I DON’T WANT TO BE THE SHAMWOW GUY

I’m not sure I’ve ever watched an entire infomercial. Much like someone running their fingernails across a chalkboard, it’s the infomercial spokesmen that always get on my nerves. Do they look for annoying people to host these things? Whether it was Billy Mays or the “Shamwow” guy, I’ve always prayed that I would NEVER come across as an infomercial spokesman for God.

So you can understand my confusion when this past Monday I got a call from a friend who said, “Trey, I’ve been hired to put together an infomercial for television and I want you to be the spokesman.” After a long period of silence on my end, the only words I could come back with were, “Is this a joke?” He explained that it would be easy, it wouldn’t require much time and they would even pay me a little bit.
After he filled me in on the details, I told him I’d call him back and let him know. I’m not sure I was very interested, but Lea and I had just been talking about how we needed to come up with some extra funds this year because we are committed to taking our entire family to Honduras this summer. I called him back and told him I was in.

As crazy as it sounds, tomorrow I’m going to meet a camera guy for a quick “trial” shoot so the company making the infomercial can take a look at me. It is completely possible that they will take one look at me and say, “This guy won’t work, find someone else.”

All in all, I think it’s going to be fun. I just don’t want to be known as a screaming infomercial guy that people say, “That guy really gets on my nerves.”

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Angie says:

    I find it really cool how once the decision/commitment is made, the way is found. Have fun…I bet you'll be a great infomercial star.

  2. David says:

    I was just thinking about tithing yesterday. And I thought about how the last time we increased it, money seemed to appear from places I could have never imagined.

    I think infomercial would fall into that category…

    Thank you for all the work you have done in Honduras. I pray for that work to continue in 2010!

  3. Scott says:

    "Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing, Trey Morgan, the next Billy Mays!" I will look for you on weekend infomercial hour! ROFLOL

  4. Tim Archer says:

    Just don't let it bleed over into your preaching:

    "How much would you pay for salvation like this? But wait, there's more! You also get sanctification…"

    "The prayer of a righteous man really, really works. Look at this tough stain…"

    Seriously, it sounds like fun. Hope it works out for you.

    Grace and peace,
    Tim Archer

  5. TREY MORGAN says:

    Tim … that is hilarious…

  6. mmlace says:

    So…will you let us know when said infomercial is available for viewing??? :)

  7. Jojo Agot says:

    Why do I often find myself smiling when I read this blog? haha

  8. Anonymous says:

    How awesome Snuggie has asked you to be their pitchman!!!
    MM in Amarillo

  9. Robin says:

    Aww… who needs dignity anyway?!

    I kid, I kid! I hope it goes really well and that you are blessed by the opportunity. God likes to do that, ya know…

  10. Anonymous says:

    It might depend on what they want you to sell if I would even watch or not. gmj

  11. JDH says:

    The spirit of Billy Mays lives on in you, brother!!

  12. Stoogelover says:

    Before you sign any contract, try to get a purple jacket with yellow question marks on it … or something as appealing!

  13. Donna G says:

    just this morning they were talking about needing a new "Info guy" with that Texas drawl you should be perfect!!!

  14. katy says:

    you're going to be famous!

  15. underthebigbluesky says:

    oh my. this should be interesting.

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