The Ads Should Be Going Off the Air

Enzyte is an herbal nutritional supplement originally manufactured by Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals of Cincinnati, Ohio. The manufacturer has claimed Enzyte promotes "natural male enhancement", which is suggestive of a euphemism for penile enlargement. However, its effectiveness has been called into doubt and the claims of the manufacturer have been under scrutiny from various state and federal organizations. Because of their claims and business practices, the company's founder and CEO, Steve Warshak, and his mother, Harriett Warshak, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering, were sentenced to prison in September 2008, and ordered to forfeit $500 million in assets.[1]

The conviction threw the company into bankruptcy. In December 2008 the assets were acquired from bankruptcy court for $2.75 million by Pristine Bay, a Cincinnati developer Chuck Kubicki who said he wanted to keep the company's 200 employees in one of his property buildings in suburban Cincinnati at Forest Park, Ohio. Kubiciki said he would change the company name but would keep the brand.[2]

Enzyte is widely advertised on US television as "the once daily tablet for natural male enhancement". The commercials feature a character known as "Smilin' Bob", who always wears a smile that is implied to be caused by the enhancing effects of Enzyte; these advertisements feature double entendres.

The purported benefits of this compound are dubious, unproven and untested.

dasmuggler dasmuggler
36-40, M
19 Responses Feb 15, 2009

I loved Bob Ross. Knowing that he was probably high while painting his happy little trees and fluffy clouds made it even better.

He might have flashbacks.

Wouldn't you just once like to see the out takes. <br />
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Happy Tree Happy F%$K!! <br />
Argh!!! Bugs!!! there are bugs crawling on me!!!

Oh Bob Ross!! I've seen some of his videos on youtube...he was a crack up...I think you're right dasmuggler...I think there was some wacky tobaccy involved :-)

I loved listening to Bob Ross. However, he would start to annoy me because there were too many damn trees.

Pot doesn't explain ross' inspiration, however, LSD might be fitting....

That's exactly what I said, Enregalia. He was good for naps. <br />
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However, R. Kelly is gross.

Pervert? Yeah I can say R. Kelly

It was definitely his voice. It was good for napping.

I think Pot was the point of happy trees

Bob Ross had that voice that lulled one into submission! *eyes wide in shock* maybe that was the point of the happy trees! *giggling*

As my marketing professor told me once... if the feeling the commercial gave me was not I want to buy this now or pass the phone and order, I am NOT part of the target market. But looking at Bob I don't really want to know who the target market really is... most of my guy friends think it's a stupid commercial!

Come to think about it, his name was Bob <br />
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ha ha

Dude. Bob Ross was the shiznit. Though he did put too many of those happy trees in his paintings.

big orange hair afro

I don't think I remember him...but anybody painting happy little trees sounds a bit freaky to me, lol!! :-)

How about the guy who use to do the painting/teaching show they use to show on PBS<br />
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happy trees happy little trees<br />
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That guy creeped me out as a kid

I agree ....

He's almost as creepy as Mr. Rodgers! :-)