Happy Birthday, Billy Mays

Happy Birthday, Billy Mays

Informercial salesman and U.S. pop culture icon Billy Mays would have been 53 years old today. On June 28, 2009, Mays was found dead in his Tampa, Florida home. The cause of his death was rumored to have been a cocaine overdose, but was never determined.

We're not proud of it, but the Snuggie, the Shake Weight, and that ShamWow! guy sort of filled the void for a while. But we will never forget Mays' crisp blue shirt and khakis, perfectly manicured beard, or his comforting yell of endorsement.

To celebrate Mays' birthday, here are three of our favorite pitches, besides the classic OxiClean ad.

3. Tool Band-It

Back in the old days, our dads would just hold us hostage for the Saturday as their tool passer, but this works too. Mays says the Tool Band-it (get it? ha.) can turn any belt into a tool belt, so for god's sake, TAKE THE NAILS OUT OF YOUR MOUTH!

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