9.27.2006

Psychic Friends Network: a friendly tribute.

Back in the early '90s there ran a series of infomercials to top all other infomercials—those of the Psychic Friends Network. The Psychic Friends Network was an organization run by one bleached-blonde Linda Georgian, and she co-hosted infomercials which demonstrated how stars of General Hospital, and you, could call in to get your very own psychic reading for only $3.99 a minute. Linda co-hosted the infomercials with none other than Dionne Warwick whose plastic surgery rivaled that of only one other person: Linda Georgian.



Over the course of several years we got about seven or eight different infomercials (nothing was truly as exciting as turning on the TV at 3 a.m. to hear Dionne rasping to a new celebrity endorser while Linda and her ever-shrinking nose looked on in admiration) selling us psychics, celebs and happiness. Until the organization filed for Chapter 11 in 1998. But let's not focus on that! The Psychic Friends Network infomercials marked a pinnacle in the golden era of infomercials, and we'd like to pay tribute to the it and them today by posting some of their magical infomercials!



Unfortunately, because we didn't consult our psychic friend before writing this post, we didn't know that 0 videos of said infomercials exists on YouTube. You'll have to make due with this link, home to various photos of Dionne Warwick and Linda Georgian hugging people on one of the infomercials.



We did manage to locate one relevant clip on the YouTube. It's of a 1993 episode of Geraldo, on which the titular host interviews Dionne and Linda. Linda gives us some juicy psychic celebrity dirt, including that JFK, Jr. and Daryl Hannah will be married and live happily ever after.



Finally, and perhaps best of all, is Linda Georgian's Web site. Here you can find out how you, too, can get a psychic reading from Linda. Linda posts her home address so you can send her checks or money orders for your reading and then kill her when your reading isn't anything like what really happens in your life. You can also find out about all the celebrities Miss Georgian has done readings for, including the ever-popular Liza Minell. And, finally, what would a psychic-to-the-stars's Web site be without photos of said psychic with her glamorous clientele?





No one's a bigger fan of Ed O'Neil and Linda Evens's work than us! And no one's a bigger winner than you today with our friendly tribute to the Psychic Friends Network! But you knew that already, didn't you?

12 comments:

Jen said...

Is that Dionne hugging Grace Jones?

Anonymous said...

1. Miss Cleo has come out as a lesbian.

2. Can we blame Didi-7 for the OxyClean/Orange Glow madness that once gripped our country?

3. The genre of infomercial ovens, specifically the FlavorWave and Ronco's Showtime Rotisserie Grill. "Set it and forget it!"

4. Sing it with me and my Psychic Friends -- "Friends can be lovers / Lovers can be friends..."

guess said...

You are not only illegally using Linda Georgian's image and likeness without her consent to add "content" to your site, you are running the risk of defamation of character and could possibly receive a letter from her attorneys.

bugelblogger said...

WOW!!! The article that was written about Linda Georgian was not nice at all!! When In fact there are so many other sites that are using her name and likeness that are not connected with her and is def not her phone number...How do I know??? I have called Linda Gerogian many times and got complete acurate readings!!! There are alot of websites using her name and with a different phone number, that is not hers! Bet the phony psychics are making a MINT using her name and not her phone number...There is only ONE PSYCHIC FRIEND..that is Linda Georgian...!!! And she lives in one state...

Dream Interpretation said...

Are you against of Linda Georgian?

Anonymous said...

this is crazy 2010 I'm reading this out of nowhere and Linda is an amazing person. I have the privilege of knowing her in person, and you can only dream to be as content as she is, at her age, and with her health.

Love psychic said...

A well deserved tribute! :)

Love psychic

Troy said...

I remember falling asleep in front of the t.v. as 3 am rolled around I started having psychic friend dreams. As for Linda Georgian I did find it interesting that she at different times predicted Bush would win and later predicted Clinton would win. With psychic power like that how did they go out of business (and not see it coming)?

Anonymous said...

How unfortunate she could't foresee her own demise.

psychicjim said...

I like this article a lot. You show real insight inot the psychic reading industry.

Irfan Ali said...

This one is good. keep up the good work!.. John Ryan

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