What the heck are Pancake Puffs ? (Murphy)

January 9, 2008 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

It’s early Saturday morning. A very sweet sleepy eyed 6 year old in her pajamas walks into the kitchen while her daddy shuffles his feet to the coffee pot. He reaches over to give her a hug and says Good Morning. She says ‘Hi Daddy, there’s something we can have for breakfast that’s a treat?” Daddy says “What?”

The daughter says “Pancake Puffs – the pancake puff pan makes perfect pancakes puffs every time.” Daddy is hearing the infomercial through his daughters voice. She goes on ” It’s easy daddy, you can use your favorite pancake mix.”

The daughter is Taylor—and the daddy is me, who by now is laughing out loud because she sounds just like the ad that is apparently running everywhere. I’ve seen is nearly 10 times myself now.

What cracked me upp is that she is so easily influenced by the TV ads, and is repeating back word for word what the exaggerated announcer voice says throughout that commercial.

As a kid, I fell for “Fix it Fast”. It was a kit of flash cars about fixing things around your home, and it came with a free carry case. At the ripe age of 8, I told my mom the whole thing was free, which of course was not the case, but the only thing I heard. She ordered the cards, and every month, she paid 4.99(for about 2 years) until all the cards arrived.

Ever happen to you as a kid ? What did you buy form an infomercial ?

By the way, in case any legal beagles are reading, here’s my acknowledgement that Pancake Puffs is a registered trademark. Their official website is http://www.pancakepuff.com/
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