Billy Mays, Commercial Superstar, Gets Reality Show "Pitchmen"

06/28/2009 01:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Segal Washington Post

Billy Mays is starting to get on his own nerves. Recuperating from hip replacement surgery, he has spent this August day at his home in Odessa, Fla., watching TV. Every few minutes, Mays pops up in yet another commercial, each time bellowing like a man who thinks that the whole world has gone a little deaf.

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