1. Well, I’m Convinced!

    FOR SOME REASON, Dr. Oz ends his shows reminding viewers “Remember, if you see an ad with my name or likeness, it’s not me – it’s a scam!”

    Clearly, he’s just being modest, because look what he did for Ellen!


    Naw, I’m just kidding, of course.

    Even more delightful than this hilariously absurd affiliate marketing scam ad (which brings you to a completely phony Good Housekeeping Magazine site – Hearst Corporation, call your lawyers!) is that it ran alongside a story on the website of an ABC affiliate – though not one of those that broadcasts “The Dr. Oz Show.”

    This is kind of interesting because I used the word “affiliate” twice in slightly different contexts.

    Dr. Mehmet Oz has declared he’s “taking his name back” from all these scumbag scammers, though it doesn’t look like he’s winning, especially when the parent corporation of the company that airs your show in some markets – and owns the studio where you tape it – can’t even manage to keep the ads off their sites.

    But who knows? Maybe Ellen signed off on this one. Baby, you never looked better!

    Posted by on January 22, 2014, 4:32 PM.

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