find the Firm infomercial. Very nicely done, and would convince me to buy the set if I didn't already have it. Our own Joan B. was prominently featured, and was the Stephanie B?
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Old 05-04-03, 09:57 AM  
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OH NO Laura!!! Do you mean to tell me that Soylent Green is people???!!!! NOOooooooooooooo
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Old 05-04-03, 10:32 AM  
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Finally caught it this morning

I thought it was very well done. I was almost tempted to buy it, even though I have the DVDs on loan right now. I don't know...if I see it again, I may not have the willpower to pass it up. I'm convincing myself that I need the fanny lifter, even though I have a 14" box, 10" box, plus my Step Co step that can go up to 12" w/ the risers. That FL looks just so darned convenient, though.
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Old 05-04-03, 10:47 AM  
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I caught most of it this mornng-- everyone looks great!
I do think these Firm infomercials really show the benefits of exercise over just dieting, and especially weight training. Even when someone is not super-thin, they look so much better and toned. Sometimes when I see before and afters that just involved diet, people look skinny flabby. Not very inspirational.
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Old 05-04-03, 11:05 AM  
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i'm watching it right now on lifetime. this is the second time i've seen it. i've got to admit it's got some pretty cheesy parts, but the success stories are neat.
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Old 05-04-03, 11:28 AM  
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Finally!!! Everybody looks great
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Old 05-04-03, 12:46 PM  
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Re: Looking for the Firm infomercial

LOLOLOL!!!!

I saw the Firm informercial twice this morning, at 9:30 and 10:00 AM. I think that woman's name is Greer and I'm sorry, I've thought that breathing thing was the biggest ripoff since I first saw her hawking it on the Home Shopping Network in the 90's. And what is with that Jackie Chan Cableflex thingy that comes with it? LOL!

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