Fame or Shame, Game #3

Here is where I introduce you to a product and you tell us why its inventor is destined for fame or shame. Feel free to be serious or sarcastic.

Photo of a purple potty seat.

Flush & Cheer Potty by Varsity Baby is a potty seat.

Like many seats, it can be used alone or placed on top of a regular toilet seat, and its base can be reversed for use as a step stool.

Its Big Idea is the big game it makes of defecating. If you’ve bought the College Model, after your toddler poops, a roaring crowd cheers as your favorite college fight song plays.

You might just have to settle your jumping toddler as he runs around the house naked TP’ing the living room sofa and pushing over and setting fire to his push car.

As one mother quoted on the company’s website states, "My husband gets to be a part of the potty training process!"

The inventor explains:

"You’re literally cheering your child’s potty training efforts whether or not you’re really there … great for helping your babysitter to keep up with your child’s toilet training progress, too."

Because this is a new product, the schools covered as of this writing are only the University of Maryland, Indiana University and Brigham Young University. I wonder if those schools were selected based on research into which college graduates are the most fertile.

Meanwhile, a newer edition, the Personalized Model, allows you to record your child’s favorite music or a customized message.

How the recording is triggered isn’t explained on the website, but based on the product photo, I’m guessing the child presses a lever once he’s finished pooping in the bleachers.

There you have it. I invite you, dear Thinga-readers, to tell us… "Fame, because…" or "Shame, because…"


6 Responses to “Fame or Shame, Game #3”

  1. AJ says:

    Shame because the potty should scream “Touchdown!”

    A better invention would be a Field Goal Urinal. Little Johnny aims his stream between the goal posts to score 3 points.

    August 15th, 2008 at 12:17 am

  2. Christy says:

    Shame. A) He would learn to say “Go to hell Carolina” a little too early (although in the long run that wouldn’t be too bad) and B) If we ever took him to an NC State game as soon as there would be a touchdown and they played the red & white song, he would have to go poop. It would be like pavlov’s dogs.

    August 15th, 2008 at 6:45 am

  3. Christy says:

    Well…I agree with the other Christy. If my daughter heard “Hail to the Victors” after every time she pooped, she might just start pooping each time she heard the song out in “real life”. That could get messy….however it would be a great party trick.

    A better solution might be to get the potty for your rival team. That way, you can train your kid that they are a poopy team!

    August 15th, 2008 at 7:23 am

  4. Shannon says:

    Shame. Although my reason is more directed that the mom whose review you quoted. How come her husband can’t be involved in potty training without some sort of college/sports tie in?

    August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 am

  5. Lisa says:

    Awww, cooome on! FAME!! I mean yeah, it’s silly, but really, it’s kind of cute! Besides that I like the fact that it can do triple dooty (ie, a pottyring, a standalone, or a stool, haha), Is it really that bad recording a “hooray!” with your voice if you get the personal model? And forget about it, there are some pretty die hard college football freaks here in the south. Hilarious review by the way…..a vision of my tot TPing the living room sofa, running around naked, whilst pushing over and setting fire to his push car made me spit on my monitor!

    August 15th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

  6. Rebekah C says:

    Fame… This is too freaking hilarious. Once my daughter got over being terrified of her potty going crazy for her, I think she’d really latch on to the idea. Sounds like a hoot!!

    August 16th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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