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Late night infomercials (TV, Organizations, Companies, and Products)

"Five thousand dollars, the karma points are yours to keep, and if you act now, I'll throw in a free set of steak knives!"

Capitalism is awesome, you guys. Any schmuck with the slightest bit of ingenuity can hawk his product on TV if he gets Everyman and Everywoman (in addition to a washed-up celebrity) to endorse it. Sure, he'll be relegated to a slot between the hours of two and five in the morning, when most people are sleeping, but that is just the reason why you should always throw in a known-quantity incentive to entice your zombified potential customer! The free set of steak knives is stereotypically popular because Americans sure love to eat steak, and how can you eat your steak without steak knives? It's impossible! Ah, capitalism.

2.11 "Donut Run"

"On the bright side, if I don't get your stuff back, you owe me nothing. It's the friend-of-a-friend rate."
"Wait, I haven't even decided if he's cool yet."
"Act now. Time is running out on this special offer."

And in her sideline job, Veronica is a late-night infomercial spokesperson. Notorious for 20-minute deals, expiring as soon as the ads are over, these 30-minute commercials use celebrity spokespeople, testimonials, and grainy, black-and-white footage of their competitors to sell useless products that only people with insomnia and a credit card would ever think of buying. Wallace is definitely under some pressure here to decide whether Piz is worthy of his friendship, because if he doesn't...well, if Veronica's limited-time special offer is anything like late-night infomercials', the offer will still be good tomorrow. So maybe there's no rush after all.

3.01 "Welcome Wagon"
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