As product placements go, this is a beauty – Snuggies and Slankets have had some serious air time in Cougar Town over the seasons.
Check out the compilation clips from Cougar Town below, featuring the Snuggie / Slanket scenes.
Proof if you ever needed it that blankets with sleeves are here to stay and are becoming a key essential part of all costume budgets and wardrobes for prime time TV productions……probably. Or maybe they just look funny.
Gary Clegg, the inventor of the Slanket was a surprised as anyone about his product’s whirlwind success. He invented it one cold night as a student, completely oblivious that it would grow to become a wordlwide brand and company, making him pretty rich along the way. All he wanted to do was to stay warm while watching TV.
From its humble beginnings The Slanket has now grown to be a fully-fledged manufacturing company that states that it is proud to listen to its customers and aims to put them first at all times.
The Snuggie may have come along and ridden a dumb but memorable TV Commercial to success and wild riches, outstripping the Slanket in like for like sales along the way – but it is the Slanket that has put quality above quantity, and for our money it is still the best blanket with sleeves available on the market.
The Slanket is now sold in 40 countries and here is the official Slanket TV Commercial for Japan. Gary Clegg even features at the end of it to tell viewers a little bit about the Slanket story.
Watch the Japanese Slanket TV Commercial featuring Gary Clegg:
He may not have the glamour of Rihanna in a Snuggie, but Ian Rankin clearly knows how he likes to keep warm when he is reading a chilling novel.
Ian Rankin in a Slanket
You’d think that with all the books he has sold he’d be able to keep the heating on high all throughout winter. I guess he just likes the style.
I bet you any money that Rebus has a Slanket, but he doesn’t tell anyone, he only pretends to be a hard detective, but when he gets home he likes nothing more than slipping into a comfy Slanket with a hot cup of herbal tea while watching soap operas.
Look at this, if ever two things were meant to be together it is Lord Prescott and a Slanket!
Prescott looks right at home in this, plus the sleeves on a Slanket means he has his hands and arms free should he ever feel the need to throw a jab.
John Prescott may not be the most famous entry in our Famous people in Slankets and Snuggies series, but he is easily our favorite. There is no question that Prezza would have taken that home and is probably relaxing under it now.
This is an interesting little interview with Gary Clegg, the guy that invented the Slanket when he was 17.
Gary Clegg talks briefly about the Slanket story on ‘How’d You Get So Rich?’, a US show focused on entrepreneurs and wealth. The interview is cut a bit short, but it is interesting to hear a little bit about the story behind the growth of the Slanket.
The Slanket is now sold in over 40 countries around the world