6 Responses to “Snuggy”

  1. Allee Willis

    You know I’m obsessed with Snuggies. When I do interviews I always use it as a prime example of contemporary Kitsch. The thing is made so cheaply. Just a piece of cheap, ratty fleece with two armholes and not even a snap. If you have any meat on your body it hangs there like limp lettuce, not really embracing it without a lot of tugging to try and get it to cover all parts. But the inventor had an idea and went with it and now everyone in America, including me, owns one. He made something like $14 million the first year alone by selling it to Wal-Mart.

    All the commercials for Snuggies are fantastic.

    The incredibly cheap a booklight that comes with it never stays in any position where it illuminates more than a few lines. Makes reading a total pain in the ass.

    I, myself, appear in a Snuggie at the end of my ‘What Is Kitsch’ film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQSvoY6WSQM

  2. pspevak

    I was a snuggie snob until I recently received one as a parting gift at a bar mitzvah (it is embroidered with the bar mitzvah boy’s initials and the date of the festivities). I LOVE it! Yes, the fabric is crap, but it gets mighty chilly here in Sag Harbor, and there is nothing better than my snuggie. My friends and family all think I’m insane, but none of them have experienced the joy that is the snuggie. My nieces and nephews are all getting one for chanukah!

    • Allee Willis

      That’s absolutely priceless that they gave out embroidered Snuggies with the bar mitzvah boy’s embroidered initials on them. Now that’s something that could get me into a synagogue!

  3. pspevak

    Not only that, but the bar mitzvah had a chocolate theme, and they were able to secure ample quantities of the rare beige snuggie, with the embroidery done in, of course, chocolate brown :)