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What they really should do is devote 30-60 minutes to actually preparing and cooking something using all branded stuff for sale and mention them:

These are Rastelli steaks.....I'm using Zakharian knives, Kuhn Rikon chopper, Temptations bowls, Rachael Ray spices, Mad Hungry spurtle etc.....

Problem is.....I don't think he could do it.

 

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44 minutes ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

Even his egg washing skills are suspect.

I would love to see a GIF of David egg washing hand pies! 

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I just don’t get the David worship. I mean, what kind of people buy matching t-shirts with David’s sayings on them, and wear them together so they can feel close to David.  And I’ve looked through his cookbooks and his recipes are beyond simple.  When I was still teaching, my special education kids prepared more complex dishes. 
 

I know David says he’s not a chef, but a home cook.  I don’t think he even qualifies for that.

To me, Kim Gravel has become unwatchable.  Why does she and the show hosts have to yell, scream and laugh like hyenas?  After a few minutes, I have to turn it off.  When she was on last night with Coko, it sounded like a cackle fest. 

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Happy Dance wines, the OAP says “when folk ask me if they’ll like these wines I say if you like the recipes in David’s cookbooks you’ll love these. They’re David’s taste”.

Thousands of old dears reach for the phone...

Its  borderline exploitation. 

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Every time I see the Yonanas presentation I think of iconic America’s Next Top Model winner Yoanna 

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48 minutes ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

What they really should do is devote 30-60 minutes to actually preparing and cooking something using all branded stuff for sale and mention them:

These are Rastelli steaks.....I'm using Zakharian knives, Kuhn Rikon chopper, Temptations bowls, Rachael Ray spices, Mad Hungry spurtle etc.....

Problem is.....I don't think he could do it.

 

Isn't this pretty much what Stacey Stauffer was doing on Q2 for a while on a show she hosted?  Look how that turned out.

That being said, it would probably work in the new Q2 environment of having OAPs doing their own shows.  For example, have Ray Rastelli selling his wares while Aaron McCargo is preparing them using Cooks' Essentials products.

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David’s new word... “Dynamic”.

Which is actually the very last word I’d use to describe Temp-Tations. 

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This kitchen set is a disaster. 

It's cluttered and claustrophobic. 

David stumbles and bumbles and waddles from one inane location to another.

It was smoother, cleaner and more professional when the set ups were merely wheeled in and out.

A moron came up with this (in my opinion. )  A complete failure. 

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1 hour ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

What they really should do is devote 30-60 minutes to actually preparing and cooking something using all branded stuff for sale and mention them:

These are Rastelli steaks.....I'm using Zakharian knives, Kuhn Rikon chopper, Temptations bowls, Rachael Ray spices, Mad Hungry spurtle etc.....

Problem is.....I don't think he could do it.

 

No one can touch Curtis Stone in this arena. He is smooooth. 

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That kitchen is a symphony of discordant notes. Too bad. It’s so awkward. They should bring some game on board with the HGTV folks to do a rehab.

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When Tara presented a wooden tray-board thingie, David informed us that his new cookbook has a “recipe” for a “nibbling board.” Not a charcuterie board, he quickly added, but a nibbling board, filled with things you can nibble on. First of all, a recipe? And, if he’s not doing charcuterie, what do you want to bet the “recipe” for the nibbling board involves potato chips, Cheetos, and a big ol’ cup of onion dip?

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I’ve long thought that a relaxed, casual demonstration of making something in the aspirational kitchen,or wandering round the aspirational house while flashing up on screen the details of the products would be preferable. But you can bet your life if it generated more sales, they would be all over it. 

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David's publisher is Penguin-Random House,  pre-ordering the book for $32!!??

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover:
• Cheeseburger Hand Pies
• Hawaiian Breakfast Bake
• Sloppy Joe Soup
• Anytime Autumn Salad
• Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs
• Ground Beef-Noodle Casserole
• Reuben “Sandwich” Skillet Bake
• Creamy Corn-off-the-Cob
• Rosé Summer Spritzers
• Donut Bread Pudding
• Chocolate Dream Icebox Pie

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I haven't purchased a new hardcover book in ages; $32 for this seems crazy!

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24 minutes ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

David's publisher is Penguin-Random House,  pre-ordering the book for $32!!??

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover:
• Cheeseburger Hand Pies
• Hawaiian Breakfast Bake
• Sloppy Joe Soup
• Anytime Autumn Salad
• Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs
• Ground Beef-Noodle Casserole
• Reuben “Sandwich” Skillet Bake
• Creamy Corn-off-the-Cob
• Rosé Summer Spritzers
• Donut Bread Pudding
• Chocolate Dream Icebox Pie

Is David trying to start a Hand Pie trend?

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Great post-pandemic recipe!

Allow your host to rub his fingers all across the borders of your meal!

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43 minutes ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

David's publisher is Penguin-Random House,  pre-ordering the book for $32!!??

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover:
• Cheeseburger Hand Pies
• Hawaiian Breakfast Bake
• Sloppy Joe Soup
• Anytime Autumn Salad
• Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs
• Ground Beef-Noodle Casserole
• Reuben “Sandwich” Skillet Bake
• Creamy Corn-off-the-Cob
• Rosé Summer Spritzers
• Donut Bread Pudding
• Chocolate Dream Icebox Pie

In other words, go to the store, buy a bunch of premade stuff, throw it all together and * Voila! * you have your dinner!

I chuckled when I saw the Creamy Corn off the Cob as a recipe.  Where I come from, that's called creamed corn.  I'm not really sure he needs to tell us how to open this can and heat it up on the stove!

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Vern! Vern! Vernon!!

Go git me my Temptations platter!  The patriotic Scarecrow shaped one!

David says slice up the salami we got from that foreign sounding name guy and whip up Tara's dips and all!

Open up them Germack nuts I've been saving with the popcorn and all and we spread it out on the tray real nice and all.  Mary would like it.

Real Fancy Vern! Just like David said!

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2 hours ago, Burly said:

I’ve long thought that a relaxed, casual demonstration of making something in the aspirational kitchen,or wandering round the aspirational house while flashing up on screen the details of the products would be preferable. But you can bet your life if it generated more sales, they would be all over it. 

Sort of like what Jill did with You’re Home with Jill? 

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1 hour ago, lovemesomejoolery said:

In other words, go to the store, buy a bunch of premade stuff, throw it all together and * Voila! * you have your dinner!

I chuckled when I saw the Creamy Corn off the Cob as a recipe.  Where I come from, that's called creamed corn.  I'm not really sure he needs to tell us how to open this can and heat it up on the stove!

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No what he’ll do is tell you to strip the corn off the cob, and guess who sells the doodad that will accomplish that ?

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1 hour ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

Vern! Vern! Vernon!!

Go git me my Temptations platter!  The patriotic Scarecrow shaped one!

David says slice up the salami we got from that foreign sounding name guy and whip up Tara's dips and all!

Open up them Germack nuts I've been saving with the popcorn and all and we spread it out on the tray real nice and all.  Mary would like it.

Real Fancy Vern! Just like David said!

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Jen's lanky hair looks pasted to her head.  Not attractive.

Denis says "we're saving the earth" by using huge plastic bottles instead of smaller ones.

Helping ever so slightly?  Yes.  Saving?  No.

Whiny nice guy:  I don't buy your schtick.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mawwwms!

 

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4 hours ago, Booney said:

Is David trying to start a Hand Pie trend?

Maybe David should reevaluate his need to eat portable things. 

 

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34 minutes ago, CandyApple said:

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Jen's lanky hair looks pasted to her head.  Not attractive.

Denis says "we're saving the earth" by using huge plastic bottles instead of smaller ones.

Helping ever so slightly?  Yes.  Saving?  No.

Whiny nice guy:  I don't buy your schtick.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mawwwms!

 

I expected Jenn’s hair to be all poofy like so many others who have been Tweak’d today. If she used it, I like her hair better when she’s not Tweak’d.

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Jen’s hair really does look odd, especially on a hair TSV day.

It looks like it’s too much product or too much use of a styling device, or both.

Is all the hair natural?

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That hair on Jenn seems to be the style, and I don’t think it’s attractive.  So many of our local reporters have that look which looks stiff and over processed. It looks like if you grabbed Jenn’s hair and bent it in half, it would break off like a stalk of hay.  It’s not a healthy hair look. 

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1 hour ago, CandyApple said:

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Jen's lanky hair looks pasted to her head.  Not attractive.

Denis says "we're saving the earth" by using huge plastic bottles instead of smaller ones.

Helping ever so slightly?  Yes.  Saving?  No.

Whiny nice guy:  I don't buy your schtick.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mawwwms!

 

What is he selling that everyone's hair looks like crap! Jen's looks terrible, and she looked bored listening to him rambling on. He looks like he puts black shoe polish in his beard way to dark!

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Did Jen take a crimping iron to her hair? Yikes. She was presenting something the other day, clothing maybe. They zoomed in on the ends of her hair. She had a lot of split-ends. Time for a trim Jen.

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8 hours ago, Burly said:

Every time I see the Yonanas presentation I think of iconic America’s Next Top Model winner Yoanna 

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Yoanna is an OAP for something. I saw her about a week ago. She's blonde now, still looks great.

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45 minutes ago, Elle820 said:

What is he selling that everyone's hair looks like crap! Jen's looks terrible, and she looked bored listening to him rambling on. He looks like he puts black shoe polish in his beard way to dark!

Agreed, @Elle820.  Couldn't hide her boredom.

She surprised me when she rudely interrupted him mid-sentence to say how great one of the models looked.

Jen:  "Sorry for interrupting".  But she didn't seem to be.

He is headed into cartoon character territory with his appearance. 

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He should have styled Jen’s hair like he did his models — hot rollers, blow out, etc.

 

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1 hour ago, LeeDenny said:

Did Jen take a crimping iron to her hair? Yikes. She was presenting something the other day, clothing maybe. They zoomed in on the ends of her hair. She had a lot of split-ends. Time for a trim Jen.

On her social media, she said (during the past two weeks?) she had six inches cut off her hair. With such a fresh trim, she shouldn't be getting split ends yet. Wonder what she's using on her hair, that could have damaged it so rapidly?

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8 hours ago, Coffeecup said:

On her social media, she said (during the past two weeks?) she had six inches cut off her hair. With such a fresh trim, she shouldn't be getting split ends yet. Wonder what she's using on her hair, that could have damaged it so rapidly?

What's causing her hair to get damaged is probably a flat iron.  It's what most people are using today to get that super straight hair Jenn was sporting for the TSV.  It's also how to get sort of the wavier look on longer hair that hosts like Courtney and also Jenn have had.

They work well...but I find it can really damage your hair if you don't use a protective spray or have a "safer" flat iron.  Even then, particularly if you color your hair, you could leave your hair vulnerable to damage.

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19 hours ago, JohnnyStar5 said:

This kitchen set is a disaster. 

It's cluttered and claustrophobic. 

David stumbles and bumbles and waddles from one inane location to another.

It was smoother, cleaner and more professional when the set ups were merely wheeled in and out.

A moron came up with this (in my opinion. )  A complete failure. 

JMO but I think that setup was done intentionally to ensure the hosts do as little "cooking" as possible when they're using it.  It also makes me wonder how long it's going to be before they have hosts and OAPs standing next to each other while the OAP is cooking, since that set is not conducive to that either. 

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The other two new Q hosts, Vanessa and Rosina, will be starting to co-host Q2 programs next week (week of the 17th).  And looking ahead into June, it also appears Julia will be doing nights 2-3 times a week on main Q and the sidekick job on ITKWD, but nothing regularly scheduled on Q2.

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1 hour ago, hummingbird said:

Proselytizing makes me very uncomfortable 

if someone gave me a scripture card I would not like that,

not everyone is like minded,  

what do you all think, this is about CCB scripture cards 

 

 

I would be offended. Is this something she’s hawking or are we blessed with a scripture card with every purchase?

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1 hour ago, hummingbird said:

Proselytizing makes me very uncomfortable 

if someone gave me a scripture card I would not like that,

not everyone is like minded,  

what do you all think, this is about CCB scripture cards 

 

 

I feel the same way don't preach to me I find it very offensive. I have my own faith, it's very personal to me. So don't shove yours down my throat. JMO I think people that are always preaching have or had problems.

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13 minutes ago, LeeDenny said:

I would be offended. Is this something she’s hawking or are we blessed with a scripture card with every purchase?

It was a set of stationery with inspirational messages and separate cards a giver could include.  It would have to be a deliberate choice by the giver to gift one.  Personally, I'd be careful in making sure the recipient would be OK with it.

https://www.qvc.com/Candace-Cameron-Bure-55-Piece-Inspirational-Stationary-Set.product.H226345.html

Although you can tell by the link they have a stationary/stationery issue at Q.

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Just to let you guys know that if you don't immediately hear from me over a reply it is because I am still having major problems with my text format.  I can post "horizontally" but when I hit my Submit Reply bar all I see with my and everyone else's posts are a "vertical" arrangement that makes it virtually impossible (and headache-inducing) to read.

Carolyn is returning from vacation tomorrow and I want to get in my snark but don't know how successful or prolific I can be with this ongoing problem.

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2 hours ago, hummingbird said:

Proselytizing makes me very uncomfortable 

if someone gave me a scripture card I would not like that,

not everyone is like minded,  

what do you all think, this is about CCB scripture cards 

 

 

I see it akin to the Bibles, including “talking bibles” they sell or used to sell.

Not crazy about it, but I’m sure a lot of the Q ladies will like it.

I totally see this as CCB’s idea of “evangelizing” for the masses.  

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On 3/23/2021 at 6:53 PM, RubberbandGirl said:

Laura Slatkin showed up on Friday Night Beauty without her signature hairdo.

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I’ve wondered if Laura’s pouf is a wiglet or pin-on hairpiece. It’s hard to imagine her hair in this pic blowing out to the *volume and density she’s usually sporting.

*OTOH, perhaps Tweaked By Nature guy volumizes her to lemon meringue pie heights

**anyone remember when TBN guy had his first company he would routinely hold up a jar of Brazilian mud goop, giving credit to his then wife’s grandmother who lived in the Brazilian jungle? Today’s version is that he discovered the magic stuff and formulates it in labs

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bronx Babe said:

Isaac's enthusiasm on a gold top:

"Amber Alert!"

 

This and his laughing hysterically whenever he talks about how his cat died are the two out of three strikes that I need to totally click him off when he appears on QVC (honestly, I really only needed the cat one).

Besides, I think most of his clothes are dreck.

Tim Gunn on Isaac:

"In the book ("Golden Rules"), Gunn takes on designer Isaac Mizrahi, calling him a spoiled snob. He explained to the Daily News, 'Oh, please, I was so kind to him. I mean, I wouldn't have the words to describe some of the more abhorrent behavior. He really is a terrible, terrible, terrible person.'"

"Gunn does not regret calling designer Isaac Mizrahi “one of the world’s biggest divas.” And with a narrowed eye and raised eyebrow he makes clear he could have said much worse.

“This is merely the tip of the iceberg,” Gunn said.

But he’s not planning a follow-up. 'I’ve gone as far as fits taste.'"

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@CandyApple thanks for posting those Tim Gunn statements about Isaac.  Couldn't agree with him more!

"Spoiled snob" -- right on the money imo.

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1 hour ago, Bronx Babe said:

Just to let you guys know that if you don't immediately hear from me over a reply it is because I am still having major problems with my text format.  I can post "horizontally" but when I hit my Submit Reply bar all I see with my and everyone else's posts are a "vertical" arrangement that makes it virtually impossible (and headache-inducing) to read.

Carolyn is returning from vacation tomorrow and I want to get in my snark but don't know how successful or prolific I can be with this ongoing problem.

Did you report your problem in the Bugs forum? Maybe they can help. 

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4 minutes ago, hummingbird said:

IM may well be all that Gunn says he is, but Gunn comes off as really bitchy, and I don't get that from Isaac 

but as Dr Phil says "you can make a pancake as flat as you can but it still has two sides "

Now I want pancakes with butter and real maple syrup.  I have two of the three on hand.

Thanks a lot.

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Obviously Isaac’s a diva and snob since he hasn’t invited a certain unwashed host to summer in the Hamptons with him. 

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I've watched many seasons of Project Runway with Tim Gunn. Also watched Isaac M being a judge on the fashion program he was on. I'm going to side with Tim on the "spoiled snob" issue. 

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