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Met Him And Won't Forget Him

Last week, I spent time with infomercial product king Ron Popeil, who will be part of my documentary "As Seen On TV."

The show will air at 9 p.m./1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22.

The Popeil name is behind such products as the Chop-O-Matic, the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, GLH Formula #9, the Ronco Food Dehydrator and the Showtime Rotisserie ("Set It, And Forget It!"). Ron will be revealing his final invention to us in the show.

For your viewing pleasure, here are some shots of Ron and I, taken at his Beverly Hills home.

Ron explains to me how the infomercial world works.
Dave Grogan
Ron explains to me how the infomercial world works.
Ron talks about his newest invention after cooking a 16-pound turkey in it.
Dave Grogan
Ron talks about his newest invention after cooking a 16-pound turkey in it.
Ron and I fish in his swimming pool using his father's invention, the Pocket Fisherman.
Dave Grogan
Ron and I fish in his swimming pool using his father's invention, the Pocket Fisherman.
The product that got the biggest "wow," is the one in his hand: The Inside-The-Shell Electric Egg Scrambler!
Dave Grogan
The product that got the biggest "wow," is the one in his hand: The Inside-The-Shell Electric Egg Scrambler!
I take a stab at using Ron's "Flip It" invention that makes it easier to turn food over.
Dave Grogan
I take a stab at using Ron's "Flip It" invention that makes it easier to turn food over.
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Dave Grogan


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