Thursday, January 29, 2009

I've thought long and hard about this and I'm just going to say it. I think Snuggies might have their benefits.
For those of you who don't know, a Snuggie is...essentially...a backwards robe that extends like a blanket. For those of you who know what a snuggie is, I bet I know what you're all thinking. You're thinking about that ridiculous infomercial. Particularly the scene at the baseball game in which normal society, as we know it, is sitting on the bleachers and they're a little cold. On cue, enter the fast-growing snuggie-wearing society, all cozy in their snuggies eating hotdogs. They look completely asinine. But they are not cold. Not cold at all.

No. They've got snuggies.

And I've been there with you. I've watched that same infomercial and pointed out its ridiculousness. Most of these bizarre contraptions are a shocking primary color or a gaudy fluorescent pink and there seems no logical explanation for using a snuggie over a heavy sweater, a robe or a blanket. But I'm here to admit that I was wrong. Dead wrong.

Because when your heat goes out (as mine did recently) and it's essentially negative degree temperature in your apartment (as mine was recently) and all the sweaters and blankets in the world just don't work and you're shivering on your couch and you need to go into the other room to make dinner to add some extra fat just to keep you warm , it's not so easy to strip that blanket off and do it. I wish I could have stayed wrapped up in that the the my desk. And I couldn't without some seriously annoying maneuvering.

People...the unthinkable happened, I needed a snuggie.

So the next time I see that infomercial and I see those people in snuggies, I'm going to salute them. And you should too.


  1. Since I don't watch much television, I haven't seen a late night infomercial in years so I haven't heard of these. I just googled them and after watching the video on the snuggie website I'll take the color blue.

  2. I was going to say... once you visit my house in winter you will understand the need for a snuggie! Although I will concur the absurdity of wearing one in public.

  3. I think I invented the snuggie... it's called a thinking bag.

    Also, there is no infomercial like the Magic Bullet infomercial. It even has a plot!