Late Night Teleshopping is Wild: The Curious Case of the HMS Destroyer Cardboard Ship

Lucas Rainfall

Updated Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Late night teleshopping has always been a fascinating realm of quirky products and unforgettable moments. A recent screenshot from a television shopping channel, possibly ITV1, has taken the internet by storm, showcasing a bizarre yet captivating scene that perfectly embodies the wild nature of late-night infomercials.

The image, which has garnered significant attention on Reddit, features a promotional segment for a product called Roofix M Roof Repair. This product, detailed in the text on the screen, offers 4 x 5 liters of roof repair solution, covering 20 square meters and available in black, grey, and white. The usual price of £239.96 is slashed to a more affordable £62.31 x 3, with the convenience of PayPal's Pay in 3 option and no INK P&P.

However, what truly steals the show is not the product itself but the creative and humorous visual accompanying it. On the right side of the screen, viewers are treated to an image of a makeshift ship, humorously named "H.M.S DESTROYER." This ship, seemingly crafted from cardboard and painted white, sits proudly on a grassy patch. The ship is adorned with several protrusions mimicking cannons and other ship structures, adding to its whimsical charm.

The comments on Reddit reflect the bewilderment and amusement of viewers. One user questions the authenticity of the scene, asking, "There’s no way this is real?" Another user simply exclaims, "Combo combo," likely referring to the odd combination of a roof repair product and a cardboard ship. The product's appeal is evident as another comment reads, "I want," while others inquire about the price and prize of the television.

To the left of the screen, detailed information about the Roofix M Roof Repair product is provided, including the product code 360 407, coverage details, and pricing. Additionally, viewers are encouraged to call 03333 231 241 to place an order, with a national rate applying. The image also highlights a related product, 811 037, offering similar roof repair solutions at £59.99 plus £4.95 UK P&P.

In the lower right corner, a QR code invites viewers to "SCAN TO SHOP," making the purchasing process even more convenient. The vibrant banner at the bottom of the screen, adorned with a gradient of blue, purple, and pink, emphasizes the theme of "ROOF REPAIRS WITH ROOFIX."

This peculiar yet endearing teleshopping moment perfectly encapsulates the unpredictable and entertaining nature of late-night infomercials. The combination of practical product information and the amusing inclusion of the H.M.S DESTROYER cardboard ship has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on viewers, making it a topic of discussion and laughter across social media platforms.

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Top Comments from Reddit


There’s no way this is real?


Combo combo


I want


So this is where 60 year old dudes sell their garage projects to each other?


price ?


what is the prize of the television

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