I’m The Real Ron Popeil , inventor, TV marketer, businessman - but you can call me Ron.
Good morning Reddit!
I’m The Real Ron Popeil. Although my friends, family, fans and even the TMZ paparazzi that cornered me the other night always call me Ron. So, please just call me Ron.
I started selling kitchen products at a flea market in Chicago when I was just a kid. Selling products at the flea market meant security. Making money was survival for a poor kid like me. Then, I sold products at a Five and Dime Store as well as State and County Fairs. The rest they say is history as now I am well-known for helping to invent the Infomercial Business and for selling my inventions on TV. I sold about 8 million Showtime Rotisseries on TV and made the phrase, “Set it and Forget it” a household phrase.
You might also remember my other products I’ve created and marketed such as Mr. Microphone (“Hey Good Looking I’ll be back to pick you up later!”), the Buttoneer (“The problems with buttons is they always fall off!”), Mr. Dentist (the first marketed household electric toothbrush) the Ronco Food Dehydrator (that made banana chips and beef jerky), GLH (“Hair in a Can”), the Ronco Electric Pasta Maker, the Smokeless Ashtray, the Inside the Eggshell Egg Scrambler, the CleanAire Machine, the Ronco Seal-A-Meal, the Bedazzler (Rhinestone & Stud Setter), the Auto-Cup and don’t forget the Pocket Fisherman.
Wow, I’m exhausted just thinking about all these products and these are just some of a long list. “But, WAIT THERE’S MORE”! My latest and greatest invention took me 14 long years to invent. It’s called the 5in1 Fryer & Food Cooking System and it fries a 15 lb. whole turkey in only 46 minutes and the fryer is SMALLER than the turkey. And, that’s part of the invention. It also Steams, Boils and Bakes.
You can see my new Infomercial at 5in1Fryer.com
In the meantime, let’s get started and “Ask me Anything”!
Recap: Well I had lots of fun. I really love talking to people and answering their questions. I think we may do another AMA in 2016. For those of you who are driven, I'll end with the phrase, "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today". Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to make some fried chicken. Thanks again everyone for participating.