Hug-E-Gram: Why, God, Why?

Still stumped on what to get your sweetums for Valentine’s Day? How about the disembodied arms of Mickey Mouse, with a craptastic voice recording? You know, a Hug-E-Gram!

“The warmest, most personal gift you can share” is an arm-shaped belt, apparently, and it comes with free wooden flowers, which are so much better than the flowers you’ve grown tired of. Oy, women! This makes that arm-shaped pillow from a few years ago seem like it should with the Nobel Prize for Arm Things. (Peace, science, literature, econ, arm things — those are the categories, I’m pretty sure.)

Worst gift ever, PopWatchers? [via Videogum]

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  • Sarah

    what. the hell.

  • Ceballos

    I’m glad I saw this before I ran off and got flowers today after work like a fool!

    Seriously though, there’s no way this is a real product. Either that or there are a bunch of armless Mickey Mouses out there.

    Though I’d never give this to anyone for Valentine’s Day, I can see how it could be useful. For example, you can use a Hug-E to do the “making out with yourself” gag without straining your arms!

  • SoGenFizzy

    I definitely believe that’s a deleted scene from Idiocracy.

  • Via

    That shizz is real folks! Atleast least the phone# is real, unless this is some elaborate joke. I thought Snuggies were a joke the first time I saw that commercial too, though

    • Stacie

      I was just wondering if this shizz was for real.

    • Mari

      My friend showed me this last week and I didn’t believe it was real either, but we tried both the website and calling to order and I am sorry to say that Via is right, this is actually for real. “Why?” is indeed the appropriate question!

    • Madd

      I didn’t think Snuggie was real (and I am now the proud owner of a Slanket), I didn’t think that Sleeping Bag Suit was real, and I was skeptical that this was real when I first saw it. What will they think of next?

  • Stephanie T.

    People come up with the DUMBEST inventions to sell. It’s not only a dumb inventions but who the hell wants to walk around looking like they’re molested by Mickey Mouse?!

  • Kelly

    Do you think they got the idea from the machine used for autism therapy?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug_machine

  • NP

    hah. thanks for the good laugh!

  • Jesse

    I wonder how long before someone dies trying to do auto-erotic asphyxiation with one of these.

    • Via

      Gross…sad, and thanks for the visual.

  • ann

    I don’t think it tops what they were shilling in the PajamaGrams commercials last night: “The Hoodie-Footie”. It’s a onesie for grown ups. Yeah. For realz.

  • Lizabeth

    This might be the creepiest invention ever. Also, I think they stole the idea from Leonard on Big Bang!

  • Madd

    Anyone else think that guy who left the message sounded like a creeper?

  • Blue Max

    It’s good Walt Disney isn’t around to see this! His creation has been merchandised in the worst possible ways, but this may be the record setter — the Olympic Gold Medal, Bluest of Blue Ribbon, worst abuse of his creation ever!

  • Emily

    Sadly… i googled and found the website…. http://www.hugegram.com/

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