Billy Mays sells Chipotlaway from the grave

Infomercial king Billy Mays, who died in June, was the star of Wednesday night's dead-celebrities episode of South Park. (After learning that Mays' soul is not at rest, Cartman vows to help.) In the clip above—a tribute to the man's ability to literally sell anything—Mays pitches a product called Chipotlaway (pronounced "Chipotle Away"), a laundry spray designed to get the blood stains out of your underwear after you eat Chipotle. Genius. Via YesButNoButYes. UPDATE: The Live Feed has posted Chipotle's response to the episode: "Being spoofed on South Park certainly says something about our popularity with that audience, but we didn’t have anything to do with the content. Some people will find it funny, others will not. But ultimately, being part of the pop culture conversation is probably a good thing."

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Previously on AdFreak:
Iconic TV pitchman Billy Mays is dead at 50

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