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Nothing more than mercilessly extended commercials, infomercials are a specific kind of television program, with four essential parts:

1. A product.

2. A man who is very fond of the product.

3. A woman who is doubtful of the integrity/usefulness/color of the product.

4. A studio audience that never ceases to be shocked by the power of the product.

Any program possessing these parts is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, an infomercial. Any program that does not have all four parts is either a soap opera, a sitcom or the news.

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