Going out on New Year’s Eve isn’t for everybody.
I guess some people just don’t like starting off the new year with a crippling hangover and even worse anxiety. Combined with the rainy weather this year, many people in Nashville chose to spend their New Year’s Eve watching the festivities from the comfort of their living room.
Well, that was the plan anyway. Because when people tuned into local NBC affiliate WSMV hoping to see the ball drop in Times Square and Peter Frampton and Keith Urban rocking out from Nashville, what they got instead was… an hour-long infomercial for an air fryer.
People were confused, to say the least.
I’m so confused. @WSMV (NBC Nashville) has switched from Nashville New Years and NYC coverage to an infomercial about an air fryer.
— Bridget Williams Golden (@bwgolden) January 1, 2019
@WSMV where is the NBC coverage of the ball drop . There is an infomercial on ??
— Holly Coons (@hlynn7600) January 1, 2019
— Jen Bauder (@WritinginMC) January 1, 2019
Some people were upset.
— Sheri Miller Story (@S_MillerStory) January 1, 2019
— Mike Byrd (@micchiato) January 1, 2019
— Halfway to Hazard® (@HalfwayToHazard) January 1, 2019
Others clearly saw the value in the opportunity to buy an air fryer for only 4 easy payments of $39.99. And, they even throw in an Instant Pot for free!
… and until then on @WSMV you can watch an infomercial on the Power Air Fryer – “replaces over $1500 in appliances” for 4 payments of $39.99. Apparently, if you buy now, you also get the Power Quick Pot! https://t.co/jGsWMvW3TE
— Charles Robert Bone (@charlesrbone) January 1, 2019
— Joe Crosby (@crosbyjf) January 1, 2019
— Beka (@bekaiswright) January 1, 2019
Some even preferred the infomercial over hearing about “vaginal steaming,” whatever the hell that is.
Wait….Chrissy Teigen is talking about “steaming her vag”. BRING BACK THE AIR FRYER!!!!
— Shawn (@Tank_Daddy) January 1, 2019
Maybe this was WSMV’s way of trying to get us all to eat a little healthier in 2019.
— Steve Cavendish (@scavendish) January 1, 2019
Whatever their reason for the bizarre choice in programming, if your New Year’s Resolution was to get an air fryer, well, WSMV has you covered. I guess 2019 is going to be the year of the air fryer, at least here in Nashville.
— Amanda🌹 (@sincerelysalty) January 2, 2019
AIR FRYER pic.twitter.com/rSb0WSDRvK
— Work Like Heck! 🍊 (@GiveHim6UT) January 1, 2019
This tweet would be better if the GIF was from that infomercial WSMV played straight through the ball drop last night. https://t.co/yLhw4sO383
— Steven Hale (@iamstevenhale) January 1, 2019