AS SEEN ON TV [as-seen-on-tee-vee]
1.A generic descriptor for products advertised on television for direct-response mail-order through a toll-free telephone number.
EX. Anyone else realize how often the problems that As Seen on TV products are meant to solve are often the result of extreme incompetence on the parts of the characters in the artificially constructed scenarios portrayed in the advertisements.
My least favorite of the nearly endless list of stupid products sold on TV is the Snuggie. It is literally a backwards robe. Blankets are not restrictive, sweaters/jackets are a far more fashionable option, and you should never wear a snuggie in public. The fact that this product sold millions and even had imitators is depressingly pathetic.