Tell us a little bit about the very loud television pitch character Billy Mays, who sells cleaning products.
—Bob Thomas, Northumberland, N.H.
In case you haven’t noticed, Mays has his own TV series on the Discovery Channel, Pitchmen, co-starring Englishman Anthony Sullivan, another infomercial king. Mays, a Pittsburgh-area native, began his career hawking products on the Atlantic City boardwalk in the 1980s. After he hooked up with the inventor of Orange Glo, OxiClean and Kaboom!, he became a superstar TV salesman.