Tuesday, October 09, 2012

QVC Host Keeps Selling As Other Host Faints

When you are a QVC host, the most important thing in your life is to keep selling. It is how you keep your job and are not fired and forced to find some work that actually involves you doing something. Of course, if you do get fired, you could always end up like Mike Rowe. Do something besides selling jewelry on 36 easy payments of $1.99 each. Anyway, while selling Android tabs for kids, QVC guest host Cassie Slane, passed out. Right there on camera. Instead of being concerned for her or possibly making the screen go dark for a couple of minutes, host Dan Hughes just kept on selling.

31 comments:

Henriette said...

He's a trooper!

Frufra said...

How long was Mike Rowe on QVC? Because the pics I see here look like they're all from the same day (based on the clothes). Did QVC only put up with his smart ass (said with love) for one day?

Henriette said...

Mike Rowe was on QVC for about a year. There are plenty of great Rowe moments from QVC. The nun doll is considered the best one.

Frufra said...

Wow, Henriette, thanks. Now I have something cool to show my son on YouTube. This MAY be a factoid he hasn't seen on Reddit yet. Possibly. He's almost 14, so he's all cutting edge on that stuff.

Henriette said...

Yeah, Rowe had a thing for dolls. He would start taking their clothes off and everything.

Frufra said...

I was in a short-lived 60's tribute band called Henry and the Henriettas, so I always smile when I see your name here. We even teased our hair up into big bouffants and had H's on our sweaters :-).

Kenneth said...

What a pro haha

Cathy said...

Honestly, as someone who is prone to fainting, if it happened to me while I was on live tv, I would want them to keep going. The worst part of fainting is the embarrassment of everyone staring at you when you come to. I'm guessing that someone on the crew probably jumped in to help her, so the best thing was for Mike to just keep on selling.

Henriette said...

@Frufa
That's funny!

@Cathy
You mean Dan. QVC fired Mike Rowe many moons ago.

Dan's got a quota he has to meet to keep his job. The best seller on QVC was actually Kathy Levine.

Wonder what the Internet has done to shopping at home? Must have put a dent in it.

misspeg86 said...

The show must go on?

Silly Girl said...

I honestly can't fault him for continuing. He probably new (since we can't see it on screen) that she was getting help and the best thing to do was to remain calm and keep going. Some other sites are blasting him for continuing, but I see it as a professional thing to do, and like Cathy says above, it IS an embarassment, so let's just keep it moving. (I've fainted a time or two and I HATE when people make a big deal out of it!)

Cathy said...

@Henriette - yeah, I guess I do. I don't watch QVC enough to keep all the names straight :)

SusanB said...

You could hear other people in the background helping her while he kept talking. If QVC had gone to black, it would have started all kinds of rumors. Agree about the embarrassment. I fainted once at work (I had the flu but we were shortstaffed in the ER) and was absolutely mortified.

I would leave Mr. B for Mike Rowe. I could be wrong but he just seems like a nice, level headed guy. (Mr. B has a few women he has my permission to leave me for)

Cathy said...

@Silly Girl - Once, I fainted in a crowded food court on campus (this was my freshman year of college). While I was out, some bastard stole my subway combo meal. A little over a year ago, I fainted when I was back on campus interviewing job candidates. Talk about embarassing - I fainted MID-INTERVIEW! Luckily, there was another interviewer, so the candidate wasn't just alone with an unconscious person. Then a few weeks ago, I fainted at a restaurant. When I came to, the paramedics had been called and a guy at the next table (who happened to be an EMT) was taking my pulse. By the time the paramedics arrived, I still wasn't able to stand long enough for them to take my standing blood pressure, so they had to carry me out of the restaurant to get to the ambulance. Yeah, I've had my share of embarrassment from fainting and in my opinion, the less attention that is drawn to it, the better.

Erin4686 said...

His name is Dan wheeler, enty. My father works there too. This is policy to keep going on live tv. The woman is fine.

Erin4686 said...

Also, henriette, no quota to fill. If anything the woman selling had a quota to fill, not the professional show host.

All about Eve said...

I think he did the tight thing, it's not like he let her fall on the floor! He looked very concerned when she fainted.

Love Mike Rowe and you can tell he's laughing at himself for having to sell "dickies" lol

auntliddy said...

What was he supp to do? Sceam and yell? As said above, he knew she wld be cared for, and i agree, as past victom, the less fuss made, the better! Member when marie ismond fainted? It happens, and thankfully she is find.

Connie151 said...

She was being attended to by others while he was on the air; it's not like he was ignoring her.

JoElla said...

google Mike Rowe + precious moments

The way he yammers on and on, funny stuff!

Poor thing, hopefully she will figure out how not to do this and keep her blood sugars normal.

smashbash said...

Mike Rowe precious moments is hilarious!!! He is so funny.

mannyv said...

That's hilarious! I wonder if someone told her to break a leg before she went out.

In front of the camera, the lights are a lot hotter than you expect. If it's her first time on-air she probably had a lot of nerves as well.

Well she sure made an impression.

How many tablets did they sell?

mannyv said...

Apparently this isn't the first time she's fainted on QVC:

http://www.examiner.com/article/qvc-guest-host-cassie-slane-faints-on-air-again

mannyv said...

Readers at fark unearthed another QVC fainter. Wow, this is an epidemic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ0zIFC4dQg&feature=related

Cathy said...

@manny - do you make fun of people with other types of medical conditions too? i realize that this is a gossip site and i don't mind snark, but i'm sure that the initial incident was embarrassing enough for her. is it really necessary to make jokes about it?

Mango said...

@JoElla - that Precious Moments clip was hilarious! I didn't realize it was the Dirty Jobs guy until I heard him speaking; his voice is unmistakeable. He must have joked around like that on QVC in order to keep his sanity.

FWIW, I think Precious Moments and Hummels are *hideous*. I used to date a guy whose mother collected them. He loathed them too and he and I used to job about using them for target practice.

Mango said...

*joke

I have no idea how that came out as "job"!

mannyv said...

@Cathy: this is the 2nd time she's fainted on QVC. So yes!

car54 said...

I have insomnia and I used to keep QVC on late at night when I could not sleep--and Mike Rowe was the overnight guy lots of the time.
He was so funny--you could tell he knew nobody was watching at 3 am and he so didn't give a sh*t....I love that guy and I'm so glad he's done well after leaving them.

WUWT? said...

I know a woman who fainted after completing the viewing line at a funeral. Everyone's mind is on death already, and then an elderly lady collapses in front of them! For her it was not nerves or blood sugar; she was diagnosed with VVS. She seems better now, but how embarrassing for her to cause such a commotion at a funeral!

Anotheramy said...

I doubt the other guy was the only person in the sound stage. I betting there were other people tending to her.